2000 Algarve Cup

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2000 Algarve Cup
Tournament details
Host countryPortugal
Dates12–18 March 2000
Teams8 (from 3 confederations)
Final positions
Champions United States (1st title)
Runners-up Norway
Third place China PR
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored50 (3.13 per match)
Top scorer(s)Norway Dagny Mellgren
(4 goals)
1999
2001

The 2000 Algarve Cup was the seventh edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's association football tournament. It took place between 12 and 18 March 2000 in Portugal with United States winning the event defeating Norway, 1-0, in the final-game. China ended up third defeating Sweden, 1-0, in the third prize game.[1]

Format[edit]

The eight participating teams are Canada, 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 9 3 3 0 0 10 1 +9
 Sweden 6 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4
 Denmark 3 3 1 0 2 3 3 0
 Portugal 0 3 0 0 3 1 14 −13

Sweden 1–0 Denmark
Goal Elin Flyborg

United States 2–1 Denmark
Goal 67' Lorrie Fair
Goal 86' Shannon McMillan
Report Goal 10' Gitte Krogh

Sweden 5–1 Portugal
GoalGoal Kristin Bengtsson
GoalGoal Tina Nordlund
Goal Sundh
Report Goal 31' Paula Reis

United States 1–0 Sweden
Goal 65' Mia Hamm Report

Denmark 2–0 Portugal
Goal Merete Pedersen
Goal Gitte Krogh
Report

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Norway 9 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6
 China PR 6 3 2 0 1 8 4 +4
 Canada 3 3 1 0 2 3 7 −4
 Finland 0 3 0 0 3 2 8 −6
China PR 4–0 Canada
Goal 12'Goal 52' Sun Wen
Goal 19' Jin Yan
Goal 35' Zhang Ouying
Report

Norway 2–0 Finland
Goal 38' Marianne Pettersen
Goal 57' Dagny Mellgren
Report

China PR 4–1 Finland
Goal Jin Yan
Goal Zhang Ouying
Goal Zhao Lihong
Goal Liu Ying
Goal Christina Forssell


China PR 0–3 Norway
Report Goal 7'Goal 28'Goal 63' Dagny Mellgren

Finland 1–2 Canada
Goal 24' Satu Kinnas Report Goal 32' Isabelle Harvey
Goal 89' Amy Walsh

Seventh place[edit]

Finland 3–0 Portugal
Goal Heidi Kackur
Goal Christina Forssell
Goal Laura Kalmari
Report

Fifth place[edit]

Canada 3–2 Denmark
Goal 4' Goal 57' Christine Sinclair
Goal 29' Breanna Boyd
Report Goal 10' Merete Pedersen
Goal 58' Lene Jensen

Third place[edit]

China PR 1–0 Sweden
Goal Sun Wen

Final[edit]

United States 1–0 Norway
Goal 9' (penalty) Brandi Chastain Report

Final standings[edit]

Rank Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Norway
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  China PR
4  Sweden
5  Canada
6  Denmark
7  Finland
8  Portugal

Goal scorers[edit]

Goals
Goal
Player
4
Norway Dagny Mellgren
3
Canada Christine Sinclair
China Sun Wen
United States Cindy Parlow
2
China Jin Yan
China Zhang Ouying
Denmark Gitte Krogh
Denmark Merete Pedersen
Finland Christina Forssell
Norway Marianne Pettersen
Sweden Tina Nordlund
Sweden Kristin Bengtsson
United States Shannon MacMillan
1
20 athletes
0 own goal


 2000 Algarve Cup 

United States
First title

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jack Thompson (19 March 2000). "Chastain's Goal Powers US to Tournament Title". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2 February 2017.

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