2007 Algarve Cup

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2007 Algarve Cup
Tournament details
Host country Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal
Dates714 March 2007
Teams12 (from 3 confederations)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of the United States.svg  United States (5th title)
Runners-upFlag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Third placeFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played24
Goals scored61 (2.54 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of the United States.svg Carli Lloyd (4 goals)
Best player(s) Flag of the United States.svg Carli Lloyd
Best goalkeeper Flag of Sweden.svg Caroline Jonsson
2006
2008

The 2007 Algarve Cup was the fourteenth edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Portugal. It took place between 7 and 12 March 2007 with the previous year's runners-up, the United States, winning the event for a record fifth time, breaking Norway's previous record of four championships, by defeating Denmark, 2-0, in the final game. Sweden ended up third defeating France, 3-1, in the bronze medal 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, being 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.

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Format

The twelve invited teams were split into three groups that played a round-robin tournament. All of the teams from Groups A and B returned from 2006, but Italy and Iceland were invited back for the third time to play in Group C replacing Mexico and Wales.

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.

Italy womens national football team womens national association football team representing Italy

The Italy women's national football team represents Italy in international women's football at the senior level. The team is governed by the Italian Football Federation.

Iceland womens national football team womens national association football team representing Iceland

The Iceland women's national football team represents Iceland in international women's football. It is currently ranked as the 19th best national team in the world by FIFA as of June 2018. On October 30, 2008, the national team qualified to the 2009 UEFA Women's Championship, the first major football tournament Iceland take part in, having previously competed in the 1995 UEFA Women's Championship which was a home and away knockout competition. At the 2013 UEFA Women's Championship they've taken their first point in a major championship, following a draw against Norway in the opening game.

Groups A and B, containing the strongest ranked teams, were the only ones in contention to win the title. The group winners from A and B contested the final, with the runners-up playing for third place and those that finished third in these two groups playing for fifth place.

The teams in Group C were playing for places 7-12, with the winner of Group C playing the team that finished fourth in Group A or B with the better record for seventh place and the Group C runner-up playing the team which came last in Group A or B with the worse record for ninth place. The third and fourth-placed teams in Group C played for eleventh place.

Points awarded in the group stage follow 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 number of points in a group, their head-to-head result determined the higher placed.

Teams

The twelve invited teams were:

Team FIFA Rankings
(December 2006)
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
4
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 Italy.svg  Italy
13
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
16
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
21
Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland
32
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal (hosts)
46

Group stage

All times local (WET/UTC+0)

Group A

TeamPtsPldWDLGFGAGD
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 6320153+2
Flag of France.svg  France 63201242
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 33102231
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 3310243+1
France  Flag of France.svg04Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Paaske-Sørensen Soccerball shade.svg 30'
Pape Soccerball shade.svg 68'
Rasmussen Soccerball shade.svg 73'
Pedersen Soccerball shade.svg 89'
Estádio Municipal, Silves
Germany  Flag of Germany.svg12Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Lingor Soccerball shade.svg 18' Stensland Soccerball shade.svg 15'
Wiik Soccerball shade.svg 69'

France  Flag of France.svg10Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Bussaglia Soccerball shade.svg 33'
Norway  Flag of Norway.svg01Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Larsen Soccerball shade.svg 89'
Estádio da Nora, Ferreiras

France  Flag of France.svg10Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Abily Soccerball shade.svg 67'
Estádio Municipal, Lagos
Germany  Flag of Germany.svg30Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Mittag Soccerball shade.svg 16', Soccerball shade.svg 44'
Behringer Soccerball shade.svg 48'
Estádio Municipal, Vila Real de Santo António

Group B

TeamPtsPldWDLGFGAGD
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 9330063+3
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 6320163+3
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 33102242
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 03003154
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg30Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Sjögran Soccerball shade.svg 22'
Svensson Soccerball shade.svg 34'
Nordin Soccerball shade.svg 90+1'
United States  Flag of the United States.svg21Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Lilly Soccerball shade.svg 19' (pen)
Lloyd Soccerball shade.svg 38'
Report Duan Soccerball shade.svg 21'

Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg10Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Rohlin Soccerball shade.svg 90'
United States  Flag of the United States.svg10Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Lloyd Soccerball shade.svg 46' Report
Estádio Municipal, Vila Real de Santo António

Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg23Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Oqvist Soccerball shade.svg 71'
Svensson Soccerball shade.svg 83' (pen)
Report Wambach Soccerball shade.svg 39', Soccerball shade.svg 72'
Lloyd Soccerball shade.svg 44'
Estádio Municipal, Vila Real de Santo António
China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg02Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Rantanen Soccerball shade.svg 23' (pen)
Talonen Soccerball shade.svg 31'
Estádio do Portimonense, Portimão

Group C

TeamPtsPldWDLGFGAGD
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 9330072+5
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 4311174+3
Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland 23021363
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 13012275
Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg11Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland
Martins Soccerball shade.svg 59' Report Curtis Soccerball shade.svg 7'
Estádio Municipal, Lagos
Italy  Flag of Italy.svg21Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
Conti Soccerball shade.svg 21'
Panico Soccerball shade.svg 46'
Viðarsdóttir Soccerball shade.svg 45' (pen)
Estádio Municipal, Lagos

Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg01Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Report Conti Soccerball shade.svg 9'
Estádio Municipal, Lagos
Iceland  Flag of Iceland.svg11Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland
Logadóttir Soccerball shade.svg 36' O'Toole Soccerball shade.svg 72'
Estádio Municipal, Lagos

Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg15Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
Dani Soccerball shade.svg 35' Report Jónsdóttir Soccerball shade.svg 6'
Magnúsdóttir Soccerball shade.svg 58', Soccerball shade.svg 78', Soccerball shade.svg 90'
Viðarsdóttir Soccerball shade.svg 90+3'
Estádio Municipal, Lagos
Italy  Flag of Italy.svg41Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland
Panico Soccerball shade.svg 17'
Fuselli Soccerball shade.svg 58', Soccerball shade.svg 61'
Gama Soccerball shade.svg 64'
Byrne Soccerball shade.svg 35'
Estádio Dr. Francisco Vieira, Silves

Placement play-offs

All times local (WET/UTC+0)

11th place

Republic of Ireland  Flag of Ireland.svg00
(54 PSO)
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Report
Estádio da Nora, Ferreiras

9th place

Iceland  Flag of Iceland.svg41Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Lárusdóttir Soccerball shade.svg 68'
Samúelsdóttir Soccerball shade.svg 75'
Viðarsdóttir Soccerball shade.svg 81', Soccerball shade.svg 82'
Lou Xiaoxu Soccerball shade.svg 90+2'
Complexo Desportivo, Montechoro

7th place

Italy  Flag of Italy.svg10Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Fuselli Soccerball shade.svg 81'
Estádio José Arcanjo, Olhão

5th place

Norway  Flag of Norway.svg20Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Wiik Soccerball shade.svg 55'
Storløkken Soccerball shade.svg 90'
Estádio Josino Costa, Lagoa

3rd place

Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg31Flag of France.svg  France
Öqvist Soccerball shade.svg 17'
Svensson Soccerball shade.svg 45+1'
Johansson Soccerball shade.svg 47'
Ramos Soccerball shade.svg 68'
Estádio Municipal, Vila Real de Santo António

Final

United States  Flag of the United States.svg20Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Lilly Soccerball shade.svg 12'
Lloyd Soccerball shade.svg 51'
Report
Municipal Stadium, Vila Real de Santo António
 2007 Algarve Cup 
Flag of the United States.svg
United States
Fifth title

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References

  1. Dirk Hinrichs (14 March 2007). "US Wins Algarve Cup for Fifth Time". Washington Post. Retrieved 2 February 2017.