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The Istria Cup is an annual invitational women's football tournament, hosted by Croatia since 2013, in the Istria region of Croatia. It is held at the same time of the year as Algarve Cup, Cyprus Cup and SheBelieves Cup. The format of competition varies from year to year.

Croatia Republic in Central Europe

Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia is a country at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe, on the Adriatic Sea. It borders Slovenia to the northwest, Hungary to the northeast, Serbia to the east, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro to the southeast, sharing a maritime border with Italy. Its capital, Zagreb, forms one of the country's primary subdivisions, along with twenty counties. Croatia has an area of 56,594 square kilometres and a population of 4.28 million, most of whom are Roman Catholics.

Istria

Istria, formerly Histria (Latin), Ίστρια, is the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea. The peninsula is located at the head of the Adriatic between the Gulf of Trieste and the Kvarner Gulf. It is shared by three countries: Croatia, Slovenia, and Italy. Croatia encapsulates most of the Istrian peninsula with its Istria County.

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.

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History

YearWinnerRunner-upThird PlaceFourth Place
2013 Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
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Czech Republic
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Slovenia
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Bosnia and Herzegovina
2014 Flag of Belarus.svg
Belarus
Notes: There were no placement matches. There were 2 group winners. [1]
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Chinese Taipei
2015 Flag of Poland.svg
Poland
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Slovakia
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Austria
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France B
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United States under-23
Notes: Eight teams participated in 2 groups. There were no placement matches. The final standings are the same as group standings. United States under-23 team earned 7 points, more than any other team.
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Hungary B
2017 Flag of Slovakia.svg
Slovakia
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Bosnia and Herzegovina
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France B
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Northern Ireland
2018Not Held
2019 Flag of Slovenia.svg
Slovenia
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Serbia
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Ukraine
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Bosnia and Herzegovina

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References

  1. "Istria Cup". istriacup.com. Retrieved March 28, 2016.