2002 Algarve Cup

The 2002 Algarve Cup is the ninth edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's football tournament hosted annually by Portugal. It was held from first to seventh of March 2002. This is the edition when the tournament was expanded to twelve teams; all prior editions had eight teams participation. The tournament was won by China, defeating Norway 2-0 in the final-game. Sweden ended up third defeating Germany, 2-1, in the third prize game.[1]

2002 Algarve Cup
Tournament details
Host countryPortugal
Cityvarious cities in Algarve
Dates1–7 March 2002
Teams12 (from 3 confederations)
Final positions
Champions China PR (2nd title)
Runners-up Norway
Third place Sweden
Fourth place Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played24
Goals scored88 (3.67 per match)
Top scorer(s)United States Shannon MacMillan
(seven goals)
2001
2003

FormatEdit

The twelve invited teams are split into three groups that played a round-robin tournament.

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 points for a loss. In the case of two teams being tied on the same number of points in a group, their head-to-head result determined the higher place.

Participating teamsEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  China PR 3 3 0 0 9 3 +6 9
  Germany 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6
  Denmark 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
  Finland 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7 0
Denmark  0–3  Germany
  34' Ariane Hingst
  51' Petra Wimbersky
  57' Müller
China PR  4–1  Finland
  35'70' Ren Liping
  40' Bai Jie
  56' Pu Wei
  76' Minna Mustonen
Finland  0–2  Denmark
  62' Christina Bonde
  74' Lene Jensen
Germany  2–4  China PR
  17' Kerstin Stegemann
  50' Renate Lingor
  30'62' Pu Wei
  31'79' Bai Jie
Denmark  0–1  China PR
  80' Pu Wei
Finland  0–2  Germany
  48' Petra Wimbersky
  58' Bettina Wiegmann

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Norway 3 2 1 0 9 6 +3 7
  Sweden 3 1 2 0 10 7 +3 5
  United States 3 1 1 1 5 4 +1 4
  England 3 0 0 3 4 11 −7 0
Sweden  1–1  United States
  62' Victoria Svensson Report
SvFF Report (in Swedish)
  31' Shannon MacMillan
Norway  3–1  England
  8' Dagny Mellgren
  33' Anne Tønnessen
  79' Hege Riise
  18' Angela Banks
Sweden  3–3  Norway
  14' Victoria Svensson
  35' Kristin Bengtsson
  59' Hanna Ljungberg
SvFF Report (in Swedish)   3' Dagny Mellgren
  52' Anita Rapp
  75' Solveig Gulbrandsen
United States  2–0  England
  58' Shannon MacMillan
  75' Kelly Wilson
Report
England  3–6  Sweden
  47'53' Karen Walker
  88' Amanda Barr
SvFF Report (in Swedish)   7'41' Therese Sjögran
  8' Elin Flyborg
  69' Hanna Ljungberg
  79'89' Björn
Norway  3–2  United States
  23' Hege Riise
  29' Dagny Mellgren
  84' Solveig Gulbrandsen
Report   14'59' Shannon MacMillan

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Canada 3 3 0 0 14 1 +13 9
  Scotland 3 2 0 1 3 4 −1 6
  Wales 3 1 0 2 1 5 −4 3
  Portugal 3 0 0 3 2 10 −8 0
Canada  3–0  Scotland
  19'25'30' Andrea Neil Report
Portugal  0–1  Wales
Report   7' Ayshea Martyn
Canada  4–0  Wales
  24'69' Christine Sinclair
  63'90' Kara Lang
Report
Portugal  1–2  Scotland
  37' Carla Couto Report   14'90' Julie Fleeting
Wales  0–1  Scotland
  25' Julie Fleeting
Portugal  1–7  Canada
  63' Patricia Sequeira Report
Report
  3' Amber Allen
  16' Randee Hermus
  31'84' Christine Sinclair
  48'62' Kara Lang
  60' Heather Smith

Placement play-offsEdit

Eleventh place matchEdit

Wales  0–4  Portugal
Report   3'16' Sonia Silva
  20'29' Paula Cristina

Ninth place matchEdit

England  4–1  Scotland
  x' Karen Walker
  42'Vicky Exley
  x'Fara Williams
  70' Karen Burke
  25' Stacey Cook

Seventh place matchEdit

Finland  3–0  Canada
  57' Laura Kalmari
  64' (penalty) Anne Mäkinen
  88' Minna Mustonen
Report

Fifth place matchEdit

United States  3–2  Denmark
  31'36'63' Shannon MacMillan Report   49' Lene Jensen
  77' Lene Terp

Third place matchEdit

Sweden  2–1  Germany
  20' Hanna Ljungberg
  54' Malin Andersson
SvFF Report (in Swedish)   69' Kerstin Garefrekes

FinalEdit

China PR  1–0  Norway
  18' Zhao Lihong


 2002 Algarve Cup 
 
China PR
Second title

Final standingsEdit

Rank Team
    China PR
    Norway
    Sweden
4   Germany
5   United States
6   Denmark
7   Finland
8   Canada
9   England
10   Scotland
11   Portugal
12   Wales

Goal scorersEdit

Goals
 
Player
7
  Shannon MacMillan
3   Andrea Neil
  Christine Sinclair
  Kara Lang
  Bai Jie
  Pu Wei
  Dagny Mellgren
  Julie Fleeting
  Hanna Ljungberg
2   Lene Jensen
  Minna Mustonen
  Petra Wimbersky
  Solveig Gulbrandsen
  Hege Riise
  Sonia Silva
  Paula Cristina
  Victoria Svensson
  Karen Walker
1 39 athletes
0 own goal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "US takes the fifth in Portugal". Deseretnews. 8 March 2002. Retrieved 2 February 2017.

External linksEdit