1999 Algarve Cup

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1999 Algarve Cup
Tournament details
Host country Portugal
Teams 8 (from 3 confederations)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR (1st title)
Runners-upFlag of the United States.svg  United States
Third placeFlag of Norway.svg  Norway
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 40 (2.5 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of the United States.svg 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 defeating the USA, 2-1, in the final game. The Chinese triumph also became China's first victory against the USA since 1993. [1]

The Algarve Cup, nicknamed the Mini FIFA Women's World Cup, is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's association football hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious and longest-running women's international football events.

Womens association football association football when played by women

Women's association football, also commonly known as women's football or women's soccer is the most prominent team sport played by women around the globe. It is played at the professional level in numerous countries throughout the world and 176 national teams participate internationally.

Portugal Republic in Southwestern Europe

Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost sovereign state of mainland Europe. It is bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own regional governments.

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Format

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

Australia womens national soccer team womens national association football team representing Australia

The Australian women's national soccer team is overseen by the governing body for soccer in Australia, Football Federation Australia (FFA), which is currently a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the regional ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) since leaving the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) in 2006. The team's official nickname is the Matildas, having been known as the Female Socceroos before 1995.

China womens national football team womens national association football team representing the Peoples Republic of China

The Chinese women's national football team, recognized as China PR by FIFA, is governed by the Chinese Football Association. The team is colloquially referred to as "Zhōngguó Nǚzú".

Denmark womens national football team womens national association football team representing Denmark

The Denmark women's national football team represents Denmark in international women's football. The team is controlled by the Danish Football Association (DBU).

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.

A round-robin tournament is a competition in which each contestant meets all other contestants in turn. A round-robin contrasts with an elimination tournament, in which participants are eliminated after a certain number of losses.

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

Group A

TeamPtsPldWDLGFGAGD
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 7321072+5
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 6320143+1
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 23021231
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 13012055
United States  Flag of the United States.svg11Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Soccerball shade.svg Tiffeny Milbrett Report Soccerball shade.svg Linda Fagerström

Norway  Flag of Norway.svg10Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Soccerball shade.svg Marianne Pettersen

Norway  Flag of Norway.svg21Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Soccerball shade.svg Linda Medalen
Soccerball shade.svg Anita Rapp
Soccerball shade.svg Malin Andersson

United States  Flag of the United States.svg40Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Soccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svg Tiffeny Milbrett
Soccerball shade.svg Brandi Chastain
Soccerball shade.svg Cindy Parlow
Report

United States  Flag of the United States.svg21Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Soccerball shade.svg Julie Foudy
Soccerball shade.svg Kristine Lilly
Report Soccerball shade.svg Ann Kristin Aarønes

Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg00Flag of Finland.svg  Finland

Group B

TeamPtsPldWDLGFGAGD
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 9330080+8
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 4311163+3
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 23021132
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 13012099
Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg11Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
Soccerball shade.svg Louise Hansen Soccerball shade.svg Julie Murray

China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg40Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Soccerball shade.svg 2'Soccerball shade.svg 12' Sun Wen
Soccerball shade.svg 20' Liu Ying
Soccerball shade.svg 34' Pu Wei
Report

China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg20Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Soccerball shade.svg Pu Wei
Soccerball shade.svg (own goal)

Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg00Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
Report

Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg50Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Soccerball shade.svg 38' (own goal)
Soccerball shade.svg 44' Merete Pedersen
Soccerball shade.svg 45' Janne Rasmussen
Soccerball shade.svg 66' Jeanne Axelsen
Soccerball shade.svg 77' Mette Jokumsen
Report

Australia  Flag of Australia.svg02Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Soccerball shade.svg Sun Wen
Soccerball shade.svg Liu Ying

Seventh place

Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg21Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Soccerball shade.svg 9' Carla Couto
Soccerball shade.svg 36' Adilia Martins
Report Soccerball shade.svg 70' Julia Uusmalmi

Portugal finished bottom of their group for the sixth year in a row but won the seventh place playoff with a 21 win against Finland.

Fifth place

Australia  Flag of Australia.svg11
(76)
(PSO)
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Soccerball shade.svg Julie Murray Soccerball shade.svg Malin Gustafsson

Third place

Norway  Flag of Norway.svg22
(41)
(PSO)
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Soccerball shade.svg 69' (own goal)
Soccerball shade.svg 82' Cecilie Bendiksen
report (nor.) report (den.) Soccerball shade.svg 65' Janne Rasmussen
Soccerball shade.svg 90' Merete Pedersen

Final

China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg21Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Soccerball shade.svg 16' Pu Wei
Soccerball shade.svg 65' Jin Yan
Report Soccerball shade.svg 45' Tiffeny Milbrett

Final standings

RankTeam
Gold medal icon.svgFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Silver medal icon.svgFlag of the United States.svg  United States
Bronze medal icon.svgFlag of Norway.svg  Norway
4Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
5Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
6Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
7Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
8Flag of Finland.svg  Finland

Goal scorers

Goals
Soccerball shade.svg
Player
4
Flag of the United States.svg Tiffeny Milbrett
3
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Jin Yan
2
Flag of Australia.svg Julie Murray
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Pu Wei
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Sun Wen
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Liu Ying
Flag of Denmark.svg Jeanee Axelsen
Flag of Denmark.svg Mette Jokumsen
Flag of Norway.svg Cecilie Bendiksen
1
15 athletes
1 own goal
 1999 Algarve Cup 
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China PR
First title

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References

  1. "Soccer; Algarve Cup Goes to China". New York Times. 21 March 1999. Retrieved 2 February 2017.