2018 Algarve Cup

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2018 Algarve Cup
Tournament details
Host countryPortugal
Dates28 February – 7 March
Teams12 (from 3 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
(Final match not played)
Third placeFlag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Fourth placeFlag of Australia.svg  Australia
Tournament statistics
Matches played22
Goals scored61 (2.77 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of Canada.svg Christine Sinclair
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Lieke Martens
Flag of Sweden.svg Fridolina Rolfö
(3 goals)
Best player(s) Flag of Portugal.svg Cláudia Neto
Fair play awardFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
2017
2019

The 2018 Algarve Cup was the 25th edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Portugal. It took place from 28 February to 7 March 2018. [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

Because the final between the Netherlands and Sweden was cancelled, the trophy was awarded to both teams. [2]

Format

The twelve invited teams were split into three groups to play a round-robin tournament.

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.

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

Team FIFA Rankings [3]
(December 2017)
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
4
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
5
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
7
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
9
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
10
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
12
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
14
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
14
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
16
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
20
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
25
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
38

Venues

Albufeira Municipality in Algarve, Portugal

Albufeira is a city, seat and municipality in the district of Faro, in the southernmost Portuguese region of the Algarve. The municipality population in 2011 was 40,828, in an area of 140.66 square kilometres. The city proper had a population of 13,646 in 2001. It is 250 kilometres (160 mi) from Lisbon, and is within close proximity of Paderne Castle. Lagos is located 30 kilometres (19 mi) to the west, and Faro 45 kilometres (28 mi) to the south-east. A tourist destination, Albufeira expands to approximately 300,000 residents during the summer and during New Year celebrations, owing to the number of hotels and lodgings in the district, that includes marina facilities, golf courses, restaurants and bars for the annual flood of visitors.

Parchal is a town and a former civil parish in the municipality (concelho) of Lagoa, Portugal. In 2013, the parish merged into the new parish Estômbar e Parchal. The population in 2011 was 4,019, in an area of 3.86 km². It is situated in the northwest part of the Lagoa Municipality.

Estádio Algarve stadium

The Estádio Algarve is an association football stadium located between Faro and Loulé, in Portugal. It was the former home of Farense and Louletano, having received some Olhanense and Portimonense matches during their respective stadiums' works of renovation. From 2004 to 2013, Louletano shared the stadium with Sporting Clube Farense.

Squads

Group stage

The groups were announced on 6 December 2017, and re-organised on 18 December, [4] due to South Korea being drawn against Australia in the Asian Cup finals the following month.

2018 AFC Womens Asian Cup

The 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup was the 19th edition of the AFC Women's Asian Cup, the quadrennial international football tournament in Asia competed by the women's national teams in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). It was originally scheduled to be held in Jordan between 7 and 22 April 2018, but later was changed to 6 to 20 April 2018.

All times are local (UTC±0).

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 were determined by the following tie-breaking criteria in the following order:

In games and sports, a tiebreaker or tiebreak is used to determine a winner from among players or teams that are tied at the end of a contest, or a set of contests.

  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

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 321063+37
2Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal (H)321041+37
3Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 31025613
4Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 30031650
Source: FPF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg2–1Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Report Xu Yanlu Soccerball shade.svg 57'
Lagos Municipal Stadium, Lagos
Referee: Marianela Araya (Costa Rica)
Australia  Flag of Australia.svg4–3Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Report
Albufeira Municipal Stadium, Albufeira

Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg0–0Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
Report
Referee: Jonesia Kabakama (Tanzania)
China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg0–2Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Report
VRS António Sports Complex, Vila Real de Santo António
Referee: Ekaterina Koroleva (United States)

Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg2–0Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Report
Australia  Flag of Australia.svg2–0Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Report
Albufeira Municipal Stadium, Albufeira
Referee: Laura Fortunato (Argentina)

Group B

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 321072+57
2Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 320153+26
3Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 31114514
4Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 30031760
Source: FPF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
South Korea  Flag of South Korea.svg3–1Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Report Belomyttseva Soccerball shade.svg 17'
Albufeira Municipal Stadium, Albufeira
Referee: Laura Fortunato (Argentina)
Canada  Flag of Canada.svg1–3Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Beckie Soccerball shade.svg 46' Report
Bela Vista Municipal Stadium, Parchal
Referee: Ledya Tafesse (Ethiopia)

Russia  Flag of Russia.svg0–1Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
Report Sinclair Soccerball shade.svg 25' (pen.)
Referee: Sandra Braz Bastos (Portugal)
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg1–1Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
Blackstenius Soccerball shade.svg 20' Report Lee Min-a Soccerball shade.svg 33'
Bela Vista Municipal Stadium, Parchal
Referee: Salima Mukansanga (Rwanda)

Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg3–0Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Report
Bela Vista Municipal Stadium, Parchal
Referee: Marianela Araya (Costa Rica)
South Korea  Flag of South Korea.svg0–3Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
Report
Lagos Municipal Stadium, Lagos
Referee: María Carvajal (Chile)

Group C

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 321094+57
2Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 32016716
3Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 30211212
4Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 30122531
Source: FPF
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Japan  Flag of Japan.svg2–6Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Report
Bela Vista Municipal Stadium, Parchal
Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg0–0Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
Report
Lagos Municipal Stadium, Lagos
Referee: Jeong Oh-hyeon (South Korea)

Japan  Flag of Japan.svg2–1Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
Report Eiríksdóttir Soccerball shade.svg 74'
Bela Vista Municipal Stadium, Parchal
Referee: María Carvajal (Chile)
Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg2–3Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Report
VRS António Sports Complex, Vila Real de Santo António
Referee: Casey Reibelt (Australia)

Japan  Flag of Japan.svg2–0Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Report
Referee: Ledya Tafesse (Ethiopia)
Iceland  Flag of Iceland.svg0–0Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Report
Albufeira Municipal Stadium, Albufeira
Referee: Jeong Oh-hyeon (South Korea)

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 the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 321094+57 Final
2BFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 321072+57
3AFlag of Australia.svg  Australia 321063+37 Third-place match
Source: FPF
  • 2nd placed teams
PosGrpTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1AFlag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 321041+37 Third-place match
2BFlag of Canada.svg  Canada 320153+26 Fifth-place match
3CFlag of Japan.svg  Japan 32016716
Source: FPF
  • 3rd placed teams
PosGrpTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1BFlag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 31114514 Seventh-place match
2AFlag of Norway.svg  Norway 31025613
3CFlag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 30211212 Ninth-place match
Source: FPF
  • 4th placed teams
PosGrpTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1CFlag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 30122531 Ninth-place match
2AFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 30031650 Eleventh-place match
3BFlag of Russia.svg  Russia 30031760
Source: FPF

Placement matches

Eleventh place game

China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg2–1Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Report Shishkina Soccerball shade.svg 40'
VRS António Sports Complex, Vila Real de Santo António
Referee: Jonesia Kabakama (Tanzania)

Ninth place game

Seventh place game

South Korea  Flag of South Korea.svgAbandonedFlag of Norway.svg  Norway
Report
Albufeira Municipal Stadium, Albufeira
Referee: Sandra Braz Bastos (Portugal)

Fifth place game

Canada  Flag of Canada.svg2–0Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Report
Bela Vista Municipal Stadium, Parchal
Referee: Casey Reibelt (Australia)

Third place game

Australia  Flag of Australia.svg1–2Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Cooper Soccerball shade.svg 45+3' Report
Albufeira Municipal Stadium, Albufeira
Referee: Ekaterina Koroleva (United States)

Final

Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svgCancelledFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Report
Bela Vista Municipal Stadium, Parchal

Final standings

RankTeam
Gold medal icon.svgFlag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Bronze medal icon.svgFlag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
4Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
5Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
6Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
7Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
9Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
10Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
11Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
12Flag of Russia.svg  Russia

Awards

Top Goalscorer [8] Player of the TournamentFair play award
Flag of Canada.svg Christine Sinclair
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Lieke Martens
Flag of Sweden.svg Fridolina Rolfö
Flag of Portugal.svg Cláudia Neto Flag of Japan.svg  Japan

Goalscorers

3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

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