Italy and Sweden to contest Algarve Women’s Cup Final

Sweden beat Portugal at the Algarve Cup
Sweden’s Emma Kullberg vies with Portugal’s Jessica Silva at the Algarve Cup. (Photo: JORGE GUERRERO/AFP via Getty Images)

Sweden and Italy will meet in the Algarve Cup Final on Wednesday following their victories over Portugal and Norway respectively.

Sweden struck four times against Portugal in a 20-minute second-half spell, Hanna Glas breaking the deadlock.

Amanda Ilestedt, Kosovare Asllani and Arsenal’s Stina Blackstenius added one each.

Italy beat Norway at the Algarve Cup
Italy’s Arianna Caruso (18) celebrates with teammates after scoring. (Photo: JORGE GUERRERO/AFP via Getty Images)

Italy were two up inside half an hour against Norway, Valentia Giacinti and Arianna Caruso finding the net.

Celin Bizet replied in first-half stoppage-time but Norway were unable to go on and find an equaliser.

They now face Portugal for third place, with both Wednesday’s games kicking off at 11am UK time.

Denmark earlier withdrew from the tournament following positive Covid cases.

International Friendly results for Sunday 20 February

Austria 6-1 Romania
Azerbaijan 4-0 United Arab Emirates
Colombia 2-2 Argentina
Gibraltar 0-1 Faroe Islands
Saudi Arabia 2-0 Seychelles
Sudan 0-3 South Sudan
Finland U-19s 2-0 Switzerland U-19s
France U-23s 1-1 England U-23s
England U-17s 1-3 Norway U-17s

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