2004 Algarve Cup

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2004 Algarve Cup
Tournament details
Host countryFlag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
City Algarve
Dates14–20 March 2004
Teams12 (from 3 confederations)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of the United States.svg  United States (3rd title)
Runners-upFlag of Norway.svg  Norway
Third placeFlag of France.svg  France
Fourth placeFlag of Italy.svg  Italy
Tournament statistics
Matches played24
Goals scored69 (2.88 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of the United States.svg Abby Wambach
(4 goals)
Best player(s) Flag of the United States.svg Shannon Boxx
Best goalkeeper Flag of Sweden.svg Sofia Lundgren
2003
2005

The 2004 Algarve Cup was the 11th edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Portugal. It took place 14–20 March 2004. The USA won the tournament defeating Norway, 4-1, 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 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.

Since the expansion to 12 teams in 2002, 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.

Teams

Team FIFA Rankings
(December 2003)
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
3
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
4
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
5
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
8
Flag of France.svg  France
9
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
10
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
19
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal (hosts)
34
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
56
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
57
Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland
77

Group stage

Group A

TeamPld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 320174+36
Flag of France.svg  France 32015506
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 32014406
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 30030330


Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg0–1Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Olsson Soccerball shade.svg
Ferreiras


United States  Flag of the United States.svg5–1Flag of France.svg  France
Wambach Soccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svg
Hamm Soccerball shade.svg
Hucles Soccerball shade.svg
Mitts Soccerball shade.svg
Report Bompastor Soccerball shade.svg
Ferreiras


Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg0–1Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Report Hucles Soccerball shade.svg
Quarteira


Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg0–3Flag of France.svg  France
Lattaf Soccerball shade.svg
Pichon Soccerball shade.svg
Bompastor Soccerball shade.svg
Quarteira


Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg0–1Flag of France.svg  France
Pichon Soccerball shade.svg
Silves



Group B

TeamPld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 321071+67
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 32013416
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 311141+34
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 300321080


Norway  Flag of Norway.svg4–1Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Lehn Soccerball shade.svg
Riise Soccerball shade.svg
o.g.
Gulbrandsen Soccerball shade.svg
Julin Soccerball shade.svg
Guia


Italy  Flag of Italy.svg1–0Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Pasqui Soccerball shade.svg
Guia


Norway  Flag of Norway.svg3–0Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Pedersen Soccerball shade.svg
Tønnessen Soccerball shade.svg
Riise Soccerball shade.svg
Olhão


Finland  Flag of Finland.svg0–4Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Zhang Ouying Soccerball shade.svg
Han Duan Soccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svg
Olhão


Norway  Flag of Norway.svg0–0Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Silves


Finland  Flag of Finland.svg1–2Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Valkonen Soccerball shade.svg Panico Soccerball shade.svg
Pasqui Soccerball shade.svg
Lagos


Group C

TeamPld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 320173+46
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 320164+26
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 32013306
Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland 30031760


Greece  Flag of Greece.svg1–0Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Papadopoulou Soccerball shade.svg
Faro



Northern Ireland  Ulster Banner.svg0–2Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
Agapitou Soccerball shade.svg
Tefani Soccerball shade.svg
Albufeira


Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg2–3Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Carla Couto Soccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svg Daley Soccerball shade.svg
Foster Soccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svg
Albufeira


Wales  Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg3–1Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland
C. Jones Soccerball shade.svg
H. Jones Soccerball shade.svg
Ludlow Soccerball shade.svg
Turner Soccerball shade.svg
Guia


Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg3–0Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
Tânia Pinto Soccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svg
Faro


Placement play-offs

Eleventh place match

Greece  Flag of Greece.svg2–0Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland
Agapitou Soccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svg
Montechoro


Ninth place match

Wales  Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg0–4Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Kalmari Soccerball shade.svg
Rantanen Soccerball shade.svg
Talonen Soccerball shade.svg
Mäkinen Soccerball shade.svg
Ferreiras


Seventh place match

Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg0–1Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
A.D.E. Nielsen Soccerball shade.svg
Loulé


Fifth place match

Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg1–1Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Svensson Soccerball shade.svg Fan Yunjie Soccerball shade.svg
Penalties
5–4
Olhão


Third place match

France  Flag of France.svg3–3Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Pichon Soccerball shade.svg
Coquet Soccerball shade.svg
Tonazzi Soccerball shade.svg
Panico Soccerball shade.svgSoccerball shade.svg
Gazzoli Soccerball shade.svg
Penalties
4–3
Faro


Final

United States  Flag of the United States.svg4–1Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Wambach Soccerball shade.svg 30'Soccerball shade.svg 39'Soccerball shade.svg 51'
Tarpley Soccerball shade.svg 42'
Report Hege Riise Soccerball shade.svg 38'
Faro


 2004 Algarve Cup 
Flag of the United States.svg
United States
Third title

Final standings

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

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References

  1. "US beats Norway to win Algarve Cup". USA Today. 20 March 2004. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
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