|2015 Algarve Cup|
|Dates||4–11 March 2015|
|Teams||12 (from 4 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||5 (in 5 host cities)|
|Champions||United States (10th title)|
|Goals scored||75 (3.13 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Sofia Jakobsson|
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.
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.
The participating teams were announced on 20 October 2014.
The referees were announced on 20 February 2015.
All times are local (UTC±00:00).
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:
|Report||Seger 30', 71'
Jakobsson 54', 84'
Andressa 68' (pen.)
|Bruna 47'||Report||Popp 39'
Schelin 33' (pen.)
|Dickenmann 57' (pen.), 66'||Report|
|Hegerberg 43'||Report||Lloyd 56', 62'|
|Ando 17'||Report||S. Nielsen 2'
|Report||Le Sommer 64'|
|Le Sommer 2'
|Report||S. Nielsen 76'|
|Kawasumi 43'||Report||Thiney 52' (pen.), 85'
Le Sommer 70'
|Silva 77' (pen.)
|Report||S. Nielsen 54'
The ranking of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th placed teams in each group to determine the placement matches:
Silva 89' (pen.)
|Report||Xu Yanlu 3'
Wang Shanshan 27'
Gu Yasha 69'
|Miyama 47', 59'||Report|
|Marta 30', 77'
|Gulbrandsen 7', 34', 44'
|Report||Harder 60', 73'|
|Jakobsson 64'||Report||Mittag 3'
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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