2003 Algarve Cup

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2003 Algarve Cup
Tournament details
Host countryFlag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
City various cities in Algarve
Dates 14-20 March 2003
Teams 12 (from 3 confederations)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of the United States.svg  United States (2nd title)
Runners-upFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Third placeFlag of Norway.svg  Norway
Fourth placeFlag of France.svg  France
Tournament statistics
Matches played 24
Goals scored 56 (2.33 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of Sweden.svg Hanna Ljungberg
(4 goals each)
2002
2004

The 2003 Algarve Cup is the tenth edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's football tournament hosted annually by Portugal. It was held from fourteenth to twentieth day of March 2003.

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

The USA won the tournament defeating China, 2-0, in the final game. [1]

Format

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.

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 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.

Participating teams

Group stage

Group A

TeamPld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 312032+15
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 31112204
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 30303303
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 30212312
United States  Flag of the United States.svg1–1Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
Soccerball shade.svg 85' Aly Wagner Report
Report
Soccerball shade.svg 7' Andrea Neil
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg1–1Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Soccerball shade.svg 58' Hanna Ljungberg Soccerball shade.svg 40' Dagny Mellgren
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg1–1Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
Soccerball shade.svg 85' Hanna Ljungberg Report Soccerball shade.svg 80' Sharolta Nonen
Norway  Flag of Norway.svg0–1Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Report Soccerball shade.svg 4' Shannon MacMillan
Norway  Flag of Norway.svg1–0Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
Soccerball shade.svg 39' Dagny Mellgren Report

Group B

TeamPld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 321051+47
Flag of France.svg  France 320143+16
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 30210112
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 30121541
Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg0–3Flag of France.svg  France
Soccerball shade.svg 14', 53' Marinette Pichon
Soccerball shade.svg 85' Élodie Woock
China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg0–0Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg0–0Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg3–0Flag of France.svg  France
Soccerball shade.svg 15', 66' Sun Wen
Soccerball shade.svg 56' Bai Jie
France  Flag of France.svg1–0Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Soccerball shade.svg 55' Hoda Lattaf
China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg2–1Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Soccerball shade.svg 32' Han Duan
Soccerball shade.svg 90' Sun Wen
Soccerball shade.svg 66' Mette Jokumsen

Group C

TeamPld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 312031+25
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 312054+15
Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland 311154+14
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 30122641
Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg1–1Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Soccerball shade.svg 11' Inês Silva Report Soccerball shade.svg 47' Cheryl Foster
Republic of Ireland  Flag of Ireland.svg0–0Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg1–1Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
Soccerball shade.svg 88' Carla Couto Report Soccerball shade.svg 37' Regina Holan
Republic of Ireland  Flag of Ireland.svg3–1Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Soccerball shade.svg 17', 81' Olivia O'Toole
Soccerball shade.svg 44' Ciara Grant
Soccerball shade.svg 20' Ayshea Martyn
Greece  Flag of Greece.svg2–0Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Soccerball shade.svg 7' Ana Stavroula
Soccerball shade.svg 80' Regina Holan
Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg3–2Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland
Soccerball shade.svg 45' Edite Fernandes
Soccerball shade.svg 43' Ana Rita Gomes
Soccerball shade.svg 71' Carla Monteiro
Report Soccerball shade.svg 31' Michele O'Brien
Soccerball shade.svg 28' Claire Scanlan

Placement play-offs

Eleventh place match

Republic of Ireland  Flag of Ireland.svg2–2Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Soccerball shade.svg 77', 83' Claire Scanlan Soccerball shade.svg 6' Milly Durrant
Soccerball shade.svg 88' Michelle Green
Penalties
4–2

Ninth place match

Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg1–0Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Soccerball shade.svg 84' (own goal – Sandra Loureiro) Report

Seventh place match

Canada  Flag of Canada.svg7–1Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
Soccerball shade.svg 5', 38', 82' Christine Sinclair
Soccerball shade.svg 26' Andrea Neil
Soccerball shade.svg 41' Kara Lang
Soccerball shade.svg 65' Silvana Burtini
Soccerball shade.svg 80' Carmelina Moscato
Report Soccerball shade.svg 86' Amiel Loseno

Fifth place match

Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg5–0Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Soccerball shade.svg 10' Salina Olsson
Soccerball shade.svg 39', 58' Anne-Maria Eriksson
Soccerball shade.svg 74' Victoria Svensson
Soccerball shade.svg 90' Hanna Ljungberg

Third place match

Norway  Flag of Norway.svg1–0Flag of France.svg  France
Soccerball shade.svg 11' Dagny Mellgren

Final

United States  Flag of the United States.svg2–0Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Soccerball shade.svg 52' Shannon MacMillan
Soccerball shade.svg 56' Mia Hamm
Report
 2003 Algarve Cup 
Flag of the United States.svg
United States
Second title

Final standings

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

Goal scorers

Goals
Soccerball shade.svg
Player
4 Flag of Sweden.svg Hanna Ljungberg
3 Flag of Canada.svg Christine Sinclair
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Sun Wen
Flag of Ireland.svg Claire Scanlan
Flag of Norway.svg Dagny Mellgren
2 Flag of Canada.svg Andrea Neil
Flag of Greece.svg Regina Holan
Flag of France.svg Marinette Pichon
Flag of Ireland.svg Olivia O'Toole
Flag of Sweden.svg Anne-Maria Eriksson
Flag of the United States.svg Aly Wagner
Flag of the United States.svg Shannon MacMillan
1
25 athletes Flag of Canada.svg Carmelina Moscato
Flag of Canada.svg Kara Lang Flag of Canada.svg Sharolta Nonen Flag of Canada.svg Silvana Burtini Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Bai Jie
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Han Duan Flag of Denmark.svg Mette Jokumsen Flag of France.svg Élodie Woock Flag of France.svg Hoda Lattaf
Flag of Greece.svg Ana Stavroula Flag of Greece.svg Amiel Loseno Flag of Ireland.svg Ciara Grant Flag of Ireland.svg Michele O'Brien
Flag of Portugal.svg Ana Rita Gomes Flag of Portugal.svg Edite Fernandes Flag of Portugal.svg Inês Silva Flag of Portugal.svg Carla Couto
Flag of Portugal.svg Carla Monteiro Flag of Sweden.svg Salina Olsson Flag of Sweden.svg Victoria Svensson Flag of the United States.svg Mia Hamm
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Ayshea Martyn Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Cheryl Foster Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Michelle Green Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Milly Durrant
1 own goal

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