2016 Cyprus Cup
8 (from 1 confederation)
3 (in 3 host cities)
Austria (1st title)
35 (2.19 per match)
The 2016 Cyprus Cup was the ninth edition of the Cyprus Cup, an invitational women’s football tournament held annually in Cyprus. After being initially canceled due to schedule conflicts with both UEFA and AFC qualification for the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2016 SheBelieves Cup leaving many of the prior year’s participants, including reigning champions England, unable to attend, the tournament was rescheduled with the Football Association of Finland as tournament organizers and a scaled-down field of eight national teams.
Austria defeated Poland in a final between two first-time participants in the Cyprus Cup.
1.1 Tie-breaking criteria
4 Group stage
4.1 Group A
4.2 Group B
5 Knockout stage
5.1 Seventh place match
5.2 Fifth place match
5.3 Third place match
6 Final standings
9 External links
The tournament consisted of a group stage held over three match days followed by a single day of classification matches to determine the final standings.
For the group stage, the eight teams were split into two groups of four teams. Each group played a round-robin tournament with each team playing one match against each other team in its group.
The classification day then had four matches: a first place match between the group winners, a third place match between the runners-up, a fifth place match between the third-placed teams, and a seventh place match between the bottom teams.
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:
number of points obtained in the matches among the teams in question
goal difference in all the group matches
number of goals scored in all the group matches
drawing of lots