2001 Algarve Cup

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2001 Algarve Cup
Tournament details
Host country Portugal
Dates 1117 March 2001
Teams 8 (from 3 confederations)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (1st title)
Runners-upFlag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Third placeFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Tournament statistics
Matches played 16
Goals scored 63 (3.94 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of Sweden.svg Hanna Ljungberg
(6 goals)
2000
2002

The 2001 Algarve Cup was the eighth edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's association football tournament. It took place between 11 and 17 March 2001 in Portugal with Sweden winning the event defeating Denmark, 3-0, in the final game. [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.

Contents

Format

The eight participating teams are same as previous year: Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Portugal, Sweden and the United States.

Canada womens national soccer team womens national association football team representing Canada

The Canada women's national soccer team is overseen by the Canadian Soccer Association and competes in the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF).

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 Sweden.svg  Sweden 93300113+8
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 6320176+1
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 33102253
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 03003286
Canada  Flag of Canada.svg30Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Soccerball shade.svg 31'Soccerball shade.svg 90' Charmaine Hooper
Soccerball shade.svg 37' Christine Sinclair
Report
Report

Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg41Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Soccerball shade.svg 24' Malin Moström
Soccerball shade.svg 40' Hanna Ljungberg
Soccerball shade.svg 48' Victoria Svensson
Soccerball shade.svg 77' Elin Flyborg
Report Soccerball shade.svg 2' Maria João Xavier

United States  Flag of the United States.svg20Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Soccerball shade.svg 65' Christie Welsh
Soccerball shade.svg 87' Stephanie Rigamat
Report
Report

Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg52Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
Soccerball shade.svg 11'Soccerball shade.svg 15'Soccerball shade.svg 45' Hanna Ljungberg
Soccerball shade.svg 13' (own goal)
Soccerball shade.svg 78' Elin Flyborg
Report Soccerball shade.svg 35'Soccerball shade.svg 75' Christine Sinclair

Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg20Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Soccerball shade.svg 38' Tina Nordlund
Soccerball shade.svg 73' Hanna Ljungberg
Report

Canada  Flag of Canada.svg21Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Soccerball shade.svg 8' (own goal)
Soccerball shade.svg 89' Breana Boyd
Report
Report
Soccerball shade.svg 45' Edite Fernandes

Group B

TeamPtsPldWDLGFGAGD
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 6320182+6
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 6320162+4
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 6320163+3
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 0300311413
Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg21Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Soccerball shade.svg 55' Kjældgaard
Soccerball shade.svg 84' Gitte Krogh
Soccerball shade.svg 7' Pu Wei

Norway  Flag of Norway.svg51Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Soccerball shade.svg 16'Soccerball shade.svg 20' Dagny Mellgren
Soccerball shade.svg 56'Soccerball shade.svg 67' Linda Ørmen
Soccerball shade.svg 22' Margunn Haugenes
Soccerball shade.svg 58' Heidi Kackur

Norway  Flag of Norway.svg02Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Soccerball shade.svg 50' Zhao Lihong
Soccerball shade.svg 61' Bai Lili

Finland  Flag of Finland.svg06Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Soccerball shade.svg 22' Kjældgaard
Soccerball shade.svg 35'Soccerball shade.svg 60' Gitte Krogh
Soccerball shade.svg 42' Merete Pedersen
Soccerball shade.svg 70' Mette Jokumsen
Soccerball shade.svg 87' Cathrine Sørensen

Norway  Flag of Norway.svg10Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Soccerball shade.svg 59' Ragnhild Gulbrandsen

China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg30Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Soccerball shade.svg 27' Liu Ying
Soccerball shade.svg 36' Pan Lina
Soccerball shade.svg 45' Li Jie

Seventh place

Finland  Flag of Finland.svg31Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Soccerball shade.svg 36' Jessica Julin
Soccerball shade.svg 44' Terhi Uusi-Luomalahti
Soccerball shade.svg 78' Hanna Ekstrom
Report Soccerball shade.svg 16' Susana Maria Silva Martins

Fifth place

Norway  Flag of Norway.svg43Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Soccerball shade.svg 21'Soccerball shade.svg 73'Soccerball shade.svg 86' Ragnhild Gulbrandsen
Soccerball shade.svg 88' Anne Tønnessen
Report Soccerball shade.svg 24' Ally Marquand
Soccerball shade.svg 46' Laura Schott
Soccerball shade.svg 56' Cat Reddick

Third place

China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg51Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
Soccerball shade.svg 42'Soccerball shade.svg 65' Bai Lili
Soccerball shade.svg 67'Soccerball shade.svg 87' Zhao Lihong
Soccerball shade.svg 92' Pu Wei
Report Soccerball shade.svg 21' Christine Sinclair

Final

Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg30Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Soccerball shade.svg 5' Linda Fagerström
Soccerball shade.svg 37' Hanna Ljungberg
Soccerball shade.svg 74' Malin Moström

Final standings

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

Champion

 2001 Algarve Cup 
Flag of Sweden.svg
Sweden
Second title

Goal scorers

Goals
Soccerball shade.svg
Player
6
Flag of Sweden.svg Hanna Ljungberg
4
Flag of Canada.svg Christine Sinclair
Flag of Norway.svg Ragnhild Gulbrandsen`
3
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Bai Lili
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Zhao Lihong
Flag of Denmark.svg Gitte Krogh
2
Flag of Canada.svg Charmaine Hooper
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Pu Wei
Flag of Denmark.svg Nadia Kjældgaard
Flag of Norway.svg Dagny Mellgren
Flag of Norway.svg Linda Ørmen
Flag of Sweden.svg Elin Flyborg
Flag of Sweden.svg Malin Moström
1
24 athletes
2 own goals

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