1995 Algarve Cup

The 1995 Algarve Cup was the second edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's association football tournament. It took place between 14 and 19 March 1995 in Portugal with Sweden winning the event defeating Denmark, 1-0, in the final game. Norway ended up third defeating the USA, 7-5 following penalty shootout, in the third prize-game.[1]

1995 Algarve Cup
Tournament details
Host countryPortugal
Teams8 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)8
Final positions
Champions Sweden (1st title)
Runners-up Denmark
Third place Norway
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored51 (3.19 per match)
Best player(s)Denmark Helle Jensen
1994
1996

FormatEdit

The number of invited countries was increased from six to eight with Italy and the Netherlands appearing in their first Algarve Cup tournament.

The eight invited teams were split into two groups that played a round-robin tournament. On completion of this, the fourth placed teams in each group played each other to determine seventh and eighth place, the third placed teams in each group played each other to decide fifth and sixth place, the second placed teams in each group played to determine third and fourth place and the winners of each group would compete for first and second place overall.

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.

Group AEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  Sweden 6 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3
  Norway 6 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3
  Netherlands 3 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2
  Italy 3 3 1 0 2 3 7 −4
Sweden  4–0  Italy
Videkull    
Zeikfalvy  
Andersson  
SvFF Report (in Swedish)

Norway  0–1  Netherlands
Keereweer  

Norway  3–1  Italy
Waage  
Medalen  
Aarønes  
Fiorini  

Sweden  2–1  Netherlands
Andersson  
Andelen  
SvFF Report (in Swedish) Pauw  


Sweden  0–2  Norway
SvFF Report (in Swedish) Medalen 
Riise  

Group BEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  Denmark 9 3 3 0 0 10 0 +10
  United States 6 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3
  Finland 3 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3
  Portugal 0 3 0 0 3 0 10 −10
Denmark  5–0  Portugal
Krogh  
Jensen    
Madsen  
Pedersen  

United States  2–0  Finland
Lilly  
Hamm  

United States  3–0  Portugal
Milbrett  
Gabarra    

Denmark  3–0  Finland
Christensen  
Kolding  
Jensen  

Denmark  2–0  United States
Jensen  
Nielsen  

Finland  2–0  Portugal
Mäkinen  
Heikari  

Seventh PlaceEdit

Italy  4–1  Portugal
Carta   26'
Baldelli   34'
Guarino   89'
Morace   90'
Sequeira  

Hosts Portugal again appeared in the play-off for last place, facing newcomers Italy and being defeated 4–1 with two of the Italians' goals being scored in the final two minutes of play.

Fifth PlaceEdit

Finland  1–1 asdet
(3–4)
(PSO)
  Netherlands
Mäkinen   (7) Kormacher  

The Netherlands finished in sixth place on their first appearance at the Algarve Cup, losing to the 1994 sixth placed team Finland in a penalty shootout.

Third PlaceEdit

Norway  3–3 asdet
(4–2)
(PSO)
  United States
Sandberg   26'
A. Nymark Andersen   51' (pen.)
Myklebust   87' (pen.)
Akers   21'
Gabarra   28'
Foudy   55'

For the second year running, Norway faced the United States in their last game of the tournament. With the score at 3–3 after full-time, a period of sudden death extra-time was played that failed to see another goal. Norway won the following penalty shootout 4–2 to finish third overall in the final tournament standings.

FinalEdit

Sweden  3–2
aet
  Denmark
Olsson  
Andelen  
Nessvold  
SvFF Report (in Swedish) Jensen    

Sweden had played Denmark in the previous year's competition to decide third place and defeated them again on this occasion to finish as overall winners of the tournament.

AwardsEdit

 1995 Algarve Cup 
 
Sweden
First title
Best player
  Helle Jensen

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Lennart Hansson (20 March 1995). "Damerna gav Danmark däng" (in Swedish). Dagens nyheter. Retrieved 2 February 2017.

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