1997 Algarve Cup

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1997 Algarve Cup
Tournament details
Host country Portugal
Teams (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s) 9
Final positions
Champions  Norway (3rd title)
Runners-up  China PR
Third place  Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 39 (2.44 per match)
Best player Norway Marianne Pettersen
1996
1998

The 1997 Algarve Cup was the fourth edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's association football tournament. It took place between 10 and 16 March 1997 in Portugal with Norway winning the event for the third time in its history.

Format[edit]

The Netherlands returned to the tournament, replacing Russia.

The eight invited teams were split into two groups that played a round-robin tournament. On completion of this, the fourth placed teams in each group would play each other to determine seventh and eighth place, the third placed teams in each group would play each other to decide fifth and sixth place, the second placed teams in each group would play to determine third and fourth place and the winners of each group would compete for first and second place overall.

Points awarded in the group stage followed the standard formula of three points for a win, one point for a draw and zero points for a loss.

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Norway 9 3 3 0 0 14 1 +13
 Denmark 6 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2
 Finland 3 3 1 0 2 3 7 −4
 Iceland 0 3 0 0 3 1 12 −11
March 10, 1997
Denmark  4–1  Iceland

March 10, 1997
Norway  5–1  Finland

March 12, 1997
Norway  6–0  Iceland

March 12, 1997
Denmark  2–0  Finland

March 14, 1997
Norway  3–0  Denmark

March 14, 1997
Finland  2–0  Iceland
Montechoro, Albufeira

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 China PR 9 3 3 0 0 6 0 +6
 Sweden 6 3 2 0 1 8 2 +6
 Netherlands 3 3 1 0 2 1 5 −4
 Portugal 0 3 0 0 3 0 8 −8
March 10, 1997
China PR  3–0  Portugal

March 10, 1997
Sweden  4–0  Netherlands

March 12, 1997
China PR  1–0  Netherlands

March 12, 1997
Sweden  4–0  Portugal

March 14, 1997
China PR  2–0  Sweden

March 14, 1997
Netherlands  1–0  Portugal
Montechoro, Albufeira

Seventh Place[edit]

March 16, 1997
Iceland  0–0
(4–3)
(PSO)
 Portugal

Portugal finished bottom of their group for the fourth year in a row and lost the seventh place play-off on penalties to Iceland.

Fifth Place[edit]

March 16, 1997
Netherlands  1–0  Finland

Third Place[edit]

March 16, 1997
Sweden  0–0
(6–5)
(PSO)
 Denmark

1996 runners up Sweden finished in third place overall after winning a penalty shootout following a goalless game.

Final[edit]

March 16, 1997
Norway  1–0  China PR
Goal 75' (pen.) Riise

Norway won the competition for the third time thanks to Hege Riise's 75th minute penalty.

Awards[edit]

 1997 Algarve Cup 

Norway
Third title
Best player
Norway Marianne Pettersen

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