2009 Algarve Cup

The 2009 Algarve Cup was the sixteenth edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Portugal. It took place between 4 and 11 March 2009. It was won by Sweden who defeated holders the United States in a penalty shootout after a 1–1 draw in the final-game.[1]

2009 Algarve Cup
Algarvecup2009.jpg
Tournament details
Host countryPortugal
Dates4–11 March 2009
Teams12 (from 3 confederations)
Venue(s)9 (in 9 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Sweden (3rd title)
Runners-up United States
Third place Denmark
Tournament statistics
Matches played24
Goals scored55 (2.29 per match)
Top scorer(s)Germany Kerstin Garefrekes
Wales Jayne Ludlow
Sweden Lotta Schelin
(3 goals)
Best player(s)United States Hope Solo
2008
2010

FormatEdit

The twelve invited teams were split into three groups that played a round-robin tournament. The entrants were almost identical to the previous year, but Iceland moved up into Group B from their previous ranking in 2008, replacing Italy who did not feature this time. Wales returned to the competition for the first time in five years, while Austria appeared in the competition for the first time.

Groups A and B, containing the strongest ranked teams, were the only ones in contention to win the title. The group winners from A and B contested the final, with the runners-up playing for third place and those that finished third in these two groups playing for fifth place.

The teams in Group C were playing for places 7-12, with the winner of Group C playing the team that finished fourth in Group A or B with the better record for seventh place and the Group C runner-up playing the team which came last in Group A or B with the worse record for ninth place. The third and fourth-placed teams in Group C played for eleventh place.

Points awarded in the group stage follow 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 determined the higher place.

TeamsEdit

The twelve invited teams were:

Team FIFA Rankings
(December 2008)
  United States
1
  Germany
2
  Sweden
4
  Norway
6
  Denmark
7
  China
13
  Finland
17
  Iceland
19
  Poland
31
  Austria
37
  Portugal (hosts)
45
  Wales
49

Group stageEdit

All times local (WET/UTC+0)

Group AEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  Sweden 7 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2
  Germany 6 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4
  China 4 3 1 1 1 1 3 −2
  Finland 0 3 0 0 3 0 4 −4

Germany  2 – 0  Finland
Behringer   70'
Garefrekes   90'
Municipal Stadium, Albufeira

China  0 – 0  Sweden
SvFF Report (in Swedish)
Municipal Stadium, Lagos

Sweden  1 – 0  Finland
Fischer   75' SvFF Report (in Swedish)
Municipal Stadium, Lagos

Germany  3 – 0  China
Garefrekes   38', 68'
Kulig   58'
Municipal Stadium, Albufeira

Finland  0 – 1  China
Bi Yan   73'
Municipal Stadium, Vila Real de Santo António

Sweden  3 – 2  Germany
Fischer   28'
Schelin   36'   38'
SvFF Report (in Swedish) Grings   77'
Kulig   83'

Group BEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  United States 9 3 3 0 0 4 0 +4
  Denmark 6 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2
  Iceland 3 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1
  Norway 0 3 0 0 3 1 6 −5

United States  2 – 0  Denmark
Woznuk   22'
DiMartino   37'
Report
Municipal Stadium, Lagos

Norway  1 – 3  Iceland
Lie   41' Gunnarsdóttir   18', 51'
Rønning   56' (o.g.)

United States  1 – 0  Iceland
Kai   90' Report

Denmark  2 – 0  Norway
Rasmussen   10'
Pedersen   86'
Municipal Stadium, Lagos

Norway  0 – 1  United States
Report Rapinoe   21'

Iceland  0 – 2  Denmark
Nadim   36'
Ørntoft   67'
Francisco Vieira Stadium, Silves

Group CEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  Portugal 9 3 3 0 0 5 2 +3
  Austria 4 3 1 1 1 3 3 0
  Wales 3 3 1 0 2 7 5 +2
  Poland 1 3 0 1 2 3 8 −5

Wales  1 – 2  Austria
Fishlock   35' Entner   47'
Walzl   85'
Restinga Stadium, Alvor

Portugal  2 – 1  Poland
Borges   36'
Fernandes   44'
Rytwińska   30'
Municipal Stadium, Albufeira

Austria  1 – 1  Poland
Gröbner   61' Sznyrowska   70'
Municipal Stadium, Vila Real de Santo António

Portugal  2 – 1  Wales
Fernandes   27'
Cristina   57' (pen.)
Ludlow   70'
Municipal Stadium, Albufeira

Portugal  1 – 0  Austria
Vieira   8'

Poland  1 – 5  Wales
Kawalec   80' Ludlow   22'   32'
Harries   38'   42'
Lander   86'
Municipal Stadium, Loulé

Placement play-offsEdit

All times local (WET/UTC+0)

11th placeEdit

Wales  1 – 2  Poland
Fishlock   14' Sznyrowska   10'
Pożerska   88'
CD Montechoro, Albufeira

9th placeEdit

Austria  0 – 2  Norway
Rønning   43'
Gulbrandsen   78'
Municipal Stadium, Loulé

7th placeEdit

Portugal  1 – 1
(2 – 4 PSO)
  Finland
Couto   70' Lehtinen   13'
Municipal Stadium, Lagos

5th placeEdit

China  2 – 1  Iceland
Lou Jiahui   21'
Xu Yuan   69'
Report Þorsteinsdóttir   45'

3rd placeEdit

Germany  0 – 1  Denmark
Rydahl Bukh   41'

FinalEdit

United States  1 – 1
(3 – 4 PSO)
  Sweden
Boxx   90' Report
SvFF Report (in Swedish)
Schelin   18'
Penalties
Boxx  
Rapinoe  
Lloyd  
Rampone  
DiMartino  
Woznuk  
Mitts  
3 – 4   Fors
  Dahlkvist
  Sembrant
  Paulson
  Schelin
  Olander
  Segerström
Attendance: 1,200
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UNITED STATES:
GK 1 Hope Solo
DF 7 Shannon Boxx
DF 17 Heather Mitts (c)
DF 15 Lori Chalupny
DF 3 Christie Rampone
MF 9 Heather O'Reilly   88'
MF 16 Angela Hucles   83'
MF 11 Carli Lloyd
MF 5 Lindsay Tarpley   46'
FW 15 Megan Rapinoe
FW 6 Natasha Kai
Substitutes:
GK 18 Nicole Barnhart
DF 4 Rachel Buehler
DF 13 Kendall Fletcher
MF 21 Kacey White
MF 12 Angie Woznuk   88'
FW 19 Tina DiMartino   83'
FW 8 Amy Rodriguez   46'
Manager:
  Pia Sundhage
SWEDEN:
GK 12 Kristin Hammarström
DF 2 Charlotte Rohlin
DF 3 Stina Segerström
DF 4 Anna Paulson
DF 6 Sara Thunebro   46'
MF 5 Caroline Seger   78'
MF 15 Therese Sjögran   63'
MF 17 Kosovare Asllani   53'
MF 18 Nilla Fischer   37'
FW 11 Victoria Svensson (c)   71'
FW 8 Lotta Schelin
Substitutes:
GK 1 Hedvig Lindahl
DF 7 Emelie Ölander   46'
DF 13 Alexandra Nilsson
DF 19 Linda Sembrant   78'
MF 16 Louise Fors   63'
MF 20 Lisa Dahlkvist   37'
FW 9 Anna Lindblom
FW 10 Sara Lindén   71'
FW 14 Madelaine Edlund   53'
Manager:
  Thomas Dennerby

Match rules

  • 90 minutes
  • No extra time
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level


 2009 Algarve Cup 
 
Sweden
Third title

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Paul Kennedy (13 March 2009). "Swedes knock off USA in shootout". Soccer American. Retrieved 2 February 2017.

External linksEdit