Netherlands & Sweden share Algarve Cup

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Netherlands and Sweden were both awarded first place at the Algarve Cup, after the final was cancelled due to heavy rain. 

Most of the other placement matches had been played, with Portugal sending Australia to a 2-1 defeat to claim third spot. The opener from Diana Gomes was cancelled out by Caitlin Cooper, with Vanessa Marques netting waht proved to be the winner, as the Matildas missed a penalty in the dying minutes.

Canada finished fifth with a 2-0 win against Japan, Janine Beckie and Ashley Lawrence on target before the Nadeshiko missed a stoppage-time penalty.

The seventh place match was abandoned after half-time due to heavy rain, with the tie between South Korea and Norway still goalless.

Ninth place was decided in a shoot-out, which Iceland won 5-4 over Denmark. Sanne Troelsgarrad-Nielsen have given the Danes a 63rd-minute lead but Iceland but Hlin Eiriksdotir soon levelled for a 1-1 result.

China beat Russia into last place despite going behind to a Sofia Shishkina goal. Liu Shanshan levelled and Song Duan won it for the Steel Roses with a dozen minutes left.

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