World's Best Player and World's Best Coach compete in the women's Algarve Cup

The World's Best Soccer Player, German goalkeeper Nadine Angerer, and World's Best Coach, Silvia Neid, […]

The Best Soccer Player in the World, the German goalkeeper Nadine Angerer, and the Best Coach in the World, Silvia Neid, also German, are two of the confirmed presences in the Algarve Cup 2014 – Women's World Cup, which will be played in March 5th to 12th, in four Algarve stadiums, with the final scheduled for the Estádio Algarve.

Among the best participating teams in the world is the national women's team, integrated in group C, which will face interesting challenges that are quite different from previous years.
In addition to the Quinas team, Austria, which returns to the competition after three years of absence, Russia, whose only participation in the competition occurred in 1996, and the rookie North Korea will complete the group.

Portugal's first two games, against Austria (March 5th) and Russia (March 7th) will be at the Estádio da Belavista, in Parchal (Lagoa), while the match against the North Koreans (March 10th) takes place at the Algarve Stadium.

The other groups are as follows: group A – Germany, Norway, China and Iceland; and group B – USA, Japan, Sweden and Denmark.

The highlight of the competition naturally goes to the teams of the United States, Germany, Japan, Sweden and Norway, formations that are in the first places of the world ranking and that are candidates for a victory in the Algarve Cup.

Games are free to enter.

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The new national women's football coach is Francisco Neto, with Filipe Silva as the new goalkeeper coach.

In parallel, the organization of the competition promotes the second edition of the Women's Football Seminar, to take place on March 8th and 9th.

This will be a space for exchanging experiences and discussing development measures for Women's Football, which will, once again, count on the contribution of specialists, coaches, players, managers and simple lovers of the sport.