2002 Algarve Cup

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2002 Algarve Cup
Tournament details
Host countryFlag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
City various cities in Algarve
Dates 1–7 March 2002
Teams 12 (from 3 confederations)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR (2nd title)
Runners-upFlag of Norway.svg  Norway
Third placeFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Fourth placeFlag of Germany.svg  Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played 24
Goals scored 88 (3.67 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of the United States.svg Shannon MacMillan
(seven goals)
2001
2003

The 2002 Algarve Cup is the ninth edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's football tournament hosted annually by Portugal. It was held from first to seventh of March 2002. This is the edition when the tournament was expanded to twelve teams; all prior editions had eight teams participation. The tournament was won by China, defeating Norway 2-0 in the final-game. Sweden ended up third defeating Germany, 2-1, in the third prize 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.

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Format

The twelve invited teams are split into three groups that played a round-robin tournament.

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.

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 points for a loss. In the case of two teams being tied on the same amount of points in a group, their head-to-head result determined the higher place.

Participating teams

Group stage

Group A

TeamPld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 330093+69
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 320174+36
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 31022423
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 30031870
Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg0–3Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Soccerball shade.svg 34' Ariane Hingst
Soccerball shade.svg 51' Petra Wimbersky
Soccerball shade.svg 57' Müller
China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg4–1Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Soccerball shade.svg 35', 70' Ren Liping
Soccerball shade.svg 40' Bai Jie
Soccerball shade.svg 56' Pu Wei
Soccerball shade.svg 76' Minna Mustonen
Finland  Flag of Finland.svg0–2Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Soccerball shade.svg 62' Christina Bonde
Soccerball shade.svg 74' Lene Jensen
Germany  Flag of Germany.svg2–4Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Soccerball shade.svg 17' Kerstin Stegemann
Soccerball shade.svg 50' Renate Lingor
Soccerball shade.svg 30', 62' Pu Wei
Soccerball shade.svg 31', 79' Bai Jie
Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg0–1Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Soccerball shade.svg 80' Pu Wei
Finland  Flag of Finland.svg0–2Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Soccerball shade.svg 48' Petra Wimbersky
Soccerball shade.svg 58' Bettina Wiegmann

Group B

TeamPld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 321096+37
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 3120107+35
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 311154+14
Flag of England.svg  England 300341170
Norway  Flag of Norway.svg3–1Flag of England.svg  England
Soccerball shade.svg 8' Dagny Mellgren
Soccerball shade.svg 33' Anne Tønnessen
Soccerball shade.svg 79' Hege Riise
Soccerball shade.svg 18' Angela Banks
England  Flag of England.svg3–6Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Soccerball shade.svg 47', 53' Karen Walker
Soccerball shade.svg 88' Amanda Barr
Soccerball shade.svg 7', 41' Therese Sjögran
Soccerball shade.svg 8' Elin Flyborg
Soccerball shade.svg 69' Hanna Ljungberg
Soccerball shade.svg 79', 89' Björn
Norway  Flag of Norway.svg3–2Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Soccerball shade.svg 23' Hege Riise
Soccerball shade.svg 29' Dagny Mellgren
Soccerball shade.svg 84' Solveig Gulbrandsen
Report Soccerball shade.svg 14', 59' Shannon MacMillan

Group C

TeamPld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 3300141+139
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 32013416
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 31021543
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 300321080
Canada  Flag of Canada.svg3–0Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
Soccerball shade.svg 19', 25', 30' Andrea Neil Report
Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg0–1Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Report Soccerball shade.svg 7' Ayshea Martyn
Canada  Flag of Canada.svg4–0Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Soccerball shade.svg 24', 69' Christine Sinclair
Soccerball shade.svg 63', 90' Kara Lang
Report
Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg1–2Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
Soccerball shade.svg 37' Carla Couto Report Soccerball shade.svg 14', 90' Julie Fleeting
Wales  Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg0–1Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
Soccerball shade.svg 25' Julie Fleeting
Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg1–7Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
Soccerball shade.svg 63' Patricia Sequeira Report
Report
Soccerball shade.svg 3' Amber Allen
Soccerball shade.svg 16' Randee Hermus
Soccerball shade.svg 31', 84' Christine Sinclair
Soccerball shade.svg 48', 62' Kara Lang
Soccerball shade.svg 60' Heather Smith

Placement play-offs

Eleventh place match

Wales  Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg0–4Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Report Soccerball shade.svg 3', 16' Sonia Silva
Soccerball shade.svg 20', 29' Paula Cristina

Ninth place match

England  Flag of England.svg4–1Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
Soccerball shade.svg x' Karen Walker
Soccerball shade.svg 42' Vicky Exley
Soccerball shade.svg x' Fara Williams
Soccerball shade.svg 70' Karen Burke
Soccerball shade.svg 25' Stacey Cook

Seventh place match

Finland  Flag of Finland.svg3–0Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
Soccerball shade.svg 57' Laura Kalmari
Soccerball shade.svg 64' (penalty) Anne Mäkinen
Soccerball shade.svg 88' Minna Mustonen
Report

Fifth place match

United States  Flag of the United States.svg3–2Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Soccerball shade.svg 31', 36', 63' Shannon MacMillan Report Soccerball shade.svg 49' Lene Jensen
Soccerball shade.svg 77' Lene Terp

Third place match

Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg2–1Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Soccerball shade.svg 20' Hanna Ljungberg
Soccerball shade.svg 54' Malin Andersson
Soccerball shade.svg 69' Kerstin Garefrekes

Final

China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg1–0Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Soccerball shade.svg 18' Zhao Lihong
 2002 Algarve Cup 
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg
China PR
Second title

Final standings

RankTeam
Gold medal icon.svgFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Silver medal icon.svgFlag of Norway.svg  Norway
Bronze medal icon.svgFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
4Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
5Flag of the United States.svg  United States
6Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
7Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
8Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
9Flag of England.svg  England
10Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
11Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
12Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales

Goal scorers

Goals
Soccerball shade.svg
Player
7
Flag of the United States.svg Shannon MacMillan
3 Flag of Canada.svg Andrea Neil
Flag of Canada.svg Christine Sinclair
Flag of Canada.svg Kara Lang
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Bai Jie
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Pu Wei
Flag of Norway.svg Dagny Mellgren
Flag of Scotland.svg Julie Fleeting
Flag of Sweden.svg Hanna Ljungberg
2 Flag of Denmark.svg Lene Jensen
Flag of Finland.svg Minna Mustonen
Flag of Germany.svg Petra Wimbersky
Flag of Norway.svg Solveig Gulbrandsen
Flag of Norway.svg Hege Riise
Flag of Portugal.svg Sonia Silva
Flag of Portugal.svg Paula Cristina
Flag of Sweden.svg Victoria Svensson
Flag of the United States.svg Karen Walker
139 athletes
0 own goal

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