2011 Algarve Cup

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2011 Algarve Cup
Tournament details
Host country Portugal
Dates 2–9 March 2011
Teams 12 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s) (in 9 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  United States (8th title)
Runners-up  Iceland
Third place  Japan
Fourth place  Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played 24
Goals scored 62 (2.58 per match)
Best player Japan Homare Sawa
2010
2012

The 2011 Algarve Cup was the eighteenth edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Portugal. It took place between 2–9 March 2011.[1][2]

Format[edit]

The twelve invited teams were split into three groups that played a round-robin tournament.

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 amount of points in a group, their head-to-head result determined the higher place.

Group stage[edit]

All times local (WET/UTC+0)

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 United States 9 3 3 0 0 8 1 +7
 Japan 6 3 2 0 1 7 2 +5
 Norway 3 3 1 0 2 2 4 –2
 Finland 0 3 0 0 3 1 11 –10
2 March 2011
18:00
Norway  2 – 1  Finland
Thorsnes Goal 29'
HerlovsenGoal 39'
Kalmari Goal 28'
Municipal Stadium, Lagos

2 March 2011
15:00
United States  2 – 1  Japan
Rodriguez Goal 6'
Rapinoe Goal 17'
Report Miyama Goal 28'
Municipal Stadium, Vila Real de Santo António

4 March 2011
15:00
Japan  5 – 0  Finland
Ohno Goal 16'
Kawasumi Goal 18'
Nagasato Goal 47'
Yamaguchi Goal 70'86'
Municipal Stadium, Lagos

4 March 2011
15:00
United States  2 – 0  Norway
Tarpley Goal 33'
Lloyd Goal 63'
Report
Municipal Stadium, Vila Real de Santo António

7 March 2011
15:00
Norway  0 – 1  Japan
Nagasato Goal 58'
Complexo Desportivo Belavista, Parchal

7 March 2011
15:00
United States  4 – 0  Finland
Boxx Goal 8'
Lloyd Goal 13'
Morgan Goal 45'55'
Report
Municipal Stadium, Quarteira

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Iceland 9 3 3 0 0 5 2 +3
 Sweden 6 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2
 Denmark 3 3 1 0 2 2 4 –2
 China PR 0 3 0 0 3 1 4 −3
2 March 2011
15:00
Sweden  1 – 2  Iceland
Öqvist Goal Margrét Lára Goal
Katrín Jónsdóttir Goal
Municipal Stadium, Loulé

2 March 2011
15:00
China PR  0 – 1  Denmark
Nielsen Goal 1'
Desportivo da Nora Park, Ferreiras

4 March 2011
15:00
Iceland  2 – 1  China PR
Margrét Lára Goal 27'50' Ma Goal 21'
Municipal Stadium, Albufeira

4 March 2011
15:00
Denmark  1 – 3  Sweden
Pedersen Goal 10' Landström Goal 8'60'
ÖqvistGoal 54'

7 March 2011
15:00
China PR  0 – 1  Sweden
Schelin Goal 62'

7 March 2011
15:00
Denmark  0 – 1  Iceland
Dóra María Goal 55'
Municipal Stadium, Lagos

Group C[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Wales 6 3 2 0 1 5 5 0
 Portugal 5 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2
 Romania 4 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1
 Chile 1 3 0 1 2 1 4 –3


2 March 2011
18:00
Portugal  3 – 1  Wales
Couto Goal 11'61'
Fernandes Goal 18'
Dykes Goal 42'
Municipal Stadium, Vila Real de Santo António

2 March 2011
15:00
Romania  2 – 0  Chile
Dusa Goal 34'55'
Municipal Stadium, Lagos

4 March 2011
18:00
Portugal  0 – 0  Chile
Municipal Stadium, Vila Real de Santo António

4 March 2011
18:00
Wales  2 – 1  Romania
Fishlock Goal 60'
Lander Goal 72'
Dusa Goal 40'
Municipal Stadium, Lagos

7 March 2011
18:00
Chile  1 – 2  Wales
Zamora Goal Fishlock Goal 24'60'

7 March 2011
18:00
Portugal  1 – 1  Romania
Fernandes Goal 41' Vătafu Goal 85'
Complexo Desportivo Belavista, Parchal

Placement play-offs[edit]

All times local (WET/UTC+0)

11th Place[edit]

9 March 2011
10:30
 Romania 1 – 1
(5 – 6 PSO)
 Chile
Lunca Goal 87' Rocío Soto Goal 68'
Complexo Desportivo Belavista, Parchal

9th Place[edit]

9 March 2011
11:00
 Finland 1 – 2  Portugal
Sainio Goal 74' Fernandes Goal 29'
Couto Goal 77'
Municipal Stadium, Loulé

7th Place[edit]

9 March 2011
11:00
 China PR 2 – 1  Wales
You Jia Goal 3'
Gu Yasha Goal 54'
Harries Goal 57'
Municipal Stadium, Albufeira

5th Place[edit]

9 March 2011
11:00
 Norway 0 – 0
(5 – 4 PSO)
 Denmark
Desportivo da Nora Park, Ferreiras

3rd Place[edit]

9 March 2011
13:30
 Sweden 1 – 2  Japan
Sjögran Goal 14' Kamionobe Goal 22'
Kawasumi Goal 32'
Complexo Desportivo Belavista, Parchal

Final[edit]

9 March 2011
17:00
 Iceland 2 – 4  United States
Margrét Lára Goal 26'
Hallbera Goal 28'
Report Lloyd Goal 10'
Cheney Goal 45+1'
O'Reilly Goal 55'
Morgan Goal 87'

Top Goal Scorers[edit]

Golden Boot: