|Dates||27 February – 6 March|
|Teams||12 (from 3 confederations)|
|Goals scored||42 (2.63 per match)|
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.
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, 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.
Norway defeated Poland 3–0 in the final to win their fifth title.
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.
|Team|| FIFA Rankings |
The groups were announced in mid-January 2019
All times are local (UTC±0).
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.
| Spain ||2–0|
| Hermoso ||Report|
| Poland ||3–0|
| China PR ||1–3|
| Wang ||Report|
| Sweden ||4–1|
| Portugal ||2–1|
|Report|| Björn |
The ranking of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd placed teams in each group to determine the placement matches:
| Portugal ||1–4|
| Mendes ||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 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.
| Canada ||0–0|
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 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).
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There have been 42 goals scored in 16 matches, for an average of 2.63 goals per match.
1 own goal
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