2008 Cyprus Cup

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2008 Cyprus Cup
Tournament details
Host country  Cyprus
Dates 5–12 March 2008
Teams 6 (from 3 confederations)
Venue(s) 5 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Canada (1st title)
Runners-up  United States (U20)
Third place  Japan
Fourth place  Netherlands
Tournament statistics
Matches played 12
Goals scored 37 (3.08 per match)
Top scorer(s) Canada Christine Sinclair
(5 goals)
2009

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[1] (the United States senior team competed in the concurrent 2008 Algarve Cup).[2] Canada defeated the United States U-20 team in the final.

Format[edit]

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.[3]

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.

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 6
 Netherlands 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1 3
 Scotland 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2 0
United States  2–1  Scotland
Enyeart Goal 27'
O'Hara Goal 32'
Report Grant Goal 87'

Scotland  0–1  Netherlands
Stevens Goal 49'

Netherlands  0–2  United States
O'Hara Goal 32'
Enyeart Goal 90+1'

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Canada 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 6
 Japan 2 1 0 1 3 4 −1 3
 Russia 2 0 0 2 2 5 −3 0
Canada  2–1  Russia
Armstrong Goal 8'
Lang Goal 50'
Barbashina Goal 18'

Japan  0–3  Canada
Sinclair Goal 22' (pen.), Goal 42', Goal 80'

Russia  1–3  Japan
Truntaeva Goal 37' Sakaguchi Goal 28'
Ohno Goal 51'
Utsugi Goal 57'

Exhibition Matches[edit]

Japan  3–1  Netherlands
Nagasato Goal 35' (pen.)
Sato Goal 69'
Goto Goal 70' (pen.)
Stevens Goal 56'
Alpha Sports Center, Larnaca

Russia  2–0  United States
Mokshanova Goal 46'
Rogova Goal 69'
Alpha Sports Center, Larnaca

Scotland  2–0  Canada
Love Goal 67'
Hamill Goal 80'
Alpha Sports Center, Larnaca

Placement matches[edit]

Fifth place match[edit]

Russia  3–2  Scotland
Morozova Goal 13', Goal 57'
Truntaeva Goal 85'
Little Goal 21'
Thomson Goal 87'

Third place match[edit]

Netherlands  1–2  Japan
van Eyck Goal 18' Nagasato Goal 23'
Utsugi Goal 90'

Final[edit]

Canada  3–2  United States
Sinclair Goal 10', Goal 37'
Filigno Goal 22'
Report Steinbruch Goal 75', Goal 86'

Champion[edit]

 2008 Cyprus Cup 

Canada
First title

Goalscorers[edit]

5 goals
2 goals

1 goal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cyprus Women's Cup". RSSSF. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "U.S. WNT One Day Away From Algarve Cup Opener Against China". U.S. Soccer Federation. 4 Mar 2008. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "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.