2008 Algarve Cup

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2008 Algarve Cup
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Tournament details
Host country Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal
Dates 512 March 2008
Teams 12 (from 3 confederations)
Venue(s) 9 (in 9 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of the United States.svg  United States (6th title)
Runners-upFlag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Third placeFlag of Norway.svg  Norway
Tournament statistics
Matches played 24
Goals scored 68 (2.83 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of Iceland.svg Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir (6 goals)
Best player Flag of Denmark.svg Cathrine Paaske Sørensen
2007
2009

The 2008 Algarve Cup was the fifteenth edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Portugal. It took place between 5 and 12 March 2008 with the reigning champions the United States winning the event for a record sixth time, after defeating Denmark, 2-1, in the final game [1] in a repeat of the previous year's final.

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.

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Format

The twelve invited teams were split into three groups that played a round-robin tournament. The entrants were almost identical to the previous year, but Italy moved up into Group B from their previous ranking in 2007, replacing France who did not feature this time. Poland appeared in the competition for the first time.

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.

France womens national football team womens national association football team representing France

The French women's national football team is directed by the French Football Federation (FFF). The team competes as a member of UEFA in various international football tournaments such as the FIFA Women's World Cup, UEFA Women's Euro, the Summer Olympics, and the Algarve Cup.

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 amount of points in a group, their head-to-head result determined the higher placed.

Group stage

All times local (WET/UTC+0)

Group A

TeamPtsPldWDLGFGAGD
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 9330030+3
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 6320151+4
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 33102341
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 03003176

Germany  Flag of Germany.svg 01 Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Pedersen Soccerball shade.svg 46'

Finland  Flag of Finland.svg 13 Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Talonen Soccerball shade.svg 64' Ljungberg Soccerball shade.svg 25'
Fischer Soccerball shade.svg 29'
Lundin Soccerball shade.svg 87'
Municipal Stadium, Lagos

Germany  Flag of Germany.svg 30 Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Prinz Soccerball shade.svg 17', Soccerball shade.svg 28'
Lingor Soccerball shade.svg 37' (pen)

Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg 10 Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Sørensen Soccerball shade.svg 6'
Municipal Stadium, Lagos

Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg 10 Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Sørensen Soccerball shade.svg 47'
Municipal Stadium, Lagos

Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg 02 Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Smisek Soccerball shade.svg 25'
Prinz Soccerball shade.svg 86' (pen)
Municipal Stadium, Vila Real de Santo António

Group B

TeamPtsPldWDLGFGAGD
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 93300100+10
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 63201770
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 33102462
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 03003198

China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 04 Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Report Tarpley Soccerball shade.svg 5'
Heath Soccerball shade.svg 47'
Wambach Soccerball shade.svg 64'
Lloyd Soccerball shade.svg 69'
Municipal Stadium, Albufeira

Norway  Flag of Norway.svg 42 Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Thorsnes Soccerball shade.svg 9'
Storløkken Soccerball shade.svg 47'
Stangeland Horpestad Soccerball shade.svg 63' (pen)
Kaurin Soccerball shade.svg 74'
Panico Soccerball shade.svg 34'
Gabbiadini Soccerball shade.svg 86'
Restinga Stadium, Alvor

United States  Flag of the United States.svg 20 Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Tarpley Soccerball shade.svg 5'
O'Reilly Soccerball shade.svg 74'
Report
Restinga Stadium, Alvor

Norway  Flag of Norway.svg 31 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
unknown Soccerball shade.svg 42' (o.g.)
Storløkken Soccerball shade.svg 64'
Wiik Soccerball shade.svg 90'
Guo Yue Soccerball shade.svg 62'
Municipal Stadium, Albufeira

China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 02 Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Conti Soccerball shade.svg 41'
Panico Soccerball shade.svg 70'
Municipal Stadium, Loulé

United States  Flag of the United States.svg 40 Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Kai Soccerball shade.svg 55'
Wambach Soccerball shade.svg 57'
O'Reilly Soccerball shade.svg 65'
Rodriguez Soccerball shade.svg 90'
Report
Restinga Stadium, Alvor

Group C

TeamPtsPldWDLGFGAGD
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 9330091+8
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 6320154+1
Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland 33102264
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 03003165

Iceland  Flag of Iceland.svg 20 Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
Stefánsdóttir Soccerball shade.svg 58'
Viðarsdóttir Soccerball shade.svg 81'
Municipal Stadium, Lagos

Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg 20 Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland
Fernandes Soccerball shade.svg 86'
Vieira Soccerball shade.svg 90+2'

Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg 31 Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
Couto Soccerball shade.svg 17'
Fernandes Soccerball shade.svg 44'
Vieira Soccerball shade.svg 80'
Bochra Soccerball shade.svg 42'

Republic of Ireland  Flag of Ireland.svg 14 Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
Grant Soccerball shade.svg 23' Arnardóttir Soccerball shade.svg 7'
Viðarsdóttir Soccerball shade.svg 12', Soccerball shade.svg 40'
Gunnarsdóttir Soccerball shade.svg 19'
Municipal Stadium, Lagos

Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg 03 Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
Viðarsdóttir Soccerball shade.svg 15', Soccerball shade.svg 17'
Jónsdóttir Soccerball shade.svg 69'
Municipal Stadium, Vila Real de Santo António

Poland  Flag of Poland.svg 01 Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland
Grant Soccerball shade.svg 35'
Municipal Stadium, Lagos

Placement play-offs

All times local (WET/UTC+0)

11th place

Republic of Ireland  Flag of Ireland.svg 22
(56 PSO)
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
O'Brien Soccerball shade.svg
O'Gorman Soccerball shade.svg
Stobba Soccerball shade.svg 23'
Winczo Soccerball shade.svg 48'
Arsenio Catuna Complex, Guia

9th place

China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 11
(54 PSO)
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Bi Yan Soccerball shade.svg 1' Fernandes Soccerball shade.svg 34'
Penalties
Li Jie Soccerball shad check.svg
Xu Yuan Soccerball shad check.svg
Wang Kun Soccerball shade cross.svg
Ying Soccerball shad check.svg
Bi Yan Soccerball shad check.svg
Song Xiaoli Soccerball shad check.svg
5 4Soccerball shad check.svg Matias
Soccerball shad check.svg Vieira
Soccerball shade cross.svg Fernandes
Soccerball shad check.svg Brandão
Soccerball shad check.svg Couto
Soccerball shade cross.svg Valinho
CD Montechoro, Albufeira

7th place

Finland  Flag of Finland.svg 03 Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
Viðarsdóttir Soccerball shade.svg 12'
Hönnudóttir Soccerball shade.svg 41'
Gunnarsdóttir Soccerball shade.svg 90'
Municipal Stadium, Loulé

5th place

Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg 30 Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Öqvist Soccerball shade.svg 56'
Svensson Soccerball shade.svg 61', Soccerball shade.svg 80'

3rd place

Germany  Flag of Germany.svg 02 Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Wiik Soccerball shade.svg 41'
Knutsen Soccerball shade.svg 50'
Municipal Stadium, Vila Real de Santo António

Final

Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg 12 Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Sørensen Soccerball shade.svg 31' Report Kai Soccerball shade.svg 14'
Wambach Soccerball shade.svg 50'
Municipal Stadium, Vila Real de Santo António
Referee: Schett (Austria)
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DENMARK:
GK 1 Heidi Johansen
DF 2 Mia Olsen Sub off.svg 76'
DF 3 Katrine Pedersen
DF 4 Christina Ørntoft
DF 5 Bettina Falk Sub off.svg 76'
MF 6 Mariann Gajhede
MF 7 Cathrine Paaske Sørensen
MF 10 Camilla Sand Sub off.svg 76'
FW 9 Maiken Pape Sub off.svg 54'
FW 11 Merete Pedersen
FW 13 Johanna Rasmussen
Substitutes:
MF 8 Janne Madsen Sub on.svg 54'
MF 12 Line Røddik Sub on.svg 76'
FW 14 Marie Herping
DF 15 Marie Bjerg Sub on.svg 76'
GK 16 Tine Cederkvist
DF 17 Mette V. Jensen
MF 18 Theresa Nielsen
FW 19 Sine Hovesen Sub on.svg 76'
DF 20 Sanne Troelsgaard
Manager:
Flag of Denmark.svg Kenneth Heiner-Møller
UNITED STATES:
GK 18 Hope Solo
DF 3 Christie Rampone
DF 14 Stephanie Cox Yellowcard.svg 60'Sub off.svg 74'
DF 15 Kate Markgraf
DF 17 Lori Chalupny
MF 5 Lindsay Tarpley Sub off.svg 77'
MF 9 Heather O'Reilly Sub off.svg 46'
MF 11 Carli Lloyd Sub off.svg 35'
MF 12 Leslie Osborne
FW 6 Natasha Kai Sub off.svg 81'
FW 20 Abby Wambach Sub off.svg 88'
Substitutes:
DF 4 Cat Whitehill
MF 7 Shannon Boxx
MF 8 Lauren Cheney Sub on.svg 88'
MF 10 Angie Woznuk Sub on.svg 77'
MF 16 Angela Hucles Sub on.svg 35'
FW 19 Amy Rodriguez Sub on.svg 81'
DF 20 Tobin Heath Sub on.svg 46'
GK 24 Nicole Barnhart
DF 26 Rachel Buehler Sub on.svg 74'
Manager:
Flag of Sweden.svg Pia Sundhage

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