2015 Algarve Cup

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2015 Algarve Cup
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Tournament details
Host country Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal
Dates4–11 March 2015
Teams12 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of the United States.svg  United States (10th title)
Runners-upFlag of France.svg  France
Third placeFlag of Germany.svg  Germany
Fourth placeFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played24
Goals scored75 (3.13 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of Sweden.svg Sofia Jakobsson
(4 goals)
2014
2016

The 2015 Algarve Cup was the 22nd edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Portugal. It took place on 4–11 March.

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, usually 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

Because of the number of competitive teams this year, the format was changed. Previously Group C teams were unable to get into the final, which was played between Group A and B winners. This year however, the final was played between the two best group winners. [1]

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 number of points in a group, their head-to-head result determine the higher place.

Teams

The participating teams were announced on 20 October 2014. [2]

Team FIFA Rankings
(December 2014)
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany [3]
1
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2
Flag of France.svg  France [4]
3
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
4
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden [5]
5
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
8
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
12
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
13
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
16
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland [6]
19
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
20
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal (hosts)
42

Match officials

The referees were announced on 20 February 2015. [7]

Referees
Assistant referees

Squads

Group stage

The groups were announced on 18 December 2014. [8] [9]

All times are local (UTC±00:00).

Tie-breaking criteria

For the group stage of this tournament, where two or more teams in a group tied on an equal number of points, the finishing positions will be determined by the following tie-breaking criteria in the following order: [10]

  1. number of points obtained in the matches among the teams in question
  2. goal difference in all the group matches
  3. number of goals scored in all the group matches
  4. fair-play ranking in all the group matches
  5. FIFA ranking

Group A

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 320174+36
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 320175+26
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 31113304
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 30120551
Source: [ citation needed ]
Brazil  Flag of Brazil.svg0–0Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Report
Estádio Municipal, Albufeira
Referee: Stéphanie Frappart (France)
Germany  Flag of Germany.svg2–4Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Marozsán Soccerball shade.svg 2'
Laudehr Soccerball shade.svg 3'
Report Seger Soccerball shade.svg 30', 71'
Jakobsson Soccerball shade.svg 54', 84'
Estádio Municipal, Vila Real de Santo António
Attendance: 769
Referee: Carina Vitulano (Italy)

Germany  Flag of Germany.svg2–0Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Mittag Soccerball shade.svg 40'
Popp Soccerball shade.svg 76'
Report
Estádio Municipal, Vila Real de Santo António
Attendance: 502
Referee: Lucila Montes (Mexico)
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg0–2Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
Report Marta Soccerball shade.svg 20'
Andressa Soccerball shade.svg 68' (pen.)
Municipal Stadium, Lagos
Referee: Qin Liang (China)

Brazil  Flag of Brazil.svg1–3Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Bruna Soccerball shade.svg 47' Report Popp Soccerball shade.svg 39'
Šašić Soccerball shade.svg 49'
Marozsán Soccerball shade.svg 56'
Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal
Attendance: 769
Referee: Melissa Borjas (Honduras)
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg3–0Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Asllani Soccerball shade.svg 4'
Schelin Soccerball shade.svg 33' (pen.)
Jakobsson Soccerball shade.svg 40'
Report
Estádio Municipal, Vila Real de Santo António
Referee: María Carvajal (Chile)

Group B

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 321051+47
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 31114404
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 31114514
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 30120331
Source: [ citation needed ]
Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg2–0Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
Dickenmann Soccerball shade.svg 57' (pen.), 66' Report
Estádio Municipal, Lagos
Referee: Ri Hyang-ok (North Korea)
Norway  Flag of Norway.svg1–2Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Hegerberg Soccerball shade.svg 43' Report Lloyd Soccerball shade.svg 56', 62'
Estádio Municipal, Vila Real de Santo António
Attendance: 500
Referee: Esther Staubli (Switzerland)

United States  Flag of the United States.svg3–0Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
Morgan Soccerball shade.svg 55'
Rodriguez Soccerball shade.svg 72'
Wambach Soccerball shade.svg 81'
Report
Estádio Municipal, Vila Real de Santo António
Attendance: 500
Referee: Cristina Dorcioman (Romania)
Norway  Flag of Norway.svg1–0Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
Haavi Soccerball shade.svg 9' Report
Estádio Municipal, Lagos
Referee: Gladys Lengwe (Zambia)

United States  Flag of the United States.svg0–0Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
Report
Estádio Municipal, Lagos
Attendance: 500
Referee: Abirami Naidu (Singapore)
Norway  Flag of Norway.svg2–2Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
Rønning Soccerball shade.svg 51'
Herlovsen Soccerball shade.svg 84'
Report Kiwic Soccerball shade.svg 61'
Humm Soccerball shade.svg 62'
Estádio Municipal, Albufeira
Referee: Claudia Umpiérrez (Uruguay)

Group C

TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Flag of France.svg  France 330082+69
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 31115724
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 31025503
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 30122641
Source: [ citation needed ]
Japan  Flag of Japan.svg1–2Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Ando Soccerball shade.svg 17' Report S. Nielsen Soccerball shade.svg 2'
Rasmussen Soccerball shade.svg 58'
Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal
Attendance: 133
Referee: Claudia Umpiérrez (Uruguay)
Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg0–1Flag of France.svg  France
Report Le Sommer Soccerball shade.svg 64'
Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal
Referee: María Carvajal (Chile)

Japan  Flag of Japan.svg3–0Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Kawamura Soccerball shade.svg 36'
Yokoyama Soccerball shade.svg 54'
Sugasawa Soccerball shade.svg 79'
Report
Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal
Referee: Melissa Borjas (Honduras)
France  Flag of France.svg4–1Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Le Sommer Soccerball shade.svg 2'
Abily Soccerball shade.svg 6'
Dali Soccerball shade.svg 13'
Lavogez Soccerball shade.svg 43'
Report S. Nielsen Soccerball shade.svg 76'
Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal
Attendance: 45
Referee: Jana Adámková (Czech Republic)

Japan  Flag of Japan.svg1–3Flag of France.svg  France
Kawasumi Soccerball shade.svg 43' Report Thiney Soccerball shade.svg 52' (pen.), 85'
Le Sommer Soccerball shade.svg 70'
Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal
Referee: Carina Vitulano (Italy)
Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg2–2Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Silva Soccerball shade.svg 77' (pen.)
Neto Soccerball shade.svg 87'
Report S. Nielsen Soccerball shade.svg 54'
Rask Soccerball shade.svg 71'

Ranking of teams for placement matches

The ranking of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th placed teams in each group to determine the placement matches:

PosGrpTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1CFlag of France.svg  France 330082+69 Final
2BFlag of the United States.svg  United States 321051+47
3AFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 320174+36 Third-place match
Source: [ citation needed ]
PosGrpTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1AFlag of Germany.svg  Germany 320175+26 Third-place match
2BFlag of Norway.svg  Norway 31114404 Fifth-place match
3CFlag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 31115724
Source: [ citation needed ]
PosGrpTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1AFlag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 31113304 Seventh-place match
2BFlag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 31114514
3CFlag of Japan.svg  Japan 31025503 Ninth-place match
Source: [ citation needed ]
PosGrpTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1BFlag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 30120331 Ninth-place match
2CFlag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 30122641 Eleventh-place match
3AFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 30120551
Source: [ citation needed ]

Placement matches

Eleventh-place match

Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg3–3Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Rodrigues Soccerball shade.svg 29'
Luís Soccerball shade.svg 38'
Silva Soccerball shade.svg 89' (pen.)
Report Xu Yanlu Soccerball shade.svg 3'
Wang Shanshan Soccerball shade.svg 27'
Gu Yasha Soccerball shade.svg 69'
Penalties
8–7
Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal
Referee: Abirami Naidu (Singapore)

Ninth-place match

Japan  Flag of Japan.svg2–0Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
Miyama Soccerball shade.svg 47', 59' Report
Estádio Algarve, Faro
Referee: Gladys Lengwe (Zambia)

Seventh-place match

Brazil  Flag of Brazil.svg4–1Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
Marta Soccerball shade.svg 30', 77'
Bia Soccerball shade.svg 37'
Andressa Soccerball shade.svg 82'
Report Wälti Soccerball shade.svg 45'
Estádio Municipal, Albufeira
Referee: Jana Adámková (Czech Republic)

Fifth-place match

Norway  Flag of Norway.svg5–2Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Gulbrandsen Soccerball shade.svg 7', 34', 44'
Wold Soccerball shade.svg 65'
Bjånesøy Soccerball shade.svg 71'
Report Harder Soccerball shade.svg 60', 73'
Estádio Municipal, Albufeira
Referee: Lucila Montes (Mexico)

Third-place match

Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg1–2Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Jakobsson Soccerball shade.svg 64' Report Mittag Soccerball shade.svg 3'
Popp Soccerball shade.svg 52'
Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal
Attendance: 813
Referee: Qin Liang (China)

Final

France  Flag of France.svg0–2Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Report Johnston Soccerball shade.svg 7'
Press Soccerball shade.svg 41'

Final standings

RankTeam
Gold medal icon.svgFlag of the United States.svg  United States
Silver medal icon.svgFlag of France.svg  France
Bronze medal icon.svgFlag of Germany.svg  Germany
4Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
5Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
6Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
7Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
8Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
9Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
10Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
11Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
12Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR

Goalscorers

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

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