Cyprus Cup

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This article is about the women's international tournament. For the Cypriot men's domestic club Cup, see Cypriot Cup.
Cyprus Cup
Founded 2008
Number of teams 12
Current champions  France (2nd title)
Most successful team(s)  Canada (3 titles)
Website Official website
2015 Cyprus Cup

The Cyprus Cup is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's football (soccer). It has been held annually in Cyprus since 2008. Although the competition takes place in Cyprus, the hosts have yet to take part in the competition.

It is played the same time as the Algarve Cup.

Format[edit]

The Cyprus Cup uses the following two-phase format:[1]

The first phase is a group stage in which the twelve invited teams are divided into three groups of four teams. Similar to the Algarve Cup, the teams in Group A and Group B consist of higher-ranked teams and are the only teams actually in contention for the championship; Group C consists of lower-ranked teams. Each group plays a round-robin of six games, with each team playing one match against each of the other teams in the same group.

The second phase is a single "finals day" in which six games involving all twelve teams are played to determine the tournament's final standings, with the match-ups as follows:

  • 1st place match: Winners of Groups A and B.
  • 3rd place match: Winner of Group C and best runner-up from Groups A and B.
  • 5th place match: Runner-up in Group C and second-best runner-up from Groups A and B.
  • 7th place match: Third-place teams in Groups A and B.
  • 9th place match: Third-place team in Group C and best fourth-place team from Groups A and B.
  • 11th place match: Fourth-place team in Group C and second-best fourth-place team from Groups A and B.

Results[edit]

Year Final Third Place Match
Winner Score Runner-up 3rd Place Score 4th Place
2008
Canada
3–2
United States (U20)

Japan
2–1
Netherlands
2009
England
3–1
Canada

France
1–1 (a.e.t.)
6–5 (pen.)

New Zealand
2010
Canada
1–0
New Zealand

Netherlands
4–0
Switzerland
2011
Canada
2–1
Netherlands

France
3–0
Scotland
2012
France
2–0
Canada

Italy
3–1
England
2013
England
1–0
Canada

New Zealand
2–1
Switzerland
2014
France
2–0
England

South Korea
1–1 (a.e.t.)
3–1 (pen.)

Scotland
2015

Rankings[edit]

Team Winner Runner up 3rd place 4th place
 Canada 3 (2008, 2010, 2011) 3 (2009, 2012, 2013)
 England 2 (2009, 2013) 1 (2014) 1 (2012)
 France 2 (2012, 2014) 2 (2009, 2011)
 Netherlands 1 (2011) 1 (2010) 1 (2008)
 New Zealand 1 (2010) 1 (2013) 1 (2009)
 United States 1 (2008)
 South Korea 1 (2014)
 Italy 1 (2012)
 Japan 1 (2008)
 Switzerland 2 (2010, 2013)
 Scotland 2 (2011, 2014)

Participating nations[edit]

Team 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15
 Australia 7th
 Canada 1st 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 5th
 England 1st 5th 5th 4th 1st 2nd
 Finland 6th 7th 12th
 France 3rd 3rd 1st 1st
 Italy 6th 9th 3rd 9th 8th
 Japan 3rd
 Netherlands 4th 5th 3rd 2nd 7th 6th 9th
 New Zealand 4th 2nd 8th 8th 3rd 11th
 Northern Ireland 12th 12th 12th
 Mexico 7th
 Republic of Ireland 8th 6th
 Russia 5th 8th 10th
 Scotland 6th 7th 7th 4th 9th 5th 4th
 South Africa 6th 8th 10th 11th
 South Korea 6th 5th 10th 3rd
 Switzerland 4th 11th 11th 4th 10th
 United States 2nd

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Regulations". Retrieved 13 March 2014. 

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