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The 2019 Cyprus Cup was the twelfth edition of the Cyprus Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Cyprus. It took from 27 February to 6 March 2019.[1]

2019 Cyprus Cup
Tournament details
Host country Cyprus
Dates27 February – 6 March
Teams12 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions North Korea (1st title)
Runners-up Italy
Third place Belgium
Fourth place Austria
Tournament statistics
Matches played24
Goals scored85 (3.54 per match)
Top scorer(s)North Korea Kim Yun-mi
(5 goals)
Best player(s)Italy Sara Gama
2018
2020

North Korea won their first title after a final win over Italy.

Contents

FormatEdit

The twelve invited teams were split into three groups to play a round-robin tournament.

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 determine the higher place.

VenuesEdit

TeamsEdit

Team[1] FIFA Rankings[2]
(December 2018)
  North Korea
11
  Italy
16
  Belgium
21
  Austria
23
  Mexico
27
  Finland
28
  Thailand
29
  Czech Republic
31
  Nigeria
39
  Hungary
43
  Slovakia
45
  South Africa
48

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   North Korea 3 3 0 0 9 3 +6 9
2   Czech Republic 3 2 0 1 6 6 0 6
3   Finland 3 0 1 2 3 5 −2 1
4   South Africa 3 0 1 2 4 8 −4 1
Source: Cypruswomenscup
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
South Africa  2–2  Finland
Report
North Korea  4–2  Czech Republic
  • Ju   14'
  • Kim   18'90+4'
  • Ri   83'
Report

Finland  1–2  Czech Republic
Report
South Africa  1–4  North Korea
Ramalepe   48' Report
  • Kim   7'23'
  • Ri   13'35'

Czech Republic  2–1  South Africa
Dubcová   81'89' Report Makhabane   17'
Finland  0–1  North Korea
Report Jon   45'

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Italy 3 3 0 0 12 1 +11 9
2   Mexico 3 1 1 1 5 9 −4 4
3   Thailand 3 1 0 2 6 6 0 3
4   Hungary 3 0 1 2 3 10 −7 1
Source: Cypruswomenscup
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
Mexico  0–5  Italy
Report
Thailand  4–0  Hungary
Report

Thailand  1–2  Mexico
Report
Hungary  0–3  Italy
Report
Referee: Lina Lehtovaara (Finland)

Italy  4–1  Thailand
Report
Mexico  3–3  Hungary
Report

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Austria 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7
2   Belgium 3 2 1 0 4 0 +4 7
3   Nigeria 3 1 0 2 5 8 −3 3
4   Slovakia 3 0 0 3 3 8 −5 0
Source: Cypruswomenscup
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored
Belgium  3–0  Slovakia
Report
Nigeria  1–4  Austria
Report

Slovakia  3–4  Nigeria
Report
Austria  0–0  Belgium
Report
Attendance: 30
Referee: Cheryl Foster (Wales)

Slovakia  0–1  Austria
Report Billa   46'
Attendance: 25
Referee: Lina Lehtovaara (Finland)
Nigeria  0–1  Belgium
Report Dhont   7'

Ranking of teams for placement matchesEdit

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

  • 1st placed teams
Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 B   Italy 3 3 0 0 12 1 +11 9 Final
2 A   North Korea 3 3 0 0 9 3 +6 9
3 C   Austria 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7 Third-place match
  • 2nd placed teams
Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 C   Belgium 3 2 1 0 4 0 +4 7 Third-place match
2 A   Czech Republic 3 2 0 1 6 6 0 6 Fifth-place match
3 B   Mexico 3 1 1 1 5 9 −4 4
  • 3rd placed teams
Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 B   Thailand 3 1 0 2 6 6 0 3 Seventh-place match
2 C   Nigeria 3 1 0 2 5 8 −3 3
3 A   Finland 3 0 1 2 3 5 −2 1 Ninth-place match
  • 4th placed teams
Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 A   South Africa 3 0 1 2 4 8 −4 1 Ninth-place match
2 B   Hungary 3 0 1 2 3 10 −7 1 Eleventh-place match
3 C   Slovakia 3 0 0 3 3 8 −5 0

Final stageEdit

Eleventh place gameEdit

Slovakia  2–3  Hungary
Report

Ninth place gameEdit

Finland  3–0  South Africa
Report

Seventh place gameEdit

Nigeria  3–0  Thailand

Fifth place gameEdit

Czech Republic  1–2  Mexico
Chlastáková   48' Report

Third place gameEdit

Austria  0–0  Belgium
Report
Penalties
2–3
Attendance: 30
Referee: Jana Adámková (Czech Republic)

FinalEdit

North Korea  3–3 (a.e.t.)  Italy
Report
Penalties
7–6
Referee: Riem Hussein (Germany)

Final standingsEdit

Rank Team
    North Korea
    Italy
    Belgium
4   Austria
5   Mexico
6   Czech Republic
7   Nigeria
8   Thailand
9   Finland
10   South Africa
11   Hungary
12   Slovakia

GoalscorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Cyprus Women's Cup". cypruswomenscup. 22 December 2018.
  2. ^ FIFA.com. "The FIFA Women's World Ranking – Ranking Table". fifa.com. Retrieved 22 December 2018.

External linksEdit