A number of teams that are competing in the Algarve Cup in Portugal have announced their rosters. The U.S. roster was released last week, while Sweden and Finland both unveiled their rosters Tuesday. Other teams that have their rosters set include Norway, Denmark, Portugal, and Wales. Romanian club Cluj announced that nearly its entire starting 11 will play for Romania in Portugal.Algarve Cup rosters
SWEDEN Goalkeepers: Kristin Hammarström (Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC), Hedvig Lindahl (Kristianstads DFF), Carola Söberg (Tyresö FF) Defenders: Sara Larsson (KIF Örebro DFF), Lina Nilsson (LdB FC Malmö), Charlotte Rohlin (Linköpings FC), Stina Segerström (Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC), Linda Sembrant (AIK), Annica Svensson (Tyresö DFF), Sara Thunebro (FFC Frankfurt) Midfielders and forwards: Johanna Almgren (Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC), Kosovare Asllani (Linköpings FC), Lisa Dahlkvist (Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC), Madelaine Edlund (Tyresö FF), Nilla Fischer (LdB FC Malmö), Linda Forsberg (LdB FC Malmö), Antonia Göransson (Hamburger SV), Marie Hammarström (KIF Örebro DFF), Jessica Landström (FFC Frankfurt), Lotta Schelin (Olympique Lyonnais), Caroline Seger (Western New York Flash), Therese Sjögran (LdB FC Malmö/Sky Blue FC), Josefine Öqvist (Linköpings FC)
FINLAND Goalkeepers: Tinja-Riikka Korpela (Kolbotn IL), Minna Meriluoto (Hammarby IF DFF) Defenders: Tuija Hyyrynen (Umeå IK), Susanna Lehtinen (KIF Örebro), Elina Syrjänen (HJK), Katrina Nokso-Koivisto (VfL Wolfsburg), Maiju Hirvonen (PK-35), Maija Saari (Kolbotn IL), Tiina Salmen (Klepp IL), Petra Vaelma (Klepp IL) Midfielders and forwards: Pernilla Nordlund (Umeå IK), Jaana Lyytikäinen (PK-35), Emmi Alanen (HJK), Laura Österberg Kalmari (Sky Blue FC), Annica Sjölund (Jitex BK), Essi Sainio (SC Freiburg), Anna-Kaisa Rantanen (VfL Wolfsburg), Annika Kukkonen (LdB FC Malmö), Linda Sällström (Linköpings FC), Leena Puranen (Hammarby IF DFF), Marianna Tolvanen (HJK), Satu Kruus (HJK), Sanna Talonen (KIF Örebro)
Nine players from CFF Olimpia Cluj have been named to Romania’s Algarve Cup roster. They are: Maria Ficzay, Bortan Joan Dusa Cosmina, Sarghe Raluca Alexandra Meadow, Corduneanu Andrea, Daniela Gurz, Stefania Vatafu, Madalina Ciorca. Cluj is currently in first place in Liga 1 Feminin with a 12-0 record, outscoring their opponents, 126-6.
Sofia Vieira (Atlético Madrid),Elsa Ventura (CF Benfica), Neide Simõe (Escola FC), Noémia Figueiredo (Escola FC), Sílvia Rebelo (FD Laura Santos), Beta (GD Incansáveis Atletismo),Laura Luís (CS Marítimo), Jamila Marreiros (Prainsa Zaragoza), Sónia Matias (RCD Espanyol), Sofia Santos (S Marítimo Murtoense), Mélissa (SC Maria Fonte), and Anita (UR Cadima), and Carla Couto, Carolina Mendes, Dolores Silva, Inês Borges, Mónica Gonçalves, Patrícia Morais, Paula Cristina, and Sílvia Brunheira (all from SU 1º Dezembro).
WALES Goalkeepers: Sophie Dando (Cardiff City), Nicola Davies (RAF), Rhian Nokes (Cardiff City), Lauren Wells (Bristol Academy) Defenders: Nicola Cousins (Cardiff City), Kylie Davies (Chelsea), Jasmin Dutton (Tranmere Rovers), Fran Howells (Middle Tennessee State University), Emma Jones (Bristol Academy), Nia Jones (Cardiff), Yasmin Leung (Cardiff City), Kerrie Manley (Nottingham Forest), Carla Parfitt (Cardiff City), Alicia Powe (Swansea City), Lauren Townsend (Cardiff City), Sally Wade (Barnet), Katie Williams (Liverpool). Midfielders: Katie Daley (Bristol Academy), Milly Durrant (C0ventry City), Eleri Earnshaw (Long Island University), Jessica Fishlock (AZ Alkmaar), Josie Green (Watford), Michelle Green (Bristol Academy), Sophie Ingle (Cardiff City), Jayne Ludlow (Arsenal), Charlotte Miller (Cardiff City), Erin Vaughan (Aston Villa) Forwards: Emily Brown (Liverpool), Loren Dykes (Bristol Academy), Cheryl Foster (Liverpool), Natasha Harding (Cardiff City), Gwennan Harries (Everton), Helen Lander (Chelsea), Sharla Passariello (Bristol Academy), Emma Plewa (Chelsea)
Chile coach Marta Tejedor said her team of 31 players is training against men’s sides in Chile to prepare for the Algarve Cup, but she has yet to announce the names of the players she’s taking to Portugal … Rosters for Japan, China, and Iceland are not yet available.