2019 Algarve Cup

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2019 Algarve Cup
Tournament details
Host countryFlag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Dates27 February – 6 March
Teams12 (from 3 confederations)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of Norway.svg  Norway (5th title)
Runners-upFlag of Poland.svg  Poland
Third placeFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Fourth placeFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored42 (2.63 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of Spain.svg Jennifer Hermoso
Flag of Sweden.svg Mimmi Larsson
(3 goals)
2018
2020

The 2019 Algarve Cup was the 26th edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Portugal. It took place from 27 February to 6 March.

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

Norway defeated Poland 3–0 in the final to win their fifth title. [1]

Format

The twelve invited teams were split into four 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 [2]
(December 2018)
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
5
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
7
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
9
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
12
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
13
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
15
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
17
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
18
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
20
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
22
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
32
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
34

Squads

Group stage

The groups were announced in mid-January 2019

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 Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 211010+14
2Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 210142+23
3Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 20111431
Source: FPT
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Canada  Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg0–0Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
Report
Bela Vista Municipal Stadium, Parchal

Scotland  Flag of Scotland.svg0–1Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Report Sinclair Soccerball shade.svg 81' (pen.)
Lagos Municipal Stadium, Lagos

Iceland  Flag of Iceland.svg1–4Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
Gunnarsdóttir Soccerball shade.svg 57' Report
Bela Vista Municipal Stadium, Parchal

Group B

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 220040+46
2Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 21012313
3Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 20020330
Source: FPT
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Spain  Flag of Spain.svg2–0Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Hermoso Soccerball shade.svg 22', 64' Report
Bela Vista Municipal Stadium, Parchal
Referee: Marie-Soleil Beaudoin (Canada)

Poland  Flag of Poland.svg3–0Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
Report
Lagos Municipal Stadium, Lagos
Referee: Lucila Venegas (Mexico)

Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg0–1Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
Report Winczo Soccerball shade.svg 42'
Bela Vista Municipal Stadium, Parchal

Group C

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 220052+36
2Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 21012203
3Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 20021430
Updated to match(es) played on 4 March 2019. Source: FPT
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Norway  Flag of Norway.svg2–1Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Report

China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg1–3Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Wang Soccerball shade.svg 90' Report
Albufeira Municipal Stadium, Albufeira

Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg1–0Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Harder Soccerball shade.svg 60' (pen.)
VRS António Sports Complex, Vila Real de Santo António

Group D

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPts
1Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 210153+23
2Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 21014513
3Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal (H)21013413
Source: FPT
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg4–1Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
Report
Estádio Algarve
Referee: Laura Fortunato (Argentina)

Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg2–1Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Report Björn Soccerball shade.svg 68'
Albufeira Municipal Stadium, Albufeira
Referee: María Belén Carvajal (Chile)

Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg3–1Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Report Norton Soccerball shade.svg 27'
VRS António Sports Complex, Vila Real de Santo António

Ranking of teams for placement matches

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

PosGrpTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1BFlag of Poland.svg  Poland 220040+46 Final
2CFlag of Norway.svg  Norway 220052+36
3AFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 211010+14 Third-place match
4DFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 210153+23
Source: FPT
PosGrpTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1AFlag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 210142+23 Fifth-place match
2CFlag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 21012203
3DFlag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 21014513 Seventh-place match
4BFlag of Spain.svg  Spain 21012313
Source: FPT
PosGrpTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1DFlag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 21013413 Ninth-place match
2AFlag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 20111431
3CFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 20021430 Eleventh-place match
4BFlag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 20020330
Source: FPT

Placement matches

Eleventh place

China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg1–1Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Yao Soccerball shade.svg 50' Report Miedema Soccerball shade.svg 45'
Penalties
2–4
Albufeira Municipal Stadium, Albufeira

Ninth place

Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg1–4Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
Mendes Soccerball shade.svg 88' Report

Agla María Albertsdóttir is an Icelandic footballer who plays as a midfielder for Stjarnan in the Úrvalsdeild kvenna the top-tier women's football league in Iceland.

Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir Icelandic association football player

Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir is an Icelandic footballer who plays as a striker for Valur of the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild. She is the all-time top goalscorer of Iceland's national team and competed at the UEFA Women's Championships in 2009 and 2013. In a club career sometimes disrupted by injury Margrét Lára has previously represented ÍBV and Valur of the Úrvalsdeild, Duisburg and Turbine Potsdam of the German Bundesliga and Linköpings and Kristianstads DFF of the Swedish Damallsvenskan.

Svava Rós Guðmundsdóttir is an Icelandic footballer, who has made seven appearances for the Iceland women's national football team. She currently plays for Damallsvenskan team Kristianstads DFF.

Bela Vista Municipal Stadium, Parchal
Referee: Lydia Abede (Ethiopia)

Seventh place

Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg0–2Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
Report
Albufeira Municipal Stadium, Albufeira
Referee: María Belén Carvajal (Chile)

Fifth place

Scotland  Flag of Scotland.svg1–0Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Ross Soccerball shade.svg 34' Report

Third place

Canada  Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg0–0Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Report
Penalties
Sophie Schmidt association football player

Sophie Diana Schmidt is a Canadian soccer midfielder who plays for the Canadian national team, with whom she won a bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympics and the Rio 2016 Olympics. She previously played her club soccer for German club FFC Frankfurt and Sky Blue FC in the National Women's Soccer League.

Christine Sinclair Canadian association football player

Christine Margaret Sinclair, OC is a Canadian soccer player and captain of the Canadian national team. She plays professionally for the Portland Thorns FC in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and previously played for FC Gold Pride and Western New York Flash in the Women's Professional Soccer (WPS). A CONCACAF champion, two-time Olympic bronze medalist and 14-time winner of the Canada Soccer Player of the Year award, Sinclair is Canada's all-time leading scorer and currently second-best worldwide in all-time international goals scored (179), behind only Abby Wambach (184).

Deanne Rose association football player

Deanne Rose is a Canadian soccer player who plays for the Canada women's national soccer team. In August 2016, she helped Canada win their second Olympic bronze medal after scoring the game-opening goal during the third-place match against Brazil.

6–5

Final

Poland  Flag of Poland.svg0–3Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Report
Bela Vista Municipal Stadium, Parchal

Final standings

RankTeam [3]
Gold medal icon.svgFlag of Norway.svg  Norway
Silver medal icon.svgFlag of Poland.svg  Poland
Bronze medal icon.svgFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
4Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
5Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
6Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
7Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
8Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
9Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
10Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
11Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
12Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR

Goalscorers

There have been 42 goals scored in 16 matches, for an average of 2.63 goals per match.

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

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References

  1. "Noruega conquista Algarve Cup 2019". fpf.pt. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  2. FIFA.com. "The FIFA Women's World Ranking – Ranking Table". fifa.com. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  3. Final ranking