2010 Algarve Cup

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.[1]

2010 Algarve Cup
Tournament details
Host countryPortugal Portugal
Dates24 February – 3 March 2010
Teams12 (from 3 confederations)
Venue(s)8 (in 8 host cities)
Final positions
Champions United States (7th title)
Runners-up Germany
Third place Sweden
Fourth place China PR
Tournament statistics
Matches played24
Goals scored84 (3.5 per match)
Top scorer(s)Germany 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:

Team FIFA Rankings
(December 2009)
 United States
 China PR
 Portugal (hosts)
 Faroe Islands

Group stage

All times local (WET/UTC+0)

Group A

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Germany 9 3 3 0 0 16 0 +16
 China PR 4 3 1 1 1 3 6 −3
 Denmark 3 3 1 0 2 2 7 −5
 Finland 1 3 0 1 2 2 10 −8
China PR 1 – 1 Finland
Han Duan Goal 7' Sällström Goal 54'
Germany 4 – 0 Denmark
Behringer Goal 36'
Prinz Goal 56'
Grings Goal 58'82'
Denmark 0 – 2 China PR
Xu Yuan Goal 12'25'
Germany 7 – 0 Finland
Grings Goal 34'65'70'
Popp Goal 61'66'
Keßler Goal 77'
M. Müller Goal 84'
China PR 0 – 5 Germany
Garefrekes Goal 2'
Mittag Goal 16'42'
Peter Goal 75'
Zietz Goal 90'
Denmark 2 – 1 Finland
Munk Goal 21'
Nadim Goal 80'
Österberg Kalmari Goal 7' (pen.)

Group B

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 United States 9 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5
 Sweden 4 3 1 1 1 7 5 +2
 Norway 4 3 1 1 1 6 6 0
 Iceland 0 3 0 0 3 3 10 −7
United States 2 – 0 Iceland
Atladóttir Goal 60' (o.g.)
Cheney Goal 62'
Norway 2 – 2 Sweden
Wiik Goal 7'
Christensen Goal 13'
Sembrant Goal 20'
Landström Goal 53'
Norway 1 – 2 United States
Herlovsen Goal 64' Report Wambach Goal 13'90+2'
Iceland 1 – 5 Sweden
Magnúsdóttir Goal 17' Dahlkvist Goal 47'71' (pen.)
Liljegärd Goal 52'64'
Asllani Goal 69'
United States 2 – 0 Sweden
Cheney Goal 57'87' Report
Iceland 2 – 3 Norway
Viðarsdóttir Goal 55'
Magnúsdóttir Goal 73'
Gulbrandsen Goal 8'58'
Woods Goal 62'

Group C

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Romania 7 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6
 Portugal 7 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6
 Austria 3 3 1 0 2 4 4 0
 Faroe Islands 0 3 0 0 3 1 13 −12

Note: Portugal and Romania drew lots to determine finishing positions

Portugal 5 – 0 Faroe Islands
Vieira Goal 5'19'
Fernandes Goal 41'45'46'
Romania 2 – 0 Austria
Duşă Goal 4'
Rus Goal 35'
Portugal 0 – 0 Romania
Austria 3 – 0 Faroe Islands
Burger Goal 7'
Gröbner Goal 28'59'
Faroe Islands 1 – 5 Romania
Hansen Goal 11' Rus Goal 3'6'75'
Iuşan Goal 78'
Pavel Goal 90+1'
Portugal 2 – 1 Austria
Matias Goal 71' (pen.)
Couto Goal 81'
Gröbner Goal 13'

Placement play-offs

All times local (WET/UTC+0)

11th Place

Austria 6 – 0 Faroe Islands
Hanschitz Goal 59'90+1'
Gröbner Goal 68'
Burger Goal 73'
Puntigam Goal 75'89'

9th Place

Portugal 0 – 3 Iceland
Magnúsdóttir Goal 49'
Viðarsdóttir Goal 62'
Lárusdóttir Goal 90+3'

7th Place

Finland 0 – 1 Romania
Pavel Goal 17'

5th Place

Denmark 2 – 1 Norway
Rasmussen Goal 48'
Veje Goal 60'
Pedersen Goal 90+4'

3rd Place

China PR 0 – 2 Sweden
Dahlkvist Goal 13'
Fischer Goal 68'


Germany 2 – 3 United States
Grings Goal 41'74' Report Lloyd Goal 18'
Wambach Goal 22'
Cheney Goal 69'
GK 1 Nadine Angerer
DF 4 Babett Peter
DF 22 Bianca Schmidt
DF 15 Sonja Fuss
MF 9 Birgit Prinz (c)
MF 29 Lena Goeßling Substituted off 29'
MF 18 Kerstin Garefrekes
MF 7 Melanie Behringer Substituted off 86'
MF 19 Fatmire Bajramaj Substituted off 46'
FW 8 Inka Grings
FW 11 Anja Mittag Substituted off 70'
GK 12 Ursula Holl
DF 3 Saskia Bartusiak
DF 5 Annike Krahn
FW 13 Célia Okoyino da Mbabi Substituted in 46'
MF 14 Kim Kulig
FW 16 Martina Müller Substituted in 86'
MF 20 Jennifer Zietz Substituted in 29'
MF 27 Alexandra Popp Substituted in 70'
Germany Silvia Neid
GK 1 Hope Solo
DF 17 Meghan Schnur
DF 2 Heather Mitts Yellow card 39'
DF 6 Amy LePeilbet
DF 26 Rachel Buehler
MF 7 Shannon Boxx (c)
MF 9 Heather O'Reilly
MF 10 Carli Lloyd Yellow card 46'
FW 8 Amy Rodriguez Substituted off 59'
FW 11 Lauren Cheney Substituted off 83'
FW 20 Abby Wambach
GK 18 Nicole Barnhart
GK 24 Jillian Loyden
DF 4 Cat Whitehill
MF 5 Lori Lindsey Substituted in 59'
MF 12 Yael Averbuch
FW 13 Megan Rapinoe
DF 14 Stephanie Cox
MF 15 Casey Nogueira Substituted in 83'
Sweden Pia Sundhage


  • 90 minutes
  • No extra time
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level
 2010 Algarve Cup 

United States
Seventh title


  1. ^ "Cheney winner helps U.S. women take Algarve Cup". USA Today. 3 March 2010. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
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