The United States defeated defending champion Germany 2-0 on Wednesday to win the Algarve Cup. Alex Morgan scored twice to lift the US to victory and we detailed that here. Here is how the rest of the games went on placement day of the Algarve Cup in Portugal:
3rd place: Norway beat Sweden 5-4 on penalty kicks after the team’s drew 2-2 in regulation. Ada Hegerberg scored a stoppage time equalizer for Norway to force penalties.
5th place: Japan beat China 1-0 on a goal from Yuki Ogimi
7th place: Denmark defeated Mexico 3-0
9th place: Iceland beat Hungary 4-1
11th place: Portugal beats Wales 3-1 on penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw through regulation
Meanwhile, in the Cyprus Cup, England defeated Canada 1-0 behind a 70th minute goal from Rachel Yankey. It marks England’s third all-time Cyrpus Cup triumph just four months before Euro 2013. England and Canada will meet again in three weeks.
3rd place: New Zealand beat Switzerland on a pair of late goals
5th place: Scotland defeated the Netherlands 1-0. Kim Little scored the winner.
7th place: Finland topped the Republic of Ireland 1-0
9th place: Italy defeated South Korea 1-0
11th place: South Africa beat Northern Ireland 5-4 on penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw in regulation.
***Apologies for some scattered details; as always with these sorts of tournaments and international games, information can be spotty.
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