2016 Algarve Cup

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2016 Algarve Cup
Tournament details
Host country Portugal
Dates2–9 March 2016
Teams8 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Canada (1st title)
Runners-up Brazil
Third place Iceland
Fourth place New Zealand
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored38 (2.38 per match)
Top scorer(s)Belgium Janice Cayman
(4 goals)
Best player(s)Canada Kadeisha Buchanan
Fair play award Denmark
2015
2017

The 2016 Algarve Cup was the 23rd edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Portugal. It took place from 2 to 9 March.[1][2]

Teams[edit]

Team FIFA Rankings
(December 2015)
 Belgium
28
 Brazil
7
 Canada
11
 Denmark
15
 Iceland
19
 New Zealand
16
 Portugal
40
 Russia
22

Referees[edit]

On 19 February 2016, FIFA announced the referees and the assistant referees for the tournament.[3]

Confederation Referees Assistant referees
AFC

Myanmar Aye Thein

South Korea Lee Seul Gi
Vietnam Thi Le Trinh Truong

CAF

Ethiopia Ledya Tafesse

Ghana Emmanuella Aglago
Cameroon Josiane Mbakop

CONMEBOL

Costa Rica Marianela Araya Cruz
Paraguay Olga Miranda

Cuba Nereida Diaz
Costa Rica Katherine Jimenez
Brazil Neuza Back
Venezuela Yoleida Lara

OFC

Cook Islands Tupou Patia

Samoa Maria Tamalelagi
Fiji Lonisa Elite Dilioni

UEFA

Portugal Sandra Braz
Poland Monika Mularczyk
Sweden Sara Persson

Portugal Olga Martins
North Macedonia Biljana Atanasovski
Poland Anna Dabrowska
Poland Katarzyna Wojs
Sweden Annica Johansson
Sweden Julia Magnusson

Squads[edit]

Group stage[edit]

The groups were announced on 14 December 2015,[4] with the match schedule being announced on 10 February 2016.[5]
All times WET (UTC±00:00).

Tie-breaking criteria[edit]

For the group stage of this tournament, where two or more teams in a group tied on an equal number of points, the finishing positions will be determined by the following tie-breaking criteria in the following order:[6]

  1. number of points obtained in the matches among the teams in question
  2. goal difference in all the group matches
  3. number of goals scored in all the group matches
  4. fair-play ranking in all the group matches
  5. FIFA ranking

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Canada 3 2 0 1 2 1 +1 6
2  Iceland 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
3  Belgium 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3
4  Denmark 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 3
Iceland 2–1 Belgium
Jónsdóttir Goal 5'
Brynjarsdóttir Goal 90+2'
Report Cayman Goal 42'
Lagos Municipal Stadium, Lagos
Referee: Ledya Tafesse (Ethiopia)
Canada 0–1 Denmark
Report Nadim Goal 55'
Albufeira Municipal Stadium, Albufeira
Referee: Olga Miranda (Paraguay)

Canada 1–0 Belgium
Clarke Goal 87' Report
VRS António Sports Complex, Vila Real de Santo António
Referee: Sandra Braz (Portugal)
Denmark 1–4 Iceland
Nadim Goal 53' Report Þorvaldsdóttir Goal 11'
Ómarsdóttir Goal 12'
Magnúsdóttir Goal 56'90'
Bela Vista Municipal Stadium, Parchal
Referee: Tupou Patia (Cook Islands)
Note: The Football Association of Iceland match report lists Elín Metta Jensen (10'), Denmark own goal (12'), Sandra Jessen (59') and Hólmfríður Magnúsdóttir (90') as the goal scorers of this match.[7] However, for the statistics purpose of this page, the data provided by the tournament's organizer (Portuguese Football Federation) is being used.

Denmark 1–2 Belgium
Sandvej Goal 90+3' Report Sørensen Goal 43' (o.g.)
Cayman Goal 86'
Albufeira Municipal Stadium, Albufeira
Referee: Aye Thein (Myanmar)
Canada 1–0 Iceland
Beckie Goal 41' Report
Lagos Municipal Stadium, Lagos
Referee: Monika Mularczyk (Poland)

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Brazil 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9
2  New Zealand 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 4
3  Russia 3 1 1 1 1 3 −2 4
4  Portugal 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0
Portugal 0–1 Russia
Report Makarenko Goal 58'
Albufeira Municipal Stadium, Albufeira
Referee: Sara Persson (Sweden)
Brazil 1–0 New Zealand
Debinha Goal 20' Report
Lagos Municipal Stadium, Lagos
Referee: Marianela Araya (Costa Rica)

New Zealand 0–0 Russia
Report
Bela Vista Municipal Stadium, Parchal
Referee: Aye Thein (Myanmar)
Portugal 1–3 Brazil
T. Pinto Goal 30' Report Cristiane Goal 17'
Marta Goal 22'
Raquel Goal 74'
VRS António Sports Complex, Vila Real de Santo António
Referee: Monika Mularczyk (Poland)

Brazil 3–0 Russia
Formiga Goal 51'
Bia Goal 66'
Thaís Guedes Goal 89'
Report
Lagos Municipal Stadium, Lagos
Referee: Sandra Braz (Portugal)
Portugal 0–1 New Zealand
Report Hearn Goal 78'
Albufeira Municipal Stadium, Albufeira
Referee: Ledya Tafesse (Ethiopia)
Note: The New Zealand Football match report lists Annalie Longo (69') as the goal scorer of this match.[8] However, for the statistics purpose of this page, the data provided by the tournament's organizer (Portuguese Football Federation) is being used.

Placement matches[edit]

Matches times and venues were announced on 7 March 2016.[9]

7th Place[edit]

Denmark 3–1 Portugal
Troelsgaard Goal 4'11'
Rasmussen Goal 81'
Report Di. Silva Goal 73'
Bela Vista Municipal Stadium, Parchal
Referee: Tupou Patia (Cook Islands)

5th Place[edit]

Belgium 5–0 Russia
Wullaert Goal 18'
Cayman Goal 42'73'
Schryvers Goal 51'
Coutereels Goal 61' (pen.)
Report
VRS António Sports Complex, Vila Real de Santo António
Referee: Marianela Araya Cruz (Costa Rica)

3rd Place[edit]

Note: The official match report lists just the players who converted the penalties, in no particular order. New Zealand Football reports the missed penalty as being the sixth from New Zealand, citing Anna Green as the player who missed (contradicting the official report), without providing any information on the players who successfully converted their penalties.[10] For the statistics purpose of this page, the data provided by the tournament's organizer (Portuguese Football Federation) is being used.

Final[edit]

Canada 2–1 Brazil
Zadorsky Goal 60'
Beckie Goal 67'
Report Andressa Alves Goal 90'
Bela Vista Municipal Stadium, Parchal
Referee: Sara Persson (Sweden)
Note: The Brazilian Football Confederation match report lists Cristiane as the Brazilian goal scorer of this match.[11] However, for the statistics purpose of this page, the data provided by the tournament's organizer (Portuguese Football Federation) is being used.

Final standings[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

4 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Algarve Cup 2016 guide". Women's Soccer United. 24 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Fixtures and Results - Algarve Cup". FPF. March 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-03-07.
  3. ^ "Referees & Assistant Referees for the 2016 Algarve Cup" (PDF). FIFA. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Algarve Cup: Portugal vai defrontar o Brasil". Federação Portuguesa de Futebol (in Portuguese). 14 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Algarve Cup: match schedule". Federação Portuguesa de Futebol. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
  6. ^ Regulations
  7. ^ "Denmark 1–4 Iceland / Match Report" (in Icelandic). KSÍ. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Longo winner downs Portugal". New Zealand Football. Archived from the original on 2016-03-08. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Algarve Cup: Competition last day times and venues" (in Portuguese). FPF. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Ferns fourth after shootout loss". New Zealand Football. Archived from the original on 2016-03-10. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  11. ^ "Canada beats Brazil in the final" (in Portuguese). Brazilian Football Confederation. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  12. ^ a b "Kadeisha Buchanan elected tournament's best player" (in Portuguese). FPF. Retrieved 9 March 2016.