2020 Pinatar Cup

The 2020 Pinatar Cup was the inaugural edition of the Pinatar Cup, an international women's football tournament, consisting of a series of friendly games. It was held in San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain from 4 to 10 March 2020, and featured four teams.[1][2]

2020 Pinatar Cup
Tournament details
Host countrySpain
Dates4–10 March
Teams4 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Scotland (1st title)
Runners-up Iceland
Third place Ukraine
Fourth place Northern Ireland
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored13 (2.17 per match)
Top scorer(s)Scotland Martha Thomas
Ukraine Daryna Apanashchenko
(2 goals)

Scotland won the first edition of the tournament.[3]

FormatEdit

The four invited teams played a round-robin tournament. Points awarded in the group stage followed the formula of three points for a win, one point for a draw, and zero points for a loss. A tie in points was decided by goal differential.

TeamsEdit

Team FIFA Rankings
(December 2019)
  Iceland
18
  Northern Ireland
56
  Scotland
22
  Ukraine
27

SquadsEdit

VenuesEdit

All the matches were played at the Pinatar Arena in San Pedro del Pinatar.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Scotland (C) 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 9
2   Iceland 3 2 0 1 2 1 +1 6
3   Ukraine 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 3
4   Northern Ireland 3 0 0 3 1 7 −6 0
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) head-to-head points; 5) head-to-head goal difference; 6) head-to-head number of goals scored; 7) FIFA ranking.
(C) Champion

MatchesEdit

All times are local (UTC+1).[2]

Northern Ireland  0–1  Iceland
Report Brynjarsdóttir   23'
Referee: Zuzana Valentová (Slovakia)
Ukraine  0–3  Scotland
Report

Scotland  1–0  Iceland
Grant   55' Report
Ukraine  4–0  Northern Ireland
Report

Iceland  1–0  Ukraine
Jónsdóttir   34' Report
Northern Ireland  1–2  Scotland
Furness   5' Report

GoalscorersEdit

There were 13 goals scored in 6 matches, for an average of 2.17 goals per match.

2 goals

1 goal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bunting, Joshua (24 January 2020). "Northern Ireland Women to play at 2020 Pinatar Cup". Belfast Live.
  2. ^ a b "Scotland to compete in Pinatar Cup". Scottish Football Association. 24 January 2020.
  3. ^ Diamond, Drew (11 March 2020). "Scotland Win Pinatar Cup After Northern Ireland Victory". Her Football Hub. Retrieved 9 November 2020.