2008 Cyprus Cup
|Dates||5–12 March 2008|
|Teams||6 (from 3 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||5 (in 4 host cities)|
|Champions||Canada (1st title)|
|Runners-up||United States (U20)|
|Goals scored||37 (3.08 per match)|
The 2008 Cyprus Women's Cup was the inaugural edition of the Cyprus Women's Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Cyprus. Six national teams, including five senior teams and one youth team, were invited: Canada, Netherlands, Japan, Russia, Scotland, and the United States U-20 team (the United States senior team competed in the concurrent 2008 Algarve Cup). Canada defeated the United States U-20 team in the final.
The tournament consisted of a group stage held over three match days followed by a single day of classification matches to determine the final standings.
For the group stage, the six teams were split into two groups of three teams. Each group played a round-robin tournament with each team playing one match against each other team in its group. In addition, on each group stage match day, one team from each group did not have a round-robin group match; these two teams played an exhibition match that was not counted towards the group stage standings.
The classification day then had three matches: a first place match between the group winners, a third place match between the runners-up, and a fifth place match between the bottom teams.
|Nagasato 35' (pen.)
Goto 70' (pen.)
Fifth place match
Third place match
|Sinclair 10', 37'
|Report||Steinbruch 75', 86'|
|2008 Cyprus Cup|
- 5 goals
- 2 goals
- 1 goal
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- "U.S. Under-20 Women Will Travel to Cyprus for Tournament Against Full Women's National Teams". U.S. Soccer Federation. 25 Feb 2008. Retrieved 23 May 2014.