SkyDome Cup

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The SkyDome Cup was a football (soccer) tournament played in late January 1995 in the SkyDome stadium (now Rogers Centre) between hosts Canada, then European champions Denmark, and Portugal. As the tournament was played in a crucial part of the European leagues the European sides presented alternate sides (Denmark consisting of a Danish League XI), which resulted in the only (or first) international caps for some of players involved.

Played January 24, the first match put hosts Canada against Denmark, and resulted in a one-nil win for the European champions with a goal by Højer Nielsen. Canada would play their second game two days later against Portugal, which resulted in a one-goal draw, with goals by António Folha and Alex Bunbury.

With Canada out of the race with 1 point in their two matches, the winner would be known in the final game, played January 29 between Denmark (who only needed a draw) and Portugal. Paulo Alves scored late in the game, giving Portugal their first victory at senior level.

Final standings[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Portugal 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 4
 Denmark 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 3
 Canada 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1 1

Results[edit]

Canada vs Denmark[edit]

Friendly
1995-01-24
 Canada 0 – 1  Denmark
Goal 52' Højer Nielsen
SkyDome, Toronto
Attendance: 10,024
Referee: Boulos (USA)

Canada vs Portugal[edit]

Friendly
1995-01-26
 Canada 1 – 1  Portugal
Bunbury Goal 82' Goal 10' Folha
SkyDome, Toronto
Attendance: 13,658
Referee: Boulos (USA)

Portugal vs Denmark[edit]

Friendly
1995-01-29
 Portugal 1 – 0  Denmark
Alves Goal 89'
SkyDome, Toronto
Attendance: 23,700
Referee: Camacho (CAN)

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