1999 Algarve Cup

The 1999 Algarve Cup was the sixth edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's association football tournament. It took place between 14 and 20 March 1999 in Portugal with China winning the event defeating the US, 2-1, in the final game. The Chinese triumph also became China's first victory against the USA since 1993.[1]

1999 Algarve Cup
Tournament details
Host countryPortugal
Teams8 (from 3 confederations)
Final positions
Champions China (1st title)
Runners-up United States
Third place Norway
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored40 (2.5 per match)
Top scorer(s)United States Tiffeny Milbrett
1998
2000

FormatEdit

The host and the seven teams invited are Australia, China, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Portugal, Sweden and the United States.

The eight teams were split into two groups that played a round-robin group stage. On completion of this, the fourth placed teams from each group would playoff to determine seventh and eighth place, the third placed teams from each group would play each other to decide fifth and sixth place, the second placed teams in each group would play to determine third and fourth place and the winners of the groups would compete for first and second place.

Points awarded in the group stage are three points for a win, one point for a draw and none for a loss.

Group AEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  United States 7 3 2 1 0 7 2 +5
  Norway 6 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1
  Sweden 2 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1
  Finland 1 3 0 1 2 0 5 −5
United States  1–1  Sweden
  Tiffeny Milbrett Report
SvFF Report (in Swedish)
  Linda Fagerström

Norway  1–0  Finland
  Marianne Pettersen

Norway  2–1  Sweden
  Linda Medalen
  Anita Rapp
SvFF Report (in Swedish)   Malin Andersson



Sweden  0–0  Finland
SvFF Report (in Swedish)

Group BEdit

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
  China 9 3 3 0 0 8 0 +8
  Denmark 4 3 1 1 1 6 3 +3
  Australia 2 3 0 2 1 1 3 −2
  Portugal 1 3 0 1 2 0 9 −9
Denmark  1–1  Australia
  Louise Hansen   Julie Murray

China  4–0  Portugal
  2'  12' Sun Wen
  20' Liu Ying
  34' Pu Wei
Report

China  2–0  Denmark
  Pu Wei
  (own goal)

Portugal  0–0  Australia
Report

Denmark  5–0  Portugal
  38' (own goal)
  44' Merete Pedersen
  45' Janne Rasmussen
  66' Jeanne Axelsen
  77' Mette Jokumsen
Report

Australia  0–2  China
  Sun Wen
  Liu Ying

Seventh placeEdit

Portugal  2–1  Finland
  9' Carla Couto
  36' Adilia Martins
Report   70' Julia Uusmalmi

Portugal finished bottom of their group for the sixth year in a row but won the seventh place playoff with a 2–1 win against Finland.

Fifth placeEdit

Australia  1–1
(7–6)
(PSO)
  Sweden
  Murray SvFF Report (in Swedish)   Gustafsson

Third placeEdit

Norway  2–2
(4–1)
(PSO)
  Denmark
Selvmal   69' (own goal)
  82' Bendiiksen
report (nor.) report (den.)   65' Rasmussen
  90' Pedersen

FinalEdit

China  2–1  United States
  16' Pu Wei
  65' Yan
Report   45' Tiffeny Milbrett

Final standingsEdit

Rank Team
    China
    United States
    Norway
4   Denmark
5   Australia
6   Sweden
7   Portugal
8   Finland

Goal scorersEdit

Goals
 
Player
4
  Tiffeny Milbrett
3
  Jin Yan
2
  Julie Murray
  Pu Wei
  Sun Wen
  Liu Ying
  Jeanee Axelsen
  Mette Jokumsen
  Cecilie Bendiksen
1
15 athletes
1 own goal


 1999 Algarve Cup 
 
China
First title

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Soccer; Algarve Cup Goes to China". New York Times. 21 March 1999. Retrieved 2 February 2017.

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