Algarve Cup 2010

Discussion in 'Women's International' started by mcruic, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. mcruic

    mcruic Member

    Jun 26, 2004
    Scotland
    Club:
    Dundee United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    24th February - 3rd March 2010 in Portugal

    Current FIFA World Rankings in parentheses

    GROUP A
    Germany (2)
    Denmark (9)
    China (12)
    Finland (16)

    GROUP B
    USA (1)
    Sweden (4)
    Norway (7)
    Iceland (17)

    GROUP C
    Romania (36)
    Austria (37)
    Portugal (40)
    Faroe Islands (61)

    With Faroe Islands' participation, this will be the first time ever that all 6 Nordic nations will compete.
     
  2. Eurycantha

    Eurycantha New Member

    Dec 14, 2009
    Club:
    Willem II Tilburg
    Algarve Cup 2010

    Group A:
    24-02-2010 Germany - Denmark
    24-02-2010 Finland - China

    26-02-2010 Germany - Finland
    26-02-2010 Denmark - China

    01-03-2010 Germany - China
    01-03-2010 Denmark - Finland

    link: www.dfb.de (FA Germany)

    Group B:
    24-02-2010 USA - Iceland
    24-02-2010 Sweden - Norway

    26-02-2010 Iceland - Sweden
    26-02-2010 USA - Norway

    01-03-2010 Iceland - Norway
    01-03-2010 USA - Sweden

    link: www.ksi.is (FA Iceland)

    Group C:
    info will follow as soon as possible
     
  3. Bonnie Lass

    Bonnie Lass Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 20, 2000
    Up top
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    Norway
    At some point it would be nice if the tourney was expanded by another group. Keep the top 3 as contenders, then still have the lower-ranked teams in the fourth group.
     
  4. Mosan

    Mosan Member

    Apr 29, 2009
    Munich
    Club:
    Borussia Dortmund
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Dunno. Don`t you think it would blow out the proportions for a mere "preparation tourney"? There is still the Cyprus Cup for other teams in need of a quality opposition. I`d assume they`d rather expand that one.
     
  5. Bonnie Lass

    Bonnie Lass Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 20, 2000
    Up top
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    Norway
    True. But it would be kinda cool if they expanded it once every four years, in between the Euros and World Cup. Because the only thing the teams are really preparing for next year are WCQs. (I guess I'm just not ready for the void that will be next year, internationally.)
     
  6. toad455

    toad455 Member+

    Nov 28, 2005
    i really think the Group C "tier 2" group should be removed and all 12 teams are divided evenly. And I'll second that it should be expanded to 16 teams, but not until after 2011 since the 2015 WWC will now be at 24 teams.
     
  7. Hope Solo Fan Belgiu

    Oct 2, 2007
    I wil make the trip for a fiew days this year
    I will see the second and 3th match day
     
  8. JanBalk

    JanBalk Member+

    Jun 9, 2004
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    That will not happen until Portugal feel they can challenger the top 20 in the game. But probably rather shortly after that.
    Group C was created to give Portugal (that after all is supplying the fields for Algarve) opponents they have at least a chance against (they played with the big girls Sweden, Norway, US etc the first years of Algarve and that wasn't much fun for anyone).
     
  9. kool-aide

    kool-aide Member+

    Feb 1, 2002
    a van by the river
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Excellent point. We Americans sometimes forget that this tourny is one of those "wipe the winter dust off" with competitive games situations. We generally haven't had a league for players to develop (unlike Europe). And the USA WNT has with cause, imo felt that if they don't go all out and try to win every time then the US Fed won't feel the need to continue to support them at the same (or higher) level. That and there is generally little CONCACAF competition so a chance to play top teams has to be taken seriously.
     
  10. McDude

    McDude New Member

    Jan 7, 2010

    To say nothing of the fact that USA WNT players get paid a little extra for every win they get.......nothing like a little performance incentive pay to further motivate a desire to win (not that they really need any more incentive).
     
  11. jonny63

    jonny63 Member+

    Feb 17, 2005
    Norway
    Group C :


    24.02.2010 – Portugal vs Faroe Island
    – Romania vs Austria

    26.02.2010 – Portugal vs Romania
    – Austria vs Faroe Island

    01.03.2010 – Portugal vs Austria
    – Faroe Island vs Romania


    http://www.football.fo/index.asp?id=&news={7897E031-76A2-4F9C-B599-B1CEF537B3B0}
     
  12. jonny63

    jonny63 Member+

    Feb 17, 2005
    Norway
    Anybody who know the venues for Algarve Cup ?
     
  13. Smulan

    Smulan Member

    Apr 3, 2008
    Everywhere I've looked, it says "to be decided". Year after year, their organisational tardiness makes it way too much hassle to arrange a trip.
     
  14. REALfootballRulez

    May 25, 2007
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Any TV for the US games in America?
     
  15. Bonnie Lass

    Bonnie Lass Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 20, 2000
    Up top
    Club:
    Olympique Lyonnais
    Nat'l Team:
    Norway
    You'll be lucky if any of the matches get broadcast. Period. At one time Eurosport broadcast the tourney, but then last year, the only TV was on a German channel (and the German matches only, IIRC -- hell, now that I think about it, I'm not so sure they went through with it) and I think a Portuguese station. Either way, we were stuck watching matchtracker.
     
  16. Micol

    Micol Member+

    Sep 16, 2008
    German TV showed the German matches last year. This year, from the look of it, nothing. :rolleyes: Blame the Olympics, and probably the men's matches in the second week.
     
  17. REALfootballRulez

    May 25, 2007
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What men's matches??

    How big are the winter Olympics over there?
     
  18. Micol

    Micol Member+

    Sep 16, 2008
    Germany are playing a friendly against Argentina on 3 March, and I think I saw another match but I can't find it right now.

    Let's say you can keep your TV on all day and more or less just watch the Olympics in one channel or another if you feel like it.
     
  19. REALfootballRulez

    May 25, 2007
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So the Winter Olympics must be bigger in Europe than America right?

    Although the opening ceremony got 68 million viewers in America the interest in the games is low if you read all the article and polls taken in America.

    Most don't care about obscure sports like mogul skiing and loosers!! LOL...I mean lugers. :D

    I personally like the hockey and will even watch some of the women's U.S. vs. China game at 2 PM ct today on USA network. I'll watch the men's hockey as well and some of the skiing and skating as well and a few minutes of some other stuff.
     
  20. A Fan

    A Fan New Member

    Aug 15, 1999
    Anyone know when the official schedule normally comes out? In terms of locations and times. My first time in Portugal!
     
  21. JanBalk

    JanBalk Member+

    Jun 9, 2004
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    It is very big in Scandinavia, which should come as no surprise I guess :).
     
  22. Smulan

    Smulan Member

    Apr 3, 2008
    I think the Portuguese organisers might have broken their record: venues have now been announced over a week in advance!

    Mind you, a couple of years back, they changed some times and venues after announcing the "finalised" schedule. Good luck to anyone venturing there! :cool: You're braver than I am.
     
  23. marc baltique

    marc baltique New Member

    Nov 15, 2003
    annapolis, maryland
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    seriously bummed out there are no streams of any of the matches. at least, nothing i have found. booooo!
     
  24. REALfootballRulez

    May 25, 2007
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not a good way to grow the women's game is it? :rolleyes:
     
  25. ztsw910

    ztsw910 New Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    no flight tickets to Faro.....no living for the matches...
    I have no idea watching the match!
     

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