2003 Algarve Cup
|City||various cities in Algarve|
|Dates||14-20 March 2003|
|Teams||12 (from 3 confederations)|
|Champions||United States (2nd title)|
|Goals scored||56 (2.33 per match)|
(4 goals each)
The USA won the tournament defeating China, 2-0, in the final game.
The twelve teams are divided into three groups that played a round-robin group stage, followed by one position play-off match for every team.
With 12 teams participating, the Algarve Cup format has been as follows: Groups A and B, containing the strongest ranked teams, are the only ones in contention to win the title. The group A and B winners contest the final - to win the Algarve Cup. The runners-up play for third place, and those that finish third in the groups play for fifth place. The teams in Group C played for places 7–12. The winner of Group C played the team that finished fourth in Group A or B (whichever has the better record) for seventh place. The Group C runner-up played the team who finishes last in Group A or B (with the worse record) for ninth place. The third and fourth placed teams in Group C played for the eleventh place.
Points awarded in the group stage followed the standard formula of three points for a win, one point for a draw and zero point for a loss. In the case of two teams being tied in a group, their head-to-head result determined their place in the group.
|Republic of Ireland||3||1||1||1||5||4||+1||4|
|Portugal||3–2||Republic of Ireland|
| 45' Edite Fernandes
43' Ana Rita Gomes
71' Carla Monteiro
|Report|| 31' Michele O'Brien|
28' Claire Scanlan
Eleventh place match
|Republic of Ireland||2–2||Wales|
|77', 83' Claire Scanlan|| 6' Milly Durrant|
88' Michelle Green
Ninth place match
Seventh place match
| 5', 38', 82' Christine Sinclair
26' Andrea Neil
41' Kara Lang
65' Silvana Burtini
80' Carmelina Moscato
|Report||86' Amiel Loseno|
Fifth place match
| 10' Salina Olsson
39', 58' Anne-Maria Eriksson
74' Victoria Svensson
90' Hanna Ljungberg
Third place match
|2003 Algarve Cup|
|11||Republic of Ireland|
|1 own goal|
- "Algarve Women's Cup". Canada Soccer. 21 March 2003. Retrieved 2 February 2017.