1994 Algarve Cup

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1994 Algarve Cup
Tournament details
Host country Portugal
Teams 6 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s) 7
Final positions
Champions  Norway (1st title)
Runners-up  United States
Third place  Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played 9
Goals scored 27 (3 per match)
Top scorer(s) Norway Ann Kristin Aarønes
(5 goals)
Best player Norway Ann Kristin Aarønes
1995

The 1994 Algarve Cup was the inaugural edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's association football tournament. It took place between 16 and 20 March 1994 in Portugal with Norway winning the event, defeating the USA, 1-0 in the final game.Sweden ended up third defeating Denmark, 1-0, in the game for third prize.[1]

Format[edit]

The inaugural competition was contested between the hosts Portugal, four Scandinavian teams (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden) and the USA. Only two confederations were thus represented, CONCACAF and UEFA.

The six invited teams were split into two groups that played a round-robin tournament. On completion of this, the third placed teams in each group would play each other to decide fifth and sixth place, the second placed teams in each group would play 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
 United States 6 2 2 0 0 6 0 +6
 Sweden 3 2 1 0 1 3 1 +2
 Portugal 0 2 0 0 2 0 8 −8

16 March 1994
16:30
United States  5–0  Portugal
Gabarra Goal 5'31'
Lilly Goal 21'
Milbrett Goal 85'
Foudy Goal 89'
Report
Estádio Dr. Francisco Vieira, Silves
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Finn Lambek (Denmark)

17 March 1994
16:30
Sweden  3–0  Portugal
Nilsson Goal 11'
Cazuza Goal 25' (o.g.)
Nessvold Goal 76'
Report
Estádio José Arcanjo, Olhão
Attendance: 500
Referee: Mika Peltola (Finland)

18 March 1994
United States  1–0  Sweden
Hamm Goal 1' Report

1991 FIFA Women's World Cup winners; the United States, finished in the top position of Group A with maximum points after winning both of their games including defeating the hosts Portugal 5–0.

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Norway 6 2 2 0 0 12 1 +11
 Denmark 3 2 1 0 1 2 6 −4
 Finland 0 2 0 0 2 0 7 −7

16 March 1994
Norway  6–0  Finland
Hegstad Goal 1'
Aarønes Goal 4'33'
Krokan Goal 52'
Sandberg Goal 85'
? Goal (o.g.)
Report
Portimão
Attendance: 462


18 March 1994
Norway  6–1  Denmark
Aarønes Goal 9'57'
Riise Goal 14'
Medaln Goal 17'
Hegstad Goal 38'
Carlsen Goal 60'
Report Hansen Goal 1'

Norway, 1991 World Cup runner's up, defeated their neighbours Denmark and Finland by scoring six goals in each match.

Fifth Place[edit]

20 March 1994
10:00
Portugal  2–0  Finland
Couto Goal 55'
Sequeira Goal 68'
Report
Estádio Municipal de Quarteira, Quarteira
Referee: Finn Lambek (Denmark)

Third Place[edit]

20 March 1994
Sweden  1–0  Denmark
Videkull Goal 1' Report
Loulé
Attendance: 400

Final[edit]

20 March 1994
Norway  1–0  United States
Aarønes Goal 84' Report
Estádio de São Luís, Faro
Attendance: 1,152
Referee: José Pratas (Portugal)

In a replay of the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, Norway once again faced the USA but won on this occasion.

Awards[edit]

 1994 Algarve Cup 

Norway
First title
Best player
Norway Ann Kristin Aarønes

Goalscorers[edit]

5 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Damerna vann bronsmatch" (in Swedish). Dagens nyheter. 20 March 1994. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 

External links[edit]