|Dates||6–13 March 2013|
|Teams||12 (from 4 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||7 (in 7 host cities)|
|Goals scored||57 (2.38 per match)|
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).
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.
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The following teams were taking part. There were no debutantes, as all teams played in previous editions.
The twelve invited teams were divided into three groups, and played in a round-robin tournament format within each group.
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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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All times are local (WET/UTC+0).
| Norway ||2–0|
| Hansen |
| Denmark ||0–0|
| Germany ||2–1|
| Faißt |
|Report|| Tanaka |
| Norway ||0–0|
| Denmark ||0–2|
|Report|| Kawasumi |
| United States ||3–0|
| Buehler |
| Sweden ||1–1|
| Thunebro ||Report|| Ren Guixin |
| United States ||5–0|
| Leroux |
| Sweden ||6–1|
| Asllani |
|Report|| Magnúsdóttir |
| China PR ||1–0|
| Zeng Ying ||Report|
| Mexico ||1–0|
| Cuéllar ||Report|
| Portugal ||2–0|
| Fernandes ||Report|
| Portugal ||0–2|
|Report|| Vágó |
| Wales ||1–1|
| Ward ||Report|| Csiszár |
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