2004 Algarve Cup
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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
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 number 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
Source:[]
Ferreiras
Quarteira
Quarteira
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
Source:[]
Guia
Guia
Olhão
Olhão
Silves
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
Source:[]
Faro
Albufeira
Albufeira
Faro

Placement play-offs

Eleventh place match

Montechoro


Ninth place match

Ferreiras


Seventh place match

Loulé


Fifth place match

Olhão


Third place match

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 2017.

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