2013 Algarve Cup

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2013 Algarve Cup
Tournament details
Host country Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal
City Algarve
Dates6–13 March 2013
Teams12 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)7 (in 7 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag of the United States.svg  United States (9th title)
Runners-upFlag of Germany.svg  Germany
Third placeFlag of Norway.svg  Norway
Fourth placeFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played24
Goals scored57 (2.38 per match)
Top scorer(s) Flag of Sweden.svg Kosovare Asllani
Flag of the United States.svg Alex Morgan
(3 goals)
Best player(s) Flag of the United States.svg Megan Rapinoe

The 2013 Algarve Cup was the twentieth edition of the Algarve Cup, an annual invitational women's football tournament hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). [1]

The Algarve Cup is an 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 and has been nicknamed the "Mini FIFA Women's World Cup".

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Portuguese Football Federation governing body of association football in Portugal

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The following teams were taking part. There were no debutantes, as all teams played in previous editions.

Team FIFA Rankings
(December 2012)
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal (hosts)


The twelve invited teams were divided into three groups, and played in a round-robin tournament format within each group.

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.

Groups A and B contained the strongest ranked teams, and were the only ones in contention to win the title. The group A and B winners contested the final – to win the Algarve Cup. The runners-up played for third place, and those that finish the group third played 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 follow the standard soccer formula of three points for a win, one point for a draw, and no points for a loss. If two teams were tied with the same number of points in a group, their head-to-head result determined the final standings.


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Group stage

All times are local (WET/UTC+0).

Group A

Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 321041+37
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 31112204
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 31023413
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 30210222
Source: [ citation needed ]
Norway  Flag of Norway.svg2–0Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Hansen Soccerball shade.svg 8'
Hegerberg Soccerball shade.svg 16'
Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal
Attendance: 500
Referee: Carol Anne Chenard (Canada)
Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg0–0Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Municipal Stadium, Albufeira
Attendance: 500
Referee: Efthalia Mitsi (Greece)

Germany  Flag of Germany.svg2–1Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Faißt Soccerball shade.svg 7'
Marozsán Soccerball shade.svg 55'
Report Tanaka Soccerball shade.svg 18'
Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal
Attendance: 500
Referee: Margaret Domka (United States)
Norway  Flag of Norway.svg0–0Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal
Attendance: 348
Referee: Katalin Kulcsár (Hungary)

Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg0–2Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Report Kawasumi Soccerball shade.svg 17'
Ōgimi Soccerball shade.svg 41'
Estádio Algarve, Algarve
Attendance: 83
Referee: Quetzalli Alvarado (Mexico)
Germany  Flag of Germany.svg2–0Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Okoyino da Mbabi Soccerball shade.svg 52'
Keßler Soccerball shade.svg 86'
Municipal Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: 500
Referee: Salomé di Iorio (Argentina)

Group B

Flag of the United States.svg  United States 321091+87
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 312083+55
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 31112644
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 300311090
Source: [ citation needed ]
United States  Flag of the United States.svg3–0Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
Buehler Soccerball shade.svg 48'
Boxx Soccerball shade.svg 62'
Wambach Soccerball shade.svg 75'
Municipal Stadium, Albufeira
Attendance: 500
Referee: Fusako Kajiyama (Japan)
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg1–1Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Thunebro Soccerball shade.svg 59' Report Ren Guixin Soccerball shade.svg 32'
Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal
Attendance: 150
Referee: Quetzalli Alvarado (Mexico)

United States  Flag of the United States.svg5–0Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Leroux Soccerball shade.svg 13'
Krieger Soccerball shade.svg 33'
Rapinoe Soccerball shade.svg 46'
Press Soccerball shade.svg 64'
Engen Soccerball shade.svg 83'
Municipal Stadium, Albufeira
Attendance: 500
Referee: Jana Adámková (Czech Republic)
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg6–1Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
Asllani Soccerball shade.svg 10', 47'
Thunebro Soccerball shade.svg 14'
Schelin Soccerball shade.svg 42'
Hammarström Soccerball shade.svg 45'
Moberg Soccerball shade.svg 64'
Report Magnúsdóttir Soccerball shade.svg 86'
Municipal Stadium, Albufeira
Attendance: 200
Referee: Salomé di Iorio (Argentina)

China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg1–0Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
Zeng Ying Soccerball shade.svg 63' Report
Sports Complex Nora, Ferreiras
Referee: Esther Azzopardi (Malta)
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg1–1Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Dahlkvist Soccerball shade.svg 4' Report Morgan Soccerball shade.svg 56'
Municipal Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: 750
Referee: Esther Staubli (Switzerland)

Group C

Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 320141+36
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 311132+14
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 31112314
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 31022533
Source: [ citation needed ]
Mexico  Flag of Mexico.svg1–0Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
Cuéllar Soccerball shade.svg 48' Report
Sports Complex Nora, Ferreiras
Referee: Esther Staubli (Switzerland)
Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg2–0Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Fernandes Soccerball shade.svg 36' (pen.), 74' Report
Municipal Stadium, António
Referee: Teodora Albon (Romania)

Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg0–2Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
Report Vágó Soccerball shade.svg 27', 90+1' (pen.)
Municipal Stadium, António
Referee: Pernilla Larsson (Sweden)
Wales  Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg1–0Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
Fishlock Soccerball shade.svg 11' Report
Municipal Stadium, António
Referee: Liang Qin (China)

Wales  Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg1–1Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
Ward Soccerball shade.svg 5' Report Csiszár Soccerball shade.svg 76'
Municipal Stadium, Quarteira
Referee: Therese Sagno (Guinea)
Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg0–3Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
Report Rangel Soccerball shade.svg 17'
Garza Soccerball shade.svg 42' (pen.)
Cuéllar Soccerball shade.svg 61'

Placement play-offs

Eleventh place match

Wales  Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg1–1Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Fishlock Soccerball shade.svg 77' Report Luís Soccerball shade.svg 90+3'
Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal
Referee: Katalin Kulcsár (Hungary)

Ninth place match

Hungary  Flag of Hungary.svg1–4Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
Pádár Soccerball shade.svg 89' (pen.) Report Gunnarsdóttir Soccerball shade.svg 11'
Hönnudóttir Soccerball shade.svg 54'
Ómarsdóttir Soccerball shade.svg 81'
Jessen Soccerball shade.svg 90+3'
Stadium Bela Vista, Parchal
Referee: Liang Qin (China)

Seventh place match

Mexico  Flag of Mexico.svg0–3Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
Report Hoveson Soccerball shade.svg 45'
Harder Soccerball shade.svg 67'
Bukh Soccerball shade.svg 90+2'
Municipal Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: 56
Referee: Jana Adámková (Czech Republic)

Fifth place match

Japan  Flag of Japan.svg1–0Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR
Ōgimi Soccerball shade.svg 67' Report
Estádio Algarve, Algarve
Referee: Pernilla Larsson (Sweden)

Third place match

Norway  Flag of Norway.svg2–2Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Hegland Soccerball shade.svg 39'
Hegerberg Soccerball shade.svg 90+1'
Report Asllani Soccerball shade.svg 15'
Göransson Soccerball shade.svg 46'
Christensen Soccerball shad check.svg
Bjånesøy Soccerball shade cross.svg
Isaksen Soccerball shad check.svg
Stensland Soccerball shad check.svg
Gulbrandsen Soccerball shad check.svg
Kaurin Soccerball shad check.svg
5–4Soccerball shad check.svg Hammarström
Soccerball shad check.svg Thunebro
Soccerball shad check.svg Holmberg
Soccerball shad check.svg Göransson
Soccerball shade cross.svg Berglund
Soccerball shade cross.svg Moberg
Municipal Stadium, Lagos
Attendance: 200
Referee: Efthalia Mitsi (Greece)


Germany  Flag of Germany.svg0–2Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Report Morgan Soccerball shade.svg 13', 34'
Estádio Algarve, Algarve
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Carol Anne Chenard (Canada)


3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Final standings