2009 Algarve Cup

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2009 Algarve Cup
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Tournament details
Host country Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal
Dates411 March 2009
Teams12 (from 3 confederations)
Venue(s)9 (in 9 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (3rd title)
Runners-upFlag of the United States.svg  United States
Third placeFlag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Tournament statistics
Matches played24
Goals scored55 (2.29 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of Germany.svg Kerstin Garefrekes
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Jayne Ludlow
Flag of Sweden.svg Lotta Schelin
(3 goals)
Best player(s) Flag of the United States.svg Hope Solo
2008
2010

The 2009 Algarve Cup was the sixteenth edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Portugal. It took place between 4 and 11 March 2009. It was won by Sweden who defeated holders the United States in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw in the final-game. [1]

The Algarve Cup is an 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 and has been nicknamed the "Mini FIFA Women's World Cup".

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.

Contents

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 Iceland moved up into Group B from their previous ranking in 2008, replacing Italy who did not feature this time. Wales returned to the competition for the first time in five years, while Austria 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.

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 place.

Teams

The twelve invited teams were:

Team FIFA Rankings
(December 2008)
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
2
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
4
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
6
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
7
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
13
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
17
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
19
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
31
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
37
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal (hosts)
45
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
49

Group stage

All times local (WET/UTC+0)

Group A

TeamPtsPldWDLGFGAGD
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 7321042+2
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 6320173+4
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 43111132
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 03003044

Germany  Flag of Germany.svg2 0Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Behringer Soccerball shade.svg 70'
Garefrekes Soccerball shade.svg 90'
Municipal Stadium, Albufeira

China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg0 0Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Municipal Stadium, Lagos

Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg1 0Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Fischer Soccerball shade.svg 75'
Municipal Stadium, Lagos

Germany  Flag of Germany.svg3 0Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Garefrekes Soccerball shade.svg 38', 68'
Kulig Soccerball shade.svg 58'
Municipal Stadium, Albufeira

Finland  Flag of Finland.svg0 1Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Bi Yan Soccerball shade.svg 73'
Municipal Stadium, Vila Real de Santo António

Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg3 2Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Fischer Soccerball shade.svg 28'
Schelin Soccerball shade.svg 36'Soccerball shade.svg 38'
Grings Soccerball shade.svg 77'
Kulig Soccerball shade.svg 83'

Group B

TeamPtsPldWDLGFGAGD
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 9330040+4
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 6320142+2
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 33102231
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 03003165

United States  Flag of the United States.svg2 0Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Woznuk Soccerball shade.svg 22'
DiMartino Soccerball shade.svg 37'
Report
Municipal Stadium, Lagos

Norway  Flag of Norway.svg1 3Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
Lie Soccerball shade.svg 41' Gunnarsdóttir Soccerball shade.svg 18', 51'
Rønning Soccerball shade.svg 56' (o.g.)

United States  Flag of the United States.svg1 0Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
Kai Soccerball shade.svg 90' Report
Desportivo da Nora Park, Ferreiras

Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg2 0Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Rasmussen Soccerball shade.svg 10'
Pedersen Soccerball shade.svg 86'
Municipal Stadium, Lagos

Norway  Flag of Norway.svg0 1Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Report Rapinoe Soccerball shade.svg 21'
Desportivo da Nora Park, Ferreiras

Iceland  Flag of Iceland.svg0 2Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Nadim Soccerball shade.svg 36'
Ørntoft Soccerball shade.svg 67'
Francisco Vieira Stadium, Silves

Group C

TeamPtsPldWDLGFGAGD
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 9330052+3
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 43111330
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 3310275+2
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 13012385

Wales  Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg1 2Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Fishlock Soccerball shade.svg 35' Entner Soccerball shade.svg 47'
Walzl Soccerball shade.svg 85'
Restinga Stadium, Alvor

Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg2 1Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
Borges Soccerball shade.svg 36'
Fernandes Soccerball shade.svg 44'
Rytwińska Soccerball shade.svg 30'
Municipal Stadium, Albufeira

Austria  Flag of Austria.svg1 1Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
Gröbner Soccerball shade.svg 61' Sznyrowska Soccerball shade.svg 70'
Municipal Stadium, Vila Real de Santo António

Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg2 1Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Fernandes Soccerball shade.svg 27'
Cristina Soccerball shade.svg 57' (pen.)
Ludlow Soccerball shade.svg 70'
Municipal Stadium, Albufeira

Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg1 0Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Vieira Soccerball shade.svg 8'

Poland  Flag of Poland.svg1 5Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Kawalec Soccerball shade.svg 80' Ludlow Soccerball shade.svg 22'Soccerball shade.svg 32'
Harries Soccerball shade.svg 38'Soccerball shade.svg 42'
Lander Soccerball shade.svg 86'
Municipal Stadium, Loulé

Placement play-offs

All times local (WET/UTC+0)

11th place

Wales  Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg1 2Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
Fishlock Soccerball shade.svg 14' Sznyrowska Soccerball shade.svg 10'
Pożerska Soccerball shade.svg 88'
CD Montechoro, Albufeira

9th place

Austria  Flag of Austria.svg0 2Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Rønning Soccerball shade.svg 43'
Gulbrandsen Soccerball shade.svg 78'
Municipal Stadium, Loulé

7th place

Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg1 1
(2 4 PSO)
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Couto Soccerball shade.svg 70' Lehtinen Soccerball shade.svg 13'
Municipal Stadium, Lagos

5th place

China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg2 1Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
Lou Jiahui Soccerball shade.svg 21'
Xu Yuan Soccerball shade.svg 69'
Report Þorsteinsdóttir Soccerball shade.svg 45'

3rd place

Germany  Flag of Germany.svg0 1Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Rydahl Bukh Soccerball shade.svg 41'

Final

United States  Flag of the United States.svg1 1
(3 4 PSO)
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Boxx Soccerball shade.svg 90' Report Schelin Soccerball shade.svg 18'
Penalties
Boxx Soccerball shad check.svg
Rapinoe Soccerball shade cross.svg
Lloyd Soccerball shad check.svg
Rampone Soccerball shade cross.svg
DiMartino Soccerball shad check.svg
Woznuk Soccerball shade cross.svg
Mitts Soccerball shade cross.svg
3 4Soccerball shad check.svg Fors
Soccerball shad check.svg Dahlkvist
Soccerball shad check.svg Sembrant
Soccerball shade cross.svg Paulson
Soccerball shade cross.svg Schelin
Soccerball shade cross.svg Olander
Soccerball shad check.svg Segerström
Estádio Algarve, Faro
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Bibiana Steinhaus (Germany)
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Kit left arm.svg
Kit body USAF2.png
Kit body.svg
Kit right arm right usa2.png
Kit right arm.svg
Kit shorts.svg
Kit socks long.svg
Kit left arm.svg
Kit body.svg
Kit right arm.svg
Kit shorts.svg
Kit socks long.svg
UNITED STATES:
GK1 Hope Solo
DF7 Shannon Boxx
DF17 Heather Mitts (c)
DF15 Lori Chalupny
DF3 Christie Rampone
MF9 Heather O'Reilly Sub off.svg 88'
MF16 Angela Hucles Sub off.svg 83'
MF11 Carli Lloyd
MF5 Lindsay Tarpley Sub off.svg 46'
FW15 Megan Rapinoe
FW6 Natasha Kai
Substitutes:
GK18 Nicole Barnhart
DF4 Rachel Buehler
DF13 Kendall Fletcher
MF21 Kacey White
MF12 Angie Woznuk Sub on.svg 88'
FW19 Tina DiMartino Sub on.svg 83'
FW8 Amy Rodriguez Sub on.svg 46'
Manager:
Flag of Sweden.svg Pia Sundhage
SWEDEN:
GK12 Kristin Hammarström
DF2 Charlotte Rohlin
DF3 Stina Segerström
DF4 Anna Paulson
DF6 Sara Thunebro Sub off.svg 46'
MF5 Caroline Seger Sub off.svg 78'
MF15 Therese Sjögran Sub off.svg 63'
MF17 Kosovare Asllani Sub off.svg 53'
MF18 Nilla Fischer Sub off.svg 37'
FW11 Victoria Svensson (c)Sub off.svg 71'
FW8 Lotta Schelin
Substitutes:
GK1 Hedvig Lindahl
DF7 Emelie Ölander Sub on.svg 46'
DF13 Alexandra Nilsson
DF19 Linda Sembrant Sub on.svg 78'
MF16 Louise Fors Sub on.svg 63'
MF20 Lisa Dahlkvist Sub on.svg 37'
FW9 Anna Lindblom
FW10 Sara Lindén Sub on.svg 71'
FW14 Madelaine Edlund Sub on.svg 53'
Manager:
Flag of Sweden.svg Thomas Dennerby

Match rules

  • 90 minutes
  • No extra time
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level
 2009 Algarve Cup 
Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Third title

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