2000 Algarve Cup

The 2000 Algarve Cup was the seventh edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's association football tournament. It took place between 12 and 18 March 2000 in Portugal with United States winning the event defeating Norway, 1-0, in the final-game. China ended up third defeating Sweden, 1-0, in the third prize game.[1]

2000 Algarve Cup
Tournament details
Host countryPortugal
Dates12–18 March 2000
Teams8 (from 3 confederations)
Final positions
Champions United States (1st title)
Runners-up Norway
Third place China PR
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored50 (3.13 per match)
Top scorer(s)Norway Dagny Mellgren
(4 goals)


The eight participating teams are Canada, 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 A

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 United States 9 3 3 0 0 10 1 +9
 Sweden 6 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4
 Denmark 3 3 1 0 2 3 3 0
 Portugal 0 3 0 0 3 1 14 −13
United States 7–0 Portugal
Goal 5'Goal 11'Goal 63' Cindy Parlow
Goal 6' Shannon McMillan
Goal 22' Joy Fawcett
Goal 67' Tisha Venturini
Goal 88' Julie Foudy
Sweden 1–0 Denmark
Goal Elin Flyborg
United States 2–1 Denmark
Goal 67' Lorrie Fair
Goal 86' Shannon McMillan
Report Goal 10' Gitte Krogh
Sweden 5–1 Portugal
GoalGoal Kristin Bengtsson
GoalGoal Tina Nordlund
Goal Sundh
Report Goal 31' Paula Reis
United States 1–0 Sweden
Goal 65' Mia Hamm Report
Denmark 2–0 Portugal
Goal Merete Pedersen
Goal Gitte Krogh

Group B

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Norway 9 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6
 China PR 6 3 2 0 1 8 4 +4
 Canada 3 3 1 0 2 3 7 −4
 Finland 0 3 0 0 3 2 8 −6
China PR 4–0 Canada
Goal 12'Goal 52' Sun Wen
Goal 19' Jin Yan
Goal 35' Zhang Ouying
Norway 2–0 Finland
Goal 38' Marianne Pettersen
Goal 57' Dagny Mellgren
China PR 4–1 Finland
Goal Jin Yan
Goal Zhang Ouying
Goal Zhao Lihong
Goal Liu Ying
Goal Christina Forssell
Norway 2–1 Canada
Goal 14' Marianne Pettersen
Goal 45' Linda Ørmen
Report Goal 8' Christine Sinclair
China PR 0–3 Norway
Report Goal 7'Goal 28'Goal 63' Dagny Mellgren
Finland 1–2 Canada
Goal 24' Satu Kinnas Report Goal 32' Isabelle Harvey
Goal 89' Amy Walsh

Seventh place

Finland 3–0 Portugal
Goal Heidi Kackur
Goal Christina Forssell
Goal Laura Kalmari

Fifth place

Canada 3–2 Denmark
Goal 4' Goal 57' Christine Sinclair
Goal 29' Breanna Boyd
Report Goal 10' Merete Pedersen
Goal 58' Lene Jensen

Third place

China PR 1–0 Sweden
Goal Sun Wen


United States 1–0 Norway
Goal 9' (penalty) Brandi Chastain Report

Final standings

Rank Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Norway
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  China PR
4  Sweden
5  Canada
6  Denmark
7  Finland
8  Portugal

Goal scorers

Norway Dagny Mellgren
Canada Christine Sinclair
China Sun Wen
United States Cindy Parlow
China Jin Yan
China Zhang Ouying
Denmark Gitte Krogh
Denmark Merete Pedersen
Finland Christina Forssell
Norway Marianne Pettersen
Sweden Tina Nordlund
Sweden Kristin Bengtsson
United States Shannon MacMillan
20 athletes
0 own goal
 2000 Algarve Cup 

United States
First title


  1. ^ Jack Thompson (19 March 2000). "Chastain's Goal Powers US to Tournament Title". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2 February 2017.

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Briana Scurry

Briana Collette Scurry (born September 7, 1971) is an American retired soccer goalkeeper and current assistant coach of the Washington Spirit. Scurry was the starting goalkeeper for the United States women's national soccer team at the 1995 World Cup (3rd place), 1996 Summer Olympics (gold medal), 1999 World Cup (champions), 2003 World Cup (3rd place), and the 2004 Summer Olympic Games (gold medal). She played in the semi-final and playoff for third place in the 2007 Women's World Cup (3rd place). She was a founding member of the WUSA, playing three seasons as starting goalkeeper for the Atlanta Beat (2001–2003).

Her career total of 173 international appearances is the second most among female soccer goalkeepers. It is also the fifteenth most of any American female player, and the thirty-second most among all women.

Scurry was elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame on August 3, 2017. She was the first woman goalkeeper and first black woman to be awarded the honor.

Canada women's national soccer team

The Canada women's national soccer team (French: Équipe du Canada féminine de soccer) is overseen by the Canadian Soccer Association and competes in the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF).

The team reached international prominence at the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup, losing in the third place match to the United States. Canada qualified for its first Olympic women's soccer tournament in 2008, making it to the quarterfinals. Canada are two-time CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup champions, and two-time Olympic bronze medalists from London 2012 where they defeated France 1–0 in Coventry and from Rio de Janeiro 2016, after defeating hosts Brazil 2–1 in São Paulo.A certain segment of the Canadian women's soccer fans are closely linked to the U-20 team (U-19 prior to 2006), partly due to Canada hosting the inaugural FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship in 2002, a tournament in which the team won silver in front of 47,784 fans at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta. Canada also hosted the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, where they were eliminated in the quarterfinals by England. Canada set the tournament and team record for attendance in the process, with 1,353,506 and 54,027 respectively.

Canada women's national soccer team results

The following is a list of all results of the Canada women's national soccer team.




Scorers list only the Canadian scorers.

China women's national football team results (2000–09)

This article lists the results for the China women's national football team between 2000 and 2009.

Christine Sinclair

Christine Margaret Sinclair, OC (born June 12, 1983) is a Canadian soccer player and captain of the Canadian national team. She plays professionally for the Portland Thorns FC in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and previously played for FC Gold Pride and Western New York Flash in the Women's Professional Soccer (WPS). A CONCACAF champion, two-time Olympic bronze medalist and 14-time winner of the Canada Soccer Player of the Year award, Sinclair is Canada's all-time leading scorer and currently second in all-time international goals scored for males or females with 182, behind Abby Wambach at 184 and also currently the most capped active international women footballer with 286 caps. She is also the second footballer of either gender to score at five World Cup editions, preceded by Marta.Having played over 15 years with the senior national team, Sinclair has played in five FIFA Women's World Cups (USA 2003, China 2007, Germany 2011, Canada 2015, France 2019) and three Olympic Football Tournaments (Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016). She has been shortlisted for FIFA World Player of the Year seven times, in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2016.

Sinclair has won championships with three professional teams: the 2010 WPS Championship with FC Gold Pride, the 2011 WPS Championship with Western New York Flash, and the 2013 and 2017 NWSL Championships with Portland Thorns FC. She won the national collegiate Division I championship twice, in 2002 and 2005, with the University of Portland. In 2012, she won the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's athlete of the year, and the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award as Canada's female athlete of the year.

In September 2013, Sinclair was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame and in June 2017, she was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada by Governor General David Johnston.

List of United States women's national soccer team hat-tricks

The United States women's national soccer team played their first international soccer match on August 18, 1985, losing to Italy 1–0 at the 1985 Mundialito. Since that first match, 25 U.S. international players have scored a hat-trick (three goals or more in a game). The first player to accomplish the feat was Carin Jennings, who had three goals against Japan on June 1, 1988. Eight players have scored five goals in a game: Michelle Akers, Brandi Chastain, Crystal Dunn, Sydney Leroux, Tiffany Milbrett, Alex Morgan, Amy Rodriguez, and Abby Wambach. Four-goal performances have been achieved by seven players; Wambach and Mia Hamm each did so twice. Multiple American players scored three goals or more in the same match on June 2, 2000, against Canada (Milbrett and Cindy Parlow); September 8, 2002, against Scotland (Hamm and Wambach); January 20, 2012, against the Dominican Republic (Rodriguez and Heather O'Reilly; and December 18, 2014, against Argentina (Carli Lloyd and Christen Press).The record for the most international hat-tricks by a U.S. women's national team player is 10, by Hamm; she scored three goals in a match eight times, along with her two four-goal games. Lloyd, Parlow, and Wambach are tied for second with eight hat-tricks. Along with her one four-goal match, Parlow scored three goals on seven occasions. Wambach had three-goal efforts in five games, in addition to her three matches with four or five goals. Lloyd's eighth career hat-trick came at the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship in a 5–0 win over Panama. Akers follows with seven hat-tricks, while Morgan has five. Milbrett and Press each have four hat-tricks.U.S. players have scored hat-tricks in the FIFA Women's World Cup four times. Akers' five-goal performance came in the quarterfinals of the 1991 World Cup against Chinese Taipei, in a 7–0 U.S. victory. She set the record for the most goals scored in a Women's World Cup match. In the semifinals of the 1991 tournament, Carin Jennings posted a hat-trick as the U.S. won 5–2 over Germany. At the 2015 World Cup final against Japan, Lloyd scored three goals inside of the first 16 minutes of an eventual 5–2 U.S. win; her performance was punctuated by her final goal, a right-footed strike from the halfway line. Morgan matched Akers' record at the 2019 World Cup with five goals in the first group stage game for the U.S., a 13–0 rout of Thailand. That was the most recent U.S. women's national team hat-trick.Three players have recorded hat-tricks against the U.S. national team. At the 2001 Algarve Cup, Ragnhild Gulbrandsen of Norway scored three times in her country's 4–3 win over the American side. Eleven years later, Christine Sinclair of Canada became the second player to score a hat-trick against the U.S., as she tallied three goals in the 2012 Olympic semifinals. Despite Sinclair's efforts, the U.S. defeated Canada 4–3 en route to winning the gold medal. In 2014, Marta accounted for all of Brazil's goals in a 3–2 victory against the U.S. at the International Women's Football Tournament of Brasília.

List of international goals scored by Christine Sinclair

Christine Sinclair is a professional soccer player who has played as a striker for the Canada women's national soccer team since 2000. As of June 24, 2019, her 182 goals in 286 matches ranks second in most career international goals scored by a female or male soccer player worldwide—behind only Abby Wambach with 184 goals. She surpassed Mia Hamm for the number two spot in February 2016. The all-time leading goal scorer and most-capped player of the Canadian national team, Sinclair is also the captain of the team.Sinclair made her debut for the senior team at age 16 at the 2000 Algarve Cup where she was the tournament's leading scorer with three goals. She scored seven goals for Canada at the 2002 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup, which tied for the tournament's lead. Her three goals at the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup helped lead Canada to the team's first fourth-place finish (a team best at the time since the inaugural 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup).At the 2012 London Olympics, Sinclair broke the record of most goals scored in Olympic women's soccer and was awarded the Golden Boot after scoring two goals against South Africa, one against Great Britain, and a hat-trick against the United States in the semifinal. Her performance earned her the honour of Canada's flag bearer in the closing ceremony as well as the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Melissa Tancredi

Melissa Palma Julie Tancredi (born December 27, 1981) is a Canadian retired soccer forward who played for the Canada women's national soccer team. She won an Olympic bronze medal as a participating member of Canada's national team at the 2012 Olympics when Canada defeated France 1–0 in the bronze medal match on August 9, 2012. Tancredi's nickname is "Tanc".

Saskia Bartusiak

Saskia Bartusiak (born 9 September 1982) is a German footballer. She plays in a centre back position for 1. FFC Frankfurt.

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