Sweden scored 3 first-half goals to advance to the 3rd place match. Goals by forward Kosovare Asllani in the 4th minute and the Swedish captain in her return from injury converting a penalty in the 32th minute after midfielder Hanna Folkesson was tackled at the edge of the box. Seven minutes later joint tournament scorer Sofia Jakobsson sealed for the Nodic side.
Germany 3 -1 Brazil
Alexandra Popp 39' scored the firsts of three German goals enroute to defeating the Brazilians, who got a glimmer of hope at the start of the second half as defender Bruna scored in the 47 minute. But Celia Šašic and Dzsenifer Marozsán scored in the 49' & 56' see the European Champions through.
USWNT head coach Jill Ellis put out her second string team as Iceland created a heavy bunker [4-5-1] against any and all American attacks. However it was still enough to land the World's #2 team in the Finals against the French.
Norway 2 - 2 Switzerland
This back and forth affair ended a draw 2-2 to give Norway to edge for the 5th place match. The Swiss came from behind to almost win when they leveled the score to answer Norway's Trine Rønning hit in the 51st minute, through Rachel Kiwic in the 62' and then went ahead 74th minute with strike from Isabell Lehn Herlovsen in the 85th minute.
World Champions Japan were again show what formidable opponents lie in wait in the upcoming 2015 edition of the Women's World Cup as they were comprehensively beaten by a powerful French team. Nahomi Kawasumi put Japan in the lead in the 43rd minute but a brace by Gaetane Thiney & another goal by the tournament's leading scorer Eugenie Le Sommer in the 71st minute of the second half booked a place in the Finals for the French against the USA.
Denmark 2 - 2 Portugal
Portugal has shown the most improvement of the non qualified teams in the tournament which will prove well for the Algarve Cup host in the future. The Portuguese pulled back to level the game to earn a well fought point with goals by Dolores Silvia penalty in the 76th minute and tie-breaker by Claudia Neto in the 86th after Denmark had scored off of a strike by joint lead- scorer Sanne Troelsgaard Nielsen in the 53rd minute, then had thought they had wrapped it up when Caroline Rask scored in the 70th minute.
Placement Games: 11th March 2015
Finals: USA - FRA - 12 pm ET
3rd Place: SWE - GER - 8 am ET
5th Place: NOR - DEN - 2 pm ET
7th Place: SUI - BRA - 11 am ET
9th Place: JPN - POR - 8:15 am ET
11th Place: ISL - CHN - 11 am ET
Cyrus Cup 2015 Finals: Canada v England**