1995 Algarve Cup

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1995 Algarve Cup
Tournament details
Host country Portugal
Teams (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s) 8
Final positions
Champions  Sweden (1st title)
Runners-up  Denmark
Third place  Norway
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 51 (3.19 per match)
Best player Denmark Helle Jensen
1994
1996

The 1995 Algarve Cup was the second edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's association football tournament. It took place between 14 and 19 March 1995 in Portugal with Sweden winning the event.

Format[edit]

The number of invited countries was increased from six to eight with Italy and the Netherlands appearing in their first Algarve Cup tournament.

The eight invited teams were split into two groups that played a round-robin tournament. On completion of this, the fourth placed teams in each group played each other to determine seventh and eighth place, the third placed teams in each group played each other to decide fifth and sixth place, the second placed teams in each group played to determine third and fourth place and the winners of each group would compete for first and second place overall.

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.

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Sweden 6 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3
 Norway 6 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3
 Netherlands 3 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2
 Italy 3 3 1 0 2 3 7 −4
March 14, 1995
Sweden  4–0  Italy
Videkull Goal Goal
Zeikfalvy Goal
Andersson Goal

March 14, 1995
Norway  0–1  Netherlands
Keereweer Goal

March 16, 1995
Norway  3–1  Italy
Waage Goal
Medalen Goal
Aarønes Goal
Fiorini Goal

March 16, 1995
Sweden  2–1  Netherlands
Andersson Goal
Andelen Goal
Pauw Goal


March 17, 1995
Sweden  0–2  Norway
MedalenGoal
Riise Goal

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Denmark 9 3 3 0 0 10 0 +10
 United States 6 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3
 Finland 3 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3
 Portugal 0 3 0 0 3 0 10 −10
March 14, 1995
Denmark  5–0  Portugal
Krogh Goal
Jensen Goal Goal
Madsen Goal
Pedersen Goal

March 14, 1995
United States  2–0  Finland
Lilly Goal
Hamm Goal

March 16, 1995
United States  3–0  Portugal
Milbrett Goal
Gabarra Goal Goal

March 16, 1995
Denmark  3–0  Finland
Christensen Goal
Kolding Goal
Jensen Goal

March 17, 1995
Denmark  2–0  United States
Jensen Goal
Nielsen Goal

March 17, 1995
Finland  2–0  Portugal
Mäkinen Goal
Heikari Goal

Seventh Place[edit]

March 19, 1995
Italy  4–1  Portugal
Carta Goal 26'
Baldelli Goal 34'
Guarino Goal 89'
Morace Goal 90'
Sequeira Goal

Hosts Portugal again appeared in the play-off for last place, facing newcomers Italy and being defeated 4–1 with two of the Italians' goals being scored in the final two minutes of play.

Fifth Place[edit]

March 19, 1995
Finland  1–1 asdet
(3–4)
(PSO)
 Netherlands
Mäkinen Goal Kormacher Goal

The Netherlands finished in sixth place on their first appearance at the Algarve Cup, losing to the 1994 sixth placed team Finland in a penalty shootout.

Third Place[edit]

March 19, 1995
Norway  3–3 asdet
(4–2)
(PSO)
 United States
Sandberg Goal 26'
A. Nymark Andersen Goal 51' (pen.)
Myklebust Goal 87' (pen.)
Akers Goal 21'
Gabarra Goal 28'
Foudy Goal 55'

For the second year running, Norway faced the United States in their last game of the tournament. With the score at 3–3 after full time, a period of sudden death extra-time was played that failed to see another goal. Norway won the following penalty shootout 4–2 to finish third overall in the final tournament standings.

Final[edit]

March 19, 1995
Sweden  3–2
aet
 Denmark
Olsson Goal
Andelen Goal
Nessvold Goal
Jensen Goal Goal

Sweden had played Denmark in the previous year's competition to decide third place and defeated them again on this occasion to finish as overall winners of the tournament.

Awards[edit]

 1995 Algarve Cup 

Sweden
First title
Best player
Denmark Helle Jensen

Notes[edit]

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