2008 Algarve Cup

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2008 Algarve Cup
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Tournament details
Host country Portugal
Dates 5–12 March 2008
Teams 12 (from 3 confederations)
Venue(s) 9 (in 9 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  United States (6th title)
Runners-up  Denmark
Third place  Norway
Tournament statistics
Matches played 24
Goals scored 66 (2.75 per match)
Top scorer(s) Iceland Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir (6 goals)
Best player Denmark Cathrine Paaske Sørensen
2007
2009

The 2008 Algarve Cup was the fifteenth edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Portugal. It took place between 5 and 12 March 2008 with the reigning champions the United States winning the event for a record sixth time, after defeating Denmark in a repeat of the previous year's final.

Format[edit]

The twelve invited teams were split into three groups that played a round-robin tournament. The entrants were almost identical to the previous year, but Italy moved up into Group B from their previous ranking in 2007, replacing France who did not feature this time. Poland appeared in the competition for the first time.

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 placed.

Group stage[edit]

All times local (WET/UTC+0)

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Denmark 9 3 3 0 0 3 0 +3
 Germany 6 3 2 0 1 5 1 +4
 Sweden 3 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1
 Finland 0 3 0 0 3 1 7 −6

5 March 2008
13:15
Germany  0–1  Denmark
Pedersen Goal 46'

5 March 2008
15:45
Finland  1–3  Sweden
Talonen Goal 64' Ljungberg Goal 25'
Fischer Goal 29'
Lundin Goal 87'
Municipal Stadium, Lagos

7 March 2008
13:15
Germany  3–0  Finland
Prinz Goal 17', Goal 28'
Lingor Goal 37' (pen)

7 March 2008
14:00
Denmark  1–0  Sweden
Sørensen Goal 6'
Municipal Stadium, Lagos

10 March 2008
13:15
Denmark  1–0  Finland
Sørensen Goal 47'
Municipal Stadium, Lagos

10 March 2008
13:15
Sweden  0–2  Germany
Smisek Goal 25'
Prinz Goal 86' (pen)
Municipal Stadium, Vila Real de Santo António

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 United States 9 3 3 0 0 10 0 +10
 Norway 6 3 2 0 1 7 7 0
 Italy 3 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2
 China PR 0 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8

5 March 2008
13:45
China PR  0–4  United States
Report Tarpley Goal 5'
Heath Goal 47'
Wambach Goal 64'
Lloyd Goal 69'
Municipal Stadium, Albufeira

5 March 2008
16:15
Norway  4–2  Italy
Thorsnes Goal 9'
Storløkken Goal 47'
Stangeland Horpestad Goal 63' (pen)
Kaurin Goal 74'
Panico Goal 34'
Gabbiadini Goal 86'
Restinga Stadium, Alvor

7 March 2008
13:45
United States  2–0  Italy
Tarpley Goal 5'
O'Reilly Goal 74'
Report
Restinga Stadium, Alvor

7 March 2008
16:15
Norway  3–1  China PR
unknown Goal 42' (o.g.)
Storløkken Goal 64'
Wiik Goal 90'
Yue Guo Goal 62'
Municipal Stadium, Albufeira

10 March 2008
15:00
China PR  0–2  Italy
Conti Goal 41'
Panico Goal 70'
Municipal Stadium, Loulé

10 March 2008
15:00
United States  4–0  Norway
Kai Goal 55'
Wambach Goal 57'
O'Reilly Goal 65'
Rodriguez Goal 90'
Report
Restinga Stadium, Alvor

Group C[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Iceland 9 3 3 0 0 9 1 +8
 Portugal 6 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1
 Republic of Ireland 3 3 1 0 2 2 6 −4
 Poland 0 3 0 0 3 1 6 −5

5 March 2008
13:15
Iceland  2–0  Poland
Stefánsdóttir Goal 58'
Viðarsdóttir Goal 81'
Municipal Stadium, Lagos


7 March 2008
15:30
Portugal  3–1  Poland
Couto Goal 17'
Fernandes Goal 44'
Vieira Goal 80'
Bochra Goal 42'

7 March 2008
16:30
Republic of Ireland  1–4  Iceland
Grant Goal 23' Arnardóttir Goal 7'
Viðarsdóttir Goal 12', Goal 40'
Gunnarsdóttir Goal 19'
Municipal Stadium, Lagos

10 March 2008
15:45
Portugal  0–3  Iceland
Viðarsdóttir Goal 15', Goal 17'
Jónsdóttir Goal 69'
Municipal Stadium, Vila Real de Santo António

10 March 2008
15:45
Poland  0–1  Republic of Ireland
Grant Goal 35'
Municipal Stadium, Lagos

Placement play-offs[edit]

All times local (WET/UTC+0)

11th place[edit]

12 March 2008
10:00
Republic of Ireland  2–2
(5–6 PSO)
 Poland
O'Brien Goal
O'Gorman Goal
Stobba Goal 23'
Winczo Goal 48'
Arsenio Catuna Complex, Guia

9th place[edit]

12 March 2008
10:00
China PR  1–1
(5–4 PSO)
 Portugal
Yan Bi Goal 1' Fernandes Goal 34'
  Penalties  
Jie Li Penalty scored
Yuan Xu Penalty scored
Kun Wang Penalty missed
Ying Penalty scored
Yan Bi Penalty scored
Xiaoli Song Penalty scored
5 – 4 Penalty scored Matias
Penalty scored Vieira
Penalty missed Fernandes
Penalty scored Brandão
Penalty scored Couto
Penalty missed Valinho
CD Montechoro, Albufeira

7th place[edit]

12 March 2008
10:30
Finland  0–3  Iceland
Viðarsdóttir Goal 12'
Hönnudóttir Goal 41'
Gunnarsdóttir Goal 90'
Municipal Stadium, Loulé

5th place[edit]

12 March 2008
10:30
Sweden  3–0  Italy
Öqvist Goal 56'
Svensson Goal 61', Goal 80'

3rd place[edit]

12 March 2008
10:00
Germany  0–2  Norway
Wiik Goal 41'
Knutsen Goal 50'
Municipal Stadium, Vila Real de Santo António

Final[edit]

12 March 2008
13:15
Denmark  1–2  United States
Sørensen Goal 31' Report Kai Goal 14'
Wambach Goal 50'
Municipal Stadium, Vila Real de Santo António
Referee: Schett (Austria)
DENMARK:
GK 1 Heidi Johansen
DF 2 Mia Olsen Substituted off 76'
DF 3 Katrine Pedersen
DF 4 Christina Ørntoft
DF 5 Bettina Falk Substituted off 76'
MF 6 Mariann Gajhede
MF 7 Cathrine Paaske Sørensen
MF 10 Camilla Sand Substituted off 76'
FW 9 Maiken Pape Substituted off 54'
FW 11 Merete Pedersen
FW 13 Johanna Rasmussen
Substitutes:
MF 8 Janne Madsen Substituted in 54'
MF 12 Line Røddik Substituted in 76'
FW 14 Marie Herping
DF 15 Marie Bjerg Substituted in 76'
GK 16 Tine Cederkvist
DF 17 Mette V. Jensen
MF 18 Theresa Nielsen
FW 19 Sine Hovesen Substituted in 76'
DF 20 Sanne Troelsgaard
Manager:
Denmark Kenneth Heiner-Møller
UNITED STATES:
GK 18 Hope Solo
DF 3 Christie Rampone
DF 14 Stephanie Cox Booked 60' Substituted off 74'
DF 15 Kate Markgraf
DF 17 Lori Chalupny
MF 5 Lindsay Tarpley Substituted off 77'
MF 9 Heather O'Reilly Substituted off 46'
MF 11 Carli Lloyd Substituted off 35'
MF 12 Leslie Osborne
FW 6 Natasha Kai Substituted off 81'
FW 20 Abby Wambach Substituted off 88'
Substitutes:
DF 4 Cat Whitehill
MF 7 Shannon Boxx
MF 8 Lauren Cheney Substituted in 88'
MF 10 Angie Woznuk Substituted in 77'
MF 16 Angela Hucles Substituted in 35'
FW 19 Amy Rodriguez Substituted in 81'
DF 20 Tobin Heath Substituted in 46'
GK 24 Nicole Barnhart
DF 26 Rachel Buehler Substituted in 74'
Manager:
Sweden Pia Sundhage


 2008 Algarve Cup 

United States
Sixth title