2015 Algarve Cup

The 2015 Algarve Cup was the 22nd edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Portugal. It took place on 4–11 March.

2015 Algarve Cup
Algarve Cup Brazil V China 4 March 2015
Tournament details
Host countryPortugal Portugal
Dates4–11 March 2015
Teams12 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions United States (10th title)
Runners-up France
Third place Germany
Fourth place Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played24
Goals scored75 (3.13 per match)
Top scorer(s)Sweden Sofia Jakobsson
(4 goals)

Format

Because of the number of competitive teams this year, the format was changed. Previously Group C teams were unable to get into the final, which was played between Group A and B winners. This year however, the final was played between the two best group winners.[1]

Points awarded in the group stage followed 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.

Teams

The participating teams were announced on 20 October 2014.[2]

Team FIFA Rankings
(December 2014)
 Germany[3]
1
 United States
2
 France[4]
3
 Japan
4
 Sweden[5]
5
 Brazil
8
 Norway
12
 China PR
13
 Denmark
16
  Switzerland[6]
19
 Iceland
20
 Portugal (hosts)
42

Match officials

The referees were announced on 20 February 2015.[7]

Referees
Assistant referees
  • Australia Sarah Ho
  • Belgium Ella De Vries
  • Brazil Janette Arcanjo
  • Chile Loreto Cravero
  • China Cui Yongmei
  • China Liang Jianping
  • Croatia Sanja Karšić
  • Czech Republic Lucie Ratajová
  • France Manuela Nicolosi
  • Greece Chrysoula Kourompylia
  • Jamaica Princess Brown
  • Jamaica Stacy-Ann Greyson
  • Malawi Bernadettar Kwimbira
  • Mexico Enedina Gómez
  • Mexico Lixy Guerrero
  • Malaysia Widiya Habibah Shamsuri
  • North Korea Hong Kum-nyo
  • Romania Petruţa Iugulescu
  • South Korea Kim Kyoung-min
  • Spain Yolanda Rodriguez
  • Switzerland Belinda Brem
  • Switzerland Susanne Küng
  • Togo Aywa Dzodope
  • Ukraine Natalia Rachynska
  • Uruguay Luciana Mascaraña
  • Uruguay Mariana Odone

Group stage

The groups were announced on 18 December 2014.[8][9]

All times are local (UTC±00:00).

Tie-breaking criteria

For the group stage of this tournament, where two or more teams in a group tied on an equal number of points, the finishing positions will be determined by the following tie-breaking criteria in the following order:[10]

  1. number of points obtained in the matches among the teams in question
  2. goal difference in all the group matches
  3. number of goals scored in all the group matches
  4. fair-play ranking in all the group matches
  5. FIFA ranking

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Sweden 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6
 Germany 3 2 0 1 7 5 +2 6
 Brazil 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 China PR 3 0 1 2 0 5 −5 1
Brazil 0–0 China PR
Report
Germany 2–4 Sweden
Marozsán Goal 2'
Laudehr Goal 3'
Report Seger Goal 30'71'
Jakobsson Goal 54'84'
Germany 2–0 China PR
Mittag Goal 40'
Popp Goal 76'
Report
Sweden 0–2 Brazil
Report Marta Goal 20'
Andressa Goal 68' (pen.)
Brazil 1–3 Germany
Bruna Goal 47' Report Popp Goal 39'
Šašić Goal 49'
Marozsán Goal 56'
Sweden 3–0 China PR
Asllani Goal 4'
Schelin Goal 33' (pen.)
Jakobsson Goal 40'
Report

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7
 Norway 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
  Switzerland 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
 Iceland 3 0 1 2 0 3 −3 1
Switzerland  2–0 Iceland
Dickenmann Goal 57' (pen.)66' Report
Norway 1–2 United States
Hegerberg Goal 43' Report Lloyd Goal 56'62'
United States 3–0  Switzerland
Morgan Goal 55'
Rodriguez Goal 72'
Wambach Goal 81'
Report
Norway 1–0 Iceland
Haavi Goal 9' Report
United States 0–0 Iceland
Report
Norway 2–2  Switzerland
Rønning Goal 51'
Herlovsen Goal 84'
Report Kiwic Goal 61'
Humm Goal 62'

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 France 3 3 0 0 8 2 +6 9
 Denmark 3 1 1 1 5 7 −2 4
 Japan 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3
 Portugal 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1
Japan 1–2 Denmark
Ando Goal 17' Report S. Nielsen Goal 2'
Rasmussen Goal 58'
Portugal 0–1 France
Report Le Sommer Goal 64'
Japan 3–0 Portugal
Kawamura Goal 36'
Yokoyama Goal 54'
Sugasawa Goal 79'
Report
France 4–1 Denmark
Le Sommer Goal 2'
Abily Goal 6'
Dali Goal 13'
Lavogez Goal 43'
Report S. Nielsen Goal 76'
Japan 1–3 France
Kawasumi Goal 43' Report Thiney Goal 52' (pen.)85'
Le Sommer Goal 70'
Portugal 2–2 Denmark
Silva Goal 77' (pen.)
Neto Goal 87'
Report S. Nielsen Goal 54'
Rask Goal 71'

Ranking of teams for placement matches

The ranking of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th placed teams in each group to determine the placement matches:

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 C  France 3 3 0 0 8 2 +6 9 Final
2 B  United States 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7
3 A  Sweden 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6 Third-place match
Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 A  Germany 3 2 0 1 7 5 +2 6 Third-place match
2 B  Norway 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4 Fifth-place match
3 C  Denmark 3 1 1 1 5 7 −2 4
Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 A  Brazil 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4 Seventh-place match
2 B   Switzerland 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
3 C  Japan 3 1 0 2 5 5 0 3 Ninth-place match
Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 B  Iceland 3 0 1 2 0 3 −3 1 Ninth-place match
2 C  Portugal 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1 Eleventh-place match
3 A  China PR 3 0 1 2 0 5 −5 1

Placement matches

Eleventh-place match

Portugal 3–3 China PR
Rodrigues Goal 29'
Luís Goal 38'
Silva Goal 89' (pen.)
Report Xu Yanlu Goal 3'
Wang Shanshan Goal 27'
Gu Yasha Goal 69'
Penalties
8–7

Ninth-place match

Japan 2–0 Iceland
Miyama Goal 47'59' Report

Seventh-place match

Brazil 4–1  Switzerland
Marta Goal 30'77'
Bia Goal 37'
Andressa Goal 82'
Report Wälti Goal 45'

Fifth-place match

Norway 5–2 Denmark
Gulbrandsen Goal 7'34'44'
Wold Goal 65'
Bjånesøy Goal 71'
Report Harder Goal 60'73'

Third-place match

Sweden 1–2 Germany
Jakobsson Goal 64' Report Mittag Goal 3'
Popp Goal 52'

Final

France 0–2 United States
Report Johnston Goal 7'
Press Goal 41'

Final standings

Rank Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s)  France
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Germany
4  Sweden
5  Norway
6  Denmark
7  Brazil
8   Switzerland
9  Japan
10  Iceland
11  Portugal
12  China PR

Goalscorers

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

References

  1. ^ "DFB-Frauen beim Algarve-Cup gegen Brasilien, China und Schweden". dfb.de. 19 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Seleções do Brasil, Suiça e França no Algarve Cup 2015". futebolfemininoportugal.com. 20 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Beginn der WM-Vorbereitung: Neid gibt der Jugend eine Chance". welt.de. 13 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Philippe Bergeroo reveals France will participate in the Algarve Cup 2015". womenssoccerunited.com. 4 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Sveriges kravlista inför fotbolls-VM 2015 i Kanada". sverigesradio.se. 16 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Die Nati wird in die Algarve befördert". frauenfussballmagazin.ch. 11 October 2014. Archived from the original on 20 October 2014. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Árbitras da Algarve Cup 2015". fpf.pt. 20 February 2015.
  8. ^ "2015 Algarve Cup to feature imbalanced groups". womens.soccerly.com. 18 December 2014.
  9. ^ Match schedule
  10. ^ Regulations

External links

2014–15 in Swiss football

The following is a summary of the 2014–15 season of competitive football in Switzerland.

2015 Algarve Cup squads

This article lists the squads for the 2015 Algarve Cup, held in Portugal. The 12 national teams involved in the tournament are required to register a squad of 23 players; only players in these squads were eligible to take part in the tournament.

Players marked (c) were named as captain for their national squad.

Age, caps and goals as of 4 March 2015.

2015 Istria Cup

The 2015 Istria Cup was the third edition of the Istria Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Croatia. It took place from 4–11 March 2015 at the same time as the 2015 Algarve Cup and 2015 Cyprus Cup.

2015 in Portugal

The following lists events in the year 2015 in Portugal.

2015 in Swedish football

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Cecilie Fiskerstrand

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