The 2010 Algarve Cup was the seventeenth edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Portugal. It took place between 24 February and 3 March 2010. It was won by the United States who defeated World and European champions Germany 3–2 in the final to extend their record of Algarve titles to seven. Sweden defeated China, 2-0, in the third prize game.
|2010 Algarve Cup|
|Dates||24 February – 3 March 2010|
|Teams||12 (from 3 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||8 (in 8 host cities)|
|Champions||United States (7th title)|
|Fourth place||China PR|
|Goals scored||84 (3.5 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Inka Grings (7 goals)|
The twelve invited teams were split into three groups that played a round-robin tournament. The main eight entrants were identical to the previous year. Group C featured two different sides with Romania and the Faroe Islands replacing Poland and Wales.
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.
The twelve invited teams were:
All times local (WET/UTC+0)
|China PR||1 – 1||Finland|
|Han Duan 7'||Sällström 54'|
|Germany||4 – 0||Denmark|
Grings 58', 82'
|Denmark||0 – 2||China PR|
|Xu Yuan 12', 25'|
|Germany||7 – 0||Finland|
|Grings 34', 65', 70'
Popp 61', 66'
M. Müller 84'
|China PR||0 – 5||Germany|
Mittag 16', 42'
|Denmark||2 – 1||Finland|
|Österberg Kalmari 7' (pen.)|
|United States||2 – 0||Iceland|
|Atladóttir 60' (o.g.)
|Norway||2 – 2||Sweden|
|Norway||1 – 2||United States|
|Herlovsen 64'||Report||Wambach 13', 90+2'|
|Iceland||1 – 5||Sweden|
|Magnúsdóttir 17'||Dahlkvist 47', 71' (pen.)
Liljegärd 52', 64'
|United States||2 – 0||Sweden|
|Cheney 57', 87'||Report|
|Iceland||2 – 3||Norway|
|Gulbrandsen 8', 58'
Note: Portugal and Romania drew lots to determine finishing positions
|Portugal||5 – 0||Faroe Islands|
|Vieira 5', 19'
Fernandes 41', 45', 46'
|Romania||2 – 0||Austria|
|Portugal||0 – 0||Romania|
|Austria||3 – 0||Faroe Islands|
Gröbner 28', 59'
|Faroe Islands||1 – 5||Romania|
|Hansen 11'||Rus 3', 6', 75'
|Portugal||2 – 1||Austria|
|Matias 71' (pen.)
All times local (WET/UTC+0)
|Austria||6 – 0||Faroe Islands|
|Hanschitz 59', 90+1'
Puntigam 75', 89'
|Portugal||0 – 3||Iceland|
|Finland||0 – 1||Romania|
|Denmark||2 – 1||Norway|
|China PR||0 – 2||Sweden|
|Germany||2 – 3||United States|
|Grings 41', 74'||Report||Lloyd 18'
|2010 Algarve Cup|
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