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The 2015 Algarve Cup was the 22nd edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Portugal. It took place on 4–11 March.

2015 Algarve Cup
Algarve Cup Brazil V China 4 March 2015.JPG
Tournament details
Host countryPortugal Portugal
Dates4–11 March 2015
Teams12 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions United States (10th title)
Runners-up France
Third place Germany
Fourth place Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played24
Goals scored75 (3.13 per match)
Top scorer(s)Sweden Sofia Jakobsson
(4 goals)
2014
2016

Contents

FormatEdit

Because of the number of competitive teams this year, the format was changed. Previously Group C teams were unable to get into the final, which was played between Group A and B winners. This year however, the final was played between the two best group winners.[1]

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.

TeamsEdit

The participating teams were announced on 20 October 2014.[2]

Team FIFA Rankings
(December 2014)
  Germany[3]
1
  United States
2
  France[4]
3
  Japan
4
  Sweden[5]
5
  Brazil
8
  Norway
12
  China PR
13
  Denmark
16
   Switzerland[6]
19
  Iceland
20
  Portugal (hosts)
42

Match officialsEdit

The referees were announced on 20 February 2015.[7]

Referees
Assistant referees

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

The groups were announced on 18 December 2014.[8][9]

All times are local (UTC±00:00).

Tie-breaking criteriaEdit

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 will be determined by the following tie-breaking criteria in the following order:[10]

  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 AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Sweden 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6
  Germany 3 2 0 1 7 5 +2 6
  Brazil 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
  China PR 3 0 1 2 0 5 −5 1
Brazil  0–0  China PR
Report
Estádio Municipal, Albufeira
Referee: Stéphanie Frappart (France)
Germany  2–4  Sweden
Marozsán   2'
Laudehr   3'
Report Seger   30'71'
Jakobsson   54'84'
Estádio Municipal, Vila Real de Santo António
Attendance: 769
Referee: Carina Vitulano (Italy)

Germany  2–0  China PR
Mittag   40'
Popp   76'
Report
Estádio Municipal, Vila Real de Santo António
Attendance: 502
Referee: Lucila Montes (Mexico)
Sweden  0–2  Brazil
Report Marta   20'
Andressa   68' (pen.)
Municipal Stadium, Lagos
Referee: Qin Liang (China)

Brazil  1–3  Germany
Bruna   47' Report Popp   39'
Šašić   49'
Marozsán   56'
Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal
Attendance: 769
Referee: Melissa Borjas (Honduras)
Sweden  3–0  China PR
Asllani   4'
Schelin   33' (pen.)
Jakobsson   40'
Report
Estádio Municipal, Vila Real de Santo António
Referee: María Carvajal (Chile)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  United States 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7
  Norway 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
   Switzerland 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
  Iceland 3 0 1 2 0 3 −3 1
Switzerland   2–0  Iceland
Dickenmann   57' (pen.)66' Report
Estádio Municipal, Lagos
Norway  1–2  United States
Hegerberg   43' Report Lloyd   56'62'
Estádio Municipal, Vila Real de Santo António
Attendance: 500
Referee: Esther Staubli (Switzerland)

United States  3–0   Switzerland
Morgan   55'
Rodriguez   72'
Wambach   81'
Report
Estádio Municipal, Vila Real de Santo António
Attendance: 500
Norway  1–0  Iceland
Haavi   9' Report
Estádio Municipal, Lagos
Referee: Gladys Lengwe (Zambia)

United States  0–0  Iceland
Report
Estádio Municipal, Lagos
Attendance: 500
Referee: Abirami Naidu (Singapore)
Norway  2–2   Switzerland
Rønning   51'
Herlovsen   84'
Report Kiwic   61'
Humm   62'
Estádio Municipal, Albufeira

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  France 3 3 0 0 8 2 +6 9
  Denmark 3 1 1 1 5 7 −2 4
  Japan 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3
  Portugal 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
Japan  1–2  Denmark
Ando   17' Report S. Nielsen   2'
Rasmussen   58'
Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal
Attendance: 133
Portugal  0–1  France
Report Le Sommer   64'
Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal
Referee: María Carvajal (Chile)

Japan  3–0  Portugal
Kawamura   36'
Yokoyama   54'
Sugasawa   79'
Report
Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal
Referee: Melissa Borjas (Honduras)
France  4–1  Denmark
Le Sommer   2'
Abily   6'
Dali   13'
Lavogez   43'
Report S. Nielsen   76'
Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal
Attendance: 45
Referee: Jana Adámková (Czech Republic)

Japan  1–3  France
Kawasumi   43' Report Thiney   52' (pen.)85'
Le Sommer   70'
Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal
Referee: Carina Vitulano (Italy)
Portugal  2–2  Denmark
Silva   77' (pen.)
Neto   87'
Report S. Nielsen   54'
Rask   71'

Ranking of teams for placement matchesEdit

The ranking of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th placed teams in each group to determine the placement matches:

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 C   France 3 3 0 0 8 2 +6 9 Final
2 B   United States 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7
3 A   Sweden 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6 Third-place match
Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 A   Germany 3 2 0 1 7 5 +2 6 Third-place match
2 B   Norway 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4 Fifth-place match
3 C   Denmark 3 1 1 1 5 7 −2 4
Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 A   Brazil 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4 Seventh-place match
2 B    Switzerland 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
3 C   Japan 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3 Ninth-place match
Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 B   Iceland 3 0 1 2 0 3 −3 1 Ninth-place match
2 C   Portugal 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1 Eleventh-place match
3 A   China PR 3 0 1 2 0 5 −5 1

Placement matchesEdit

Eleventh-place matchEdit

Portugal  3–3  China PR
Rodrigues   29'
Luís   38'
Silva   89' (pen.)
Report Xu Yanlu   3'
Wang Shanshan   27'
Gu Yasha   69'
Penalties
8–7
Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal
Referee: Abirami Naidu (Singapore)

Ninth-place matchEdit

Japan  2–0  Iceland
Miyama   47'59' Report
Referee: Gladys Lengwe (Zambia)

Seventh-place matchEdit

Brazil  4–1   Switzerland
Marta   30'77'
Bia   37'
Andressa   82'
Report Wälti   45'
Estádio Municipal, Albufeira
Referee: Jana Adámková (Czech Republic)

Fifth-place matchEdit

Norway  5–2  Denmark
Gulbrandsen   7'34'44'
Wold   65'
Bjånesøy   71'
Report Harder   60'73'
Estádio Municipal, Albufeira
Referee: Lucila Montes (Mexico)

Third-place matchEdit

Sweden  1–2  Germany
Jakobsson   64' Report Mittag   3'
Popp   52'
Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal
Attendance: 813
Referee: Qin Liang (China)

FinalEdit

France  0–2  United States
Report Johnston   7'
Press   41'

Final standingsEdit

Rank Team
    United States
    France
    Germany
4   Sweden
5   Norway
6   Denmark
7   Brazil
8    Switzerland
9   Japan
10   Iceland
11   Portugal
12   China PR

GoalscorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "DFB-Frauen beim Algarve-Cup gegen Brasilien, China und Schweden". dfb.de. 19 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Seleções do Brasil, Suiça e França no Algarve Cup 2015". futebolfemininoportugal.com. 20 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Beginn der WM-Vorbereitung: Neid gibt der Jugend eine Chance". welt.de. 13 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Philippe Bergeroo reveals France will participate in the Algarve Cup 2015". womenssoccerunited.com. 4 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Sveriges kravlista inför fotbolls-VM 2015 i Kanada". sverigesradio.se. 16 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Die Nati wird in die Algarve befördert". frauenfussballmagazin.ch. 11 October 2014. Archived from the original on 20 October 2014. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Árbitras da Algarve Cup 2015". fpf.pt. 20 February 2015.
  8. ^ "2015 Algarve Cup to feature imbalanced groups". womens.soccerly.com. 18 December 2014.
  9. ^ Match schedule
  10. ^ Regulations

External linksEdit