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 country Portugal
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)


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 teams

Group stage

Group A

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
Goal 34' Ariane Hingst
Goal 51' Petra Wimbersky
Goal 57' Müller
China PR 4–1 Finland
Goal 35'70' Ren Liping
Goal 40' Bai Jie
Goal 56' Pu Wei
Goal 76' Minna Mustonen
Finland 0–2 Denmark
Goal 62' Christina Bonde
Goal 74' Lene Jensen
Germany 2–4 China PR
Goal 17' Kerstin Stegemann
Goal 50' Renate Lingor
Goal 30'62' Pu Wei
Goal 31'79' Bai Jie
Denmark 0–1 China PR
Goal 80' Pu Wei
Finland 0–2 Germany
Goal 48' Petra Wimbersky
Goal 58' Bettina Wiegmann

Group B

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
Goal 62' Victoria Svensson Report Goal 31' Shannon MacMillan
Norway 3–1 England
Goal 8' Dagny Mellgren
Goal 33' Anne Tønnessen
Goal 79' Hege Riise
Goal 18' Angela Banks
Sweden 3–3 Norway
Goal 14' Victoria Svensson
Goal 35' Kristin Bengtsson
Goal 59' Hanna Ljungberg
Goal 3' Dagny Mellgren
Goal 52' Anita Rapp
Goal 75' Solveig Gulbrandsen
United States 2–0 England
Goal 58' Shannon MacMillan
Goal 75' Kelly Wilson
England 3–6 Sweden
Goal 47'53' Karen Walker
Goal 88' Amanda Barr
Goal 7'41' Therese Sjögran
Goal 8' Elin Flyborg
Goal 69' Hanna Ljungberg
Goal 79'89' Björn
Norway 3–2 United States
Goal 23' Hege Riise
Goal 29' Dagny Mellgren
Goal 84' Solveig Gulbrandsen
Report Goal 14'59' Shannon MacMillan

Group C

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
Goal 19'25'30' Andrea Neil Report
Portugal 0–1 Wales
Report Goal 7' Ayshea Martyn
Canada 4–0 Wales
Goal 24'69' Christine Sinclair
Goal 63'90' Kara Lang
Portugal 1–2 Scotland
Goal 37' Carla Couto Report Goal 14'90' Julie Fleeting
Wales 0–1 Scotland
Goal 25' Julie Fleeting
Portugal 1–7 Canada
Goal 63' Patricia Sequeira Report
Goal 3' Amber Allen
Goal 16' Randee Hermus
Goal 31'84' Christine Sinclair
Goal 48'62' Kara Lang
Goal 60' Heather Smith

Placement play-offs

Eleventh place match

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

Ninth place match

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

Seventh place match

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

Fifth place match

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

Third place match

Sweden 2–1 Germany
Goal 20' Hanna Ljungberg
Goal 54' Malin Andersson
Goal 69' Kerstin Garefrekes


China PR 1–0 Norway
Goal 18' Zhao Lihong
 2002 Algarve Cup 

China PR
Second title

Final standings

Rank Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  China PR
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Norway
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Sweden
4  Germany
5  United States
6  Denmark
7  Finland
8  Canada
9  England
10  Scotland
11  Portugal
12  Wales

Goal scorers

United States Shannon MacMillan
3 Canada Andrea Neil
Canada Christine Sinclair
Canada Kara Lang
China Bai Jie
China Pu Wei
Norway Dagny Mellgren
Scotland Julie Fleeting
Sweden Hanna Ljungberg
2 Denmark Lene Jensen
Finland Minna Mustonen
Germany Petra Wimbersky
Norway Solveig Gulbrandsen
Norway Hege Riise
Portugal Sonia Silva
Portugal Paula Cristina
Sweden Victoria Svensson
United States Karen Walker
1 39 athletes
0 own goal


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

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