1998 Algarve Cup

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1998 Algarve Cup
Tournament details
Host country Portugal
Teams (from 3 confederations)
Venue(s) 9
Final positions
Champions  Norway (4th title)
Runners-up  Denmark
Third place  United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 45 (2.81 per match)
Best player Norway Marianne Pettersen
1997
1999

The 1998 Algarve Cup was the fifth edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's association football tournament. It took place between 15 and 21 March 1998 in Portugal with Norway winning the event for the fourth time in its history.

Format[edit]

The United States returned to the tournament, replacing Iceland.

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 6 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3
 United States 6 3 2 0 1 7 5 +2
 China PR 6 3 2 0 1 3 4 −1
 Finland 0 3 0 0 3 0 4 −4
March 15, 1998
Norway  0–1  China PR

March 15, 1998
United States  2–0  Finland

March 17, 1998
Norway  1–0  Finland
Goal Riise

March 17, 1998
United States  4–1  China PR

March 19, 1998
Norway  4–1  United States
GoalGoal Pettersen
Goal Riise
Goal Lehn

March 19, 1998
China PR  1–0  Finland

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Denmark 7 3 2 1 0 8 0 +8
 Sweden 7 3 2 1 0 3 0 +3
 Netherlands 3 3 1 0 2 2 8 −6
 Portugal 0 3 0 0 3 1 6 −5
March 15, 1998
Denmark  0–0  Sweden


March 17, 1998
Sweden  2–0  Portugal

March 17, 1998
Denmark  6–0  Netherlands

March 19, 1998
Denmark  2–0  Portugal
Montechoro, Albufeira

March 19, 1998
Sweden  1–0  Netherlands
Montechoro, Albufeira

Seventh Place[edit]

March 21, 1998
Portugal  2–2
(4–2)
(PSO)
 Finland
Goal Patrícia
Goal Carla Couto

Portugal finished bottom of their group for the fifth year in a row but won the match to decide seventh place on penalties after a 2–2 draw with Finland.

Fifth Place[edit]

March 21, 1998
China PR  3–2  Netherlands

Third Place[edit]

March 21, 1998
United States  3–1  Sweden
Goal 39' Foudy
Goal 85' (pen.) Chastain
Goal 87' Lilly
Goal 29' Ljungberg

Final[edit]

March 21, 1998
Norway  4–1  Denmark
Goal 44' Haugenes
Goal 64' Lehn
Goal 82' Ørmen
Goal 84' Medalen
Goal 87' (pen.)

Awards[edit]

 1998 Algarve Cup 

Norway
Fourth title
Best player
Norway Marianne Pettersen

External links[edit]