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.
|1999 Algarve Cup|
|Teams||8 (from 3 confederations)|
|Champions||China PR (1st title)|
|Goals scored||40 (2.5 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Tiffeny Milbrett|
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.
|Tiffeny Milbrett||Report||Linda Fagerström|
| Linda Medalen
| Tiffeny Milbrett
| Julie Foudy
|Report||Ann Kristin Aarønes|
|Louise Hansen||Julie Murray|
| 2' 12' Sun Wen
20' Liu Ying
34' Pu Wei
| Pu Wei
| 38' (own goal)
44' Merete Pedersen
45' Janne Rasmussen
66' Jeanne Axelsen
77' Mette Jokumsen
| Sun Wen
| 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.
|Julie Murray||Malin Gustafsson|
| 69' (own goal)
82' Cecilie Bendiksen
|report (nor.) report (den.)|| 65' Janne Rasmussen
90' Merete Pedersen
|China PR||2–1||United States|
| 16' Pu Wei
65' Jin Yan
|Report||45' Tiffeny Milbrett|
|1 own goal|
|1999 Algarve Cup|
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