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2004 Algarve Cup

2004 Algarve Cup
Tournament details
Host country Portugal
CityAlgarve
Dates14–20 March 2004
Teams12 (from 3 confederations)
Final positions
Champions United States (3rd title)
Runners-up Norway
Third place France
Fourth place Italy
Tournament statistics
Matches played24
Goals scored69 (2.88 per match)
Top scorer(s)United States Abby Wambach
(4 goals)
Best player(s)United States Shannon Boxx
Best goalkeeperSweden 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]

Format

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

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)
 United States
2
 Norway
3
 Sweden
4
 China PR
5
 Denmark
8
 France
9
 Italy
10
 Finland
19
 Portugal (hosts)
34
 Wales
56
 Greece
57
 Northern Ireland
77

Group stage

Group A

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 United States 3 2 0 1 7 4 +3 6
 France 3 2 0 1 5 5 0 6
 Sweden 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 6
 Denmark 3 0 0 3 0 3 −3 0


Denmark 0–1 Sweden
Olsson Goal
Ferreiras


United States 5–1 France
Wambach Goal Goal
Hamm Goal
Hucles Goal
Mitts Goal
Report Bompastor Goal
Ferreiras


Denmark 0–1 United States
Report Hucles Goal
Quarteira


Sweden 0–3 France
Lattaf Goal
Pichon Goal
Bompastor Goal
Quarteira


Denmark 0–1 France
Pichon Goal
Silves



Group B

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Norway 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6 7
 Italy 3 2 0 1 3 4 −1 6
 China PR 3 1 1 1 4 1 +3 4
 Finland 3 0 0 3 2 10 −8 0


Norway 4–1 Finland
Lehn Goal
Riise Goal
o.g.
Gulbrandsen Goal
Julin Goal
Guia


Italy 1–0 China PR
Pasqui Goal
Guia


Norway 3–0 Italy
Pedersen Goal
Tønnessen Goal
Riise Goal
Olhão


Finland 0–4 China PR
Zhang Ouying Goal
Han Duan Goal Goal Goal
Olhão


Norway 0–0 China PR
Silves


Finland 1–2 Italy
Valkonen Goal Panico Goal
Pasqui Goal
Lagos


Group C

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Portugal 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 6
 Wales 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6
 Greece 3 2 0 1 3 3 0 6
 Northern Ireland 3 0 0 3 1 7 −6 0


Greece 1–0 Wales
Papadopoulou Goal
Faro


Portugal 2–0 Northern Ireland
Carla Couto Goal
Mónica Ribeiro Goal
Faro


Northern Ireland 0–2 Greece
Agapitou Goal
Tefani Goal
Albufeira


Portugal 2–3 Wales
Carla Couto Goal Goal Daley Goal
Foster Goal Goal
Albufeira


Wales 3–1 Northern Ireland
C. Jones Goal
H. Jones Goal
Ludlow Goal
Turner Goal
Guia


Portugal 3–0 Greece
Tânia Pinto Goal Goal Goal
Faro


Placement play-offs

Eleventh place match

Greece 2–0 Northern Ireland
Agapitou Goal Goal
Montechoro


Ninth place match

Wales 0–4 Finland
Kalmari Goal
Rantanen Goal
Talonen Goal
Mäkinen Goal
Ferreiras


Seventh place match

Portugal 0–1 Denmark
A.D.E. Nielsen Goal
Loulé


Fifth place match

Sweden 1–1 China PR
Svensson Goal Fan Yunjie Goal
Penalties
5–4
Olhão


Third place match

France 3–3 Italy
Pichon Goal
Coquet Goal
Tonazzi Goal
Panico Goal Goal
Gazzoli Goal
Penalties
4–3
Faro


Final

United States 4–1 Norway
Wambach Goal 30' Goal 39' Goal 51'
Tarpley Goal 42'
Report Hege Riise Goal 38'
Faro


 2004 Algarve Cup 

United States
Third title

Final standings

Rank Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Norway
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  France
4  Italy
5  Sweden
6  China PR
7  Denmark
8  Portugal
9  Finland
10  Wales
11  Greece
12  Northern Ireland

References

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

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