1999 Algarve Cup

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1999 Algarve Cup
Tournament details
Host country Portugal
Teams (from 3 confederations)
Final positions
Champions  China PR
Runners-up  United States
Third place  Denmark
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 40 (2.5 per match)
Top scorer(s) United States Tiffeny Milbrett
1998
2000

The 1999 Algarve Cup was the sixth edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's association football tournament. It took place between 14 and 20 March 1999 in Portugal with China winning the event.

Format[edit]

The host and the seven teams invited are Australia, China, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Portugal, Sweden and the United States.

The eight teams were split into two groups that played a round-robin group stage. On completion of this, the fourth placed teams from each group would playoff to determine seventh and eighth place, the third placed teams from 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 the groups would compete for first and second place.

Points awarded in the group stage are three points for a win, one point for a draw and none for a loss.

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 United States 7 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5
 Norway 6 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1
 Sweden 2 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1
 Finland 1 3 0 1 2 0 5 −5

March 14, 1999
Norway  1–0  Finland
Goal Marianne Pettersen




March 18, 1999
Sweden  0–0  Finland

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 China PR 9 3 3 0 0 8 0 +8
 Denmark 4 3 1 1 1 6 3 +3
 Australia 2 3 0 2 1 1 3 −2
 Portugal 1 3 0 1 2 0 9 −9
March 14, 1999
Denmark  1–1  Australia
Goal Louise Hansen Goal Julie Murray

March 14, 1999
China PR  4–0  Portugal
Goal 2'Goal 12' Sun Wen
Goal 20' Liu Ying
Goal 34' Pu Wei
Report

March 16, 1999
China PR  2–0  Denmark
Goal Pu Wei
Goal

March 16, 1999
Portugal  0–0  Australia
Report

March 18, 1999
Denmark  5–0  Portugal
Goal 38' (own goal)
Goal 44' Merete Pedersen
Goal 45' Janne Rasmunssen
Goal 66' Jeanee Axelsen
Goal 77' Mette Jokumsen
Report

March 18, 1999
Australia  0–2  China PR
Goal Sun Wen
Goal Liu Ying

Seventh place[edit]

March 20, 1999
Portugal  2–1  Finland
Goal 9' Carla Couto
Goal 36' Adilia Martins
Report Goal 70' Julia Uusmalmi

Portugal finished bottom of their group for the sixth year in a row but won the seventh place playoff with a 2–1 win against Finland.

Fifth place[edit]

March 20, 1999
Australia  1–1
(7–6)
(PSO)
 Sweden
Goal Julie Murray Goal Malin Gustafsson

Third place[edit]

March 20, 1999
Norway  2–2
(4–1)
(PSO)
 Denmark
GoalGoal Cecilie Bendiksen Goal Jeanee Axelsen
Goal Mette Jokumsen

Final[edit]

March 20, 1999
China PR  2–1  United States
Goal 16' Pu Wei
Goal 65' Jin Yan
Report Goal 45' Tiffeny Milbrett

Final standings[edit]

Rank Team
1st  China PR
2nd  United States
3rd  Norway
4  Denmark
5  Australia
6  Sweden
7  Portugal
8  Finland

Goal scorers[edit]

Goals
Goal
Player
4
United States Tiffeny Milbrett
3
China Jin Yan
2
Australia Julie Murray
China Pu Wei
China Sun Wen
China Liu Ying
Denmark Jeanee Axelsen
Denmark Mette Jokumsen
Norway Cecilie Bendiksen
1
15 athletes
1 own goal

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