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The Cyprus Cup is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's association football. It has been held annually in Cyprus since 2008. Although the competition takes place in Cyprus, the hosts have yet to take part in the competition.

Cyprus Cup
Founded 2008
Number of teams 12
Current champions  Spain (1st title)
Most successful team(s)  Canada
 England (3 titles)
Website Official website
2018 Cyprus Cup

It is played at the same time as the Algarve Cup and the SheBelieves Cup.

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FormatEdit

The Cyprus Women's Cup uses the following two-phase format:[1]

The first phase is a group stage in which the twelve invited teams are divided into three groups of four teams. Similar to the Algarve Cup, the teams in Group A and Group B consist of higher-ranked teams and are the only teams actually in contention for the championship; Group C consists of lower-ranked teams. Each group plays a round-robin of six games, with each team playing one match against each of the other teams in the same group.

The second phase is a single "finals day" in which six games involving all twelve teams are played to determine the tournament's final standings, with the match-ups as follows:

  • 1st place match: Winners of Groups A and B.
  • 3rd place match: Winner of Group C and best runner-up from Groups A and B.
  • 5th place match: Runner-up in Group C and second-best runner-up from Groups A and B.
  • 7th place match: Third-place teams in Groups A and B.
  • 9th place match: Third-place team in Group C and best fourth-place team from Groups A and B.
  • 11th place match: Fourth-place team in Group C and second-best fourth-place team from Groups A and B.

ResultsEdit

Year Final Third place match
Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
2008  
Canada
3–2  
United States (U20)
 
Japan
2–1  
Netherlands
2009  
England
3–1  
Canada
 
France
1–1 (a.e.t.)
6–5 (pen.)
 
New Zealand
2010  
Canada
1–0  
New Zealand
 
Netherlands
4–0  
Switzerland
2011  
Canada
2–1  
Netherlands
 
France
3–0  
Scotland
2012  
France
2–0  
Canada
 
Italy
3–1  
England
2013  
England
1–0  
Canada
 
New Zealand
2–1  
Switzerland
2014  
France
2–0  
England
 
South Korea
1–1 (a.e.t.)
3–1 (pen.)
 
Scotland
2015  
England
1–0  
Canada
 
Mexico
3–2  
Italy
2016  
Austria
2–1  
Poland
 
Italy
3–1  
Czech Republic
2017  
Switzerland
1–0  
South Korea
 
North Korea
2–0  
Republic of Ireland
2018  
Spain
2–0  
Italy
 
North Korea
2–1  
Switzerland

RankingsEdit

Team Winner Runner-up Third place Fourth place Total top four
  Canada 3 (2008, 2010, 2011) 4 (2009, 2012, 2013, 2015) 7
  England 3 (2009, 2013, 2015) 1 (2014) 1 (2012) 5
  France 2 (2012, 2014) 2 (2009, 2011) 4
   Switzerland 1 (2017) 3 (2010, 2013, 2018) 4
  Austria 1 (2016) 1
  Spain 1 (2018) 1
  Italy 1 (2018) 2 (2012, 2016) 1 (2015) 4
  Netherlands 1 (2011) 1 (2010) 1 (2008) 3
  New Zealand 1 (2010) 1 (2013) 1 (2009) 3
  South Korea 1 (2017) 1 (2014) 2
  Poland 1 (2016) 1
  United States 1 (2008) 1
  North Korea 2 (2017, 2018) 2
  Japan 1 (2008) 1
  Mexico 1 (2015) 1
  Scotland 2 (2011, 2014) 2
  Czech Republic 1 (2016) 1
  Republic of Ireland 1 (2017) 1
Total (18 teams) 11 11 11 11 44

Participating nationsEdit

Team 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Years
  Australia 7th 5th 2
  Austria 1st 8th 7th 3
  Belgium 12th 7th 5th 3
  Canada 1st 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 5th 2nd 8
  Czech Republic 6th 4th 12th 9th 4
  England 1st 5th 5th 4th 1st 2nd 1st 7
  Finland 6th 7th 12th 9th 8th 11th 6
  France 3rd 3rd 1st 1st 4
  Hungary 5th 10th 12th 3
  Republic of Ireland 8th 6th 7th 4th 4
  Italy 6th 9th 3rd 9th 8th 4th 3rd 11th 2nd 9
  Japan 3rd 1
  Mexico 7th 3rd 2
  Netherlands 4th 5th 3rd 2nd 7th 6th 9th 8th 8
  New Zealand 4th 2nd 8th 8th 3rd 11th 9th 7
  Northern Ireland 12th 12th 12th 3
  North Korea 3rd 3rd 2
  Poland 2nd 1
  Russia 5th 8th 10th 3
  Scotland 6th 7th 7th 4th 9th 5th 4th 7th 5th 9
  Slovakia 10th 1
  South Africa 6th 8th 10th 11th 10th 6th 6
  South Korea 6th 5th 10th 3rd 11th 2nd 6
  Spain 1st 1
   Switzerland 4th 11th 11th 4th 10th 1st 4th 7
  United States 2nd 1
  Wales 6th 6th 8th 3
Total (28 teams) 6 8 8 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

General statisticsEdit

As 2017

Rank Team Part Pld W D L GF GA Dif Pts
1   Canada 8 32 25 1 6 51 24 +27 76
2   England 7 28 18 4 6 56 30 +26 58
3   Scotland 9 36 14 5 17 48 60 –12 47
4   Italy 9 36 12 6 18 50 61 –11 42
5   France 4 16 12 3 1 38 13 +25 39
6   Netherlands 8 32 10 8 14 47 49 –2 38
7   New Zealand 7 28 10 7 11 39 48 –11 37
8   South Korea 6 24 9 9 6 30 19 +11 36
9    Switzerland 7 28 9 5 14 40 49 –9 32
10   Republic of Ireland 4 16 6 5 5 17 13 +4 23
11   North Korea 2 8 6 1 1 14 3 +11 19
12   South Africa 6 24 5 4 15 17 38 –21 19
13   Mexico 2 8 5 3 0 15 4 +11 18
14   Finland 6 24 4 6 14 22 43 –21 18
15   Austria 3 12 5 2 5 14 11 +3 17
16   Czech Republic 4 16 5 2 9 20 31 –11 17
17   Belgium 3 12 3 6 3 16 15 +1 15
18   Australia 2 8 4 1 3 21 16 +5 13
19   Russia 3 12 4 1 7 16 20 –4 13
20   Wales 3 12 2 6 4 8 11 –3 11
21   Hungary 3 12 3 2 7 8 17 –9 11
21   Spain 1 4 3 1 0 6 0 +6 10
22   Japan 1 4 3 0 1 8 6 +2 9
24   Poland 1 4 2 1 1 4 3 +1 7
25   United States (U-20) 1 4 2 0 2 6 6 0 6
26   Slovakia 1 4 0 2 2 3 7 –4 2
25   Northern Ireland 3 12 0 1 11 7 31 –24 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Regulations". Retrieved 13 March 2014.

External linksEdit