2006 Algarve Cup

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2006 Algarve Cup
Tournament details
Host countryFlag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
City Algarve
Dates9–15 March
Teams11 (from 3 confederations)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of Germany.svg  Germany (1st title)
Runners-upFlag of the United States.svg  United States
Third placeFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Fourth placeFlag of France.svg  France
Tournament statistics
Matches played20
Goals scored55 (2.75 per match)
2005
2007

The 2006 Algarve Cup is the 13th edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Portugal. It took place 9–15 March 2006. Eleven teams participated in this edition of the Algarve Cup. Germany won the tournament defeating the USA, 4–3, in the final-game. Sweden ended up third defeating France, 1–0, in the third-prize game. [1]

The Algarve Cup, nicknamed the Mini FIFA Women's World Cup, is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's association football hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious and longest-running women's international football events.

Womens association football association football when played by women

Women's association football, also commonly known as women's football or women's soccer is the most prominent team sport played by women around the globe. It is played at the professional level in numerous countries throughout the world and 176 national teams participate internationally.

Portugal Republic in Southwestern Europe

Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost sovereign state of mainland Europe. It is bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own regional governments.

Contents

Format

The eleven teams are split into three groups that played a round-robin group stage, with 4 teams each in Group A and Group B, and 3 teams in Group C.

A round-robin tournament is a competition in which each contestant meets all other contestants in turn. A round-robin contrasts with an elimination tournament, in which participants are eliminated after a certain number of losses.

The format for this edition of the Algarve Cup is as follows: Groups A and B, containing the strongest ranked teams, are the only ones in contention to win the title. The group A and B winners contest the final – to win the Algarve Cup. The runners-up play for third place, and those that finish third in the groups play for fifth place. The teams in Group C played for places 7–12. The winner of Group C played the team that finished fourth in Group A or B (whichever has the better record) for seventh place. The Group C runner-up played the team who finishes last in Group A or B (with the worse record) for ninth place. The team that finished last in Group C does not participate in the play-off stage.

Points awarded in the group stage followed the standard formula of three points for a win, one point for a draw and zero points for a loss. In the case of two teams being tied on the same amount of points in a group, their head-to-head result determined the higher place.

Teams

The twelve invited teams were:

Team FIFA Rankings
(December 2005)
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
1
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
3
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
5
Flag of France.svg  France
7
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
8
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
9
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
16
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
26
Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland
32
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal (hosts)
40

Group stage

Group A

TeamPld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 330090+99
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 31114404
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 30210112
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 30121981


Germany  Flag of Germany.svg5–0Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Pohlers Soccerball shade.svg 59'
Prinz Soccerball shade.svg 63'
Garefrekes Soccerball shade.svg 71'
Behringer Soccerball shade.svg 80'
Fuss Soccerball shade.svg 85'
Loulé


Norway  Flag of Norway.svg0–0Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Loulé


Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg0–3Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Prinz Soccerball shade.svg 29'
Behringer Soccerball shade.svg 44'
Wimbersky Soccerball shade.svg 58'
Loulé


Finland  Flag of Finland.svg0–0Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Alvor


Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg4–1Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Svensson Soccerball shade.svg 26', Soccerball shade.svg 52', Soccerball shade.svg 85'
Mostrom Soccerball shade.svg 68'
Valkonen Soccerball shade.svg 85'
Lagos


Germany  Flag of Germany.svg1–0Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Wimbersky Soccerball shade.svg 93'
Faro-Loulé

Group B

TeamPld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 321091+87
Flag of France.svg  France 31114624
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 311161+54
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 3012213111
  • France takes 2nd place in Group B via head-to-head result against China


China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg0–0Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Report
Faro


Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg2–2Flag of France.svg  France
Nielsen Soccerball shade.svg 31'
Sørensen Soccerball shade.svg 50'
Coquet Soccerball shade.svg 18'
Tonazzi Soccerball shade.svg 26'
Faro
France  Flag of France.svg1–0Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Bussaglia Soccerball shade.svg 2'
Faro


Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg0–5Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Report Wambach Soccerball shade.svg 16'
O'Reilly Soccerball shade.svg 29', Soccerball shade.svg 31'
Lilly Soccerball shade.svg 42'
Kai Soccerball shade.svg 72'
Faro


United States  Flag of the United States.svg4–1Flag of France.svg  France
Lilly Soccerball shade.svg 1'
Wagner Soccerball shade.svg 49'
Tarpley Soccerball shade.svg 50'
Kai Soccerball shade.svg 76'
Report Lattaf Soccerball shade.svg 64'
Faro-Loulé


Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg0–6Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Duan Soccerball shade.svg 20' (34), 41'
Yue Soccerball shade.svg 28' (52)
Xiaoyan Soccerball shade.svg 66'
Lagos

Group C

TeamPld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 211060+64
Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland 211010+14
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 20020770
Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg0–1Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland
Report Laura Hislop Soccerball shade.svg 29'
Alvor
Republic of Ireland  Flag of Ireland.svg0–0Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
Vila Real de Santo Antonio
Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg0–6Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
Report Castelan Soccerball shade.svg 4', Soccerball shade.svg 23'
Soto Soccerball shade.svg 30'
González Soccerball shade.svg 35'
Costa Soccerball shade.svg 42'
Maradiaga Soccerball shade.svg 77'
Silves

Placement play-offs

Ninth place match

Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg4–0Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland


Seventh place match

Finland  Flag of Finland.svg4–3Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico


Fifth place match

Norway  Flag of Norway.svg1–0Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Ronning Soccerball shade.svg


Third place match

Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg1–0Flag of France.svg  France
Schelin Soccerball shade.svg

Final

Germany  Flag of Germany.svg0–0Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Report
Penalties
Behringer Soccerball shad check.svg
Pohlers Soccerball shad check.svg
Prinz Soccerball shade cross.svg
Okoyino Da Mbabi Soccerball shad check.svg
Wimbersky Soccerball shad check.svg
4–3 Wagner Soccerball shad check.svg
Boxx Soccerball shade cross.svg
Whitehill Soccerball shad check.svg
Wambach Soccerball shade cross.svg
Lilly Soccerball shad check.svg
Estádio do Algarve, Faro-Loulé


 2006 Algarve Cup 
Flag of Germany.svg
Germany
First title

Final standings

RankTeam
Gold medal icon.svgFlag of Germany.svg  Germany
Silver medal icon.svgFlag of the United States.svg  United States
Bronze medal icon.svgFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
4Flag of France.svg  France
5Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
6Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
7Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
8Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
9Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
10Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland
11Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal

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References

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