The USA won the tournament defeating China, 2-0, in the final game.
|2003 Algarve Cup|
|City||various cities in Algarve|
|Dates||14-20 March 2003|
|Teams||12 (from 3 confederations)|
|Champions||United States (2nd title)|
|Goals scored||56 (2.33 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Hanna Ljungberg|
(4 goals each)
The twelve teams are divided into three groups that played a round-robin group stage, followed by one position play-off match for every team.
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 point for a loss. In the case of two teams being tied in a group, their head-to-head result determined their place in the group.
|85' Aly Wagner||Report
|7' Andrea Neil|
|58' Hanna Ljungberg||40' Dagny Mellgren|
|85' Hanna Ljungberg||Report||80' Sharolta Nonen|
|Report||4' Shannon MacMillan|
|39' Dagny Mellgren||Report|
|18' Aly Wagner||Report||78' Hanna Ljungberg|
| 14', 53' Marinette Pichon
85' Élodie Woock
| 15', 66' Sun Wen
56' Bai Jie
|55' Hoda Lattaf|
| 32' Han Duan
90' Sun Wen
|66' Mette Jokumsen|
|Republic of Ireland||3||1||1||1||5||4||+1||4|
|11' Inês Silva||Report||47' Cheryl Foster|
|Republic of Ireland||0–0||Greece|
|88' Carla Couto||Report||37' Regina Holan|
|Republic of Ireland||3–1||Wales|
| 17', 81' Olivia O'Toole
44' Ciara Grant
|20' Ayshea Martyn|
| 7' Ana Stavroula
80' Regina Holan
|Portugal||3–2||Republic of Ireland|
| 45' Edite Fernandes
43' Ana Rita Gomes
71' Carla Monteiro
|Report|| 31' Michele O'Brien
28' Claire Scanlan
|Republic of Ireland||2–2||Wales|
|77', 83' Claire Scanlan|| 6' Milly Durrant
88' Michelle Green
|84' (own goal – Sandra Loureiro)||Report|
| 5', 38', 82' Christine Sinclair
26' Andrea Neil
41' Kara Lang
65' Silvana Burtini
80' Carmelina Moscato
|Report||86' Amiel Loseno|
| 10' Salina Olsson
39', 58' Anne-Maria Eriksson
74' Victoria Svensson
90' Hanna Ljungberg
|11' Dagny Mellgren|
|United States||2–0||China PR|
| 52' Shannon MacMillan
56' Mia Hamm
|2003 Algarve Cup|
|11||Republic of Ireland|
|1 own goal|
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Ane Stangeland Horpestad (née Stangeland; born 2 June 1980) is a Norwegian former footballer who captained the Norway women's national football team. A cultured central defender, she represented Klepp and Kolbotn of the top Norwegian league, the Toppserien. She is from the seaside village of Orre in South-West Norway and lives in the town of Sandnes near Stavanger. Before joining Klepp at the age of 16 she played football only on boys' teams.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.Erin McLeod
Erin Katrina McLeod (born February 26, 1983) is a Canadian soccer player, Olympic bronze medalist and visual artist. A veteran goalkeeper for the Canada women's national soccer team, she also plays for SC Sand. She first appeared for the Canada women's national soccer team at the 2002 Algarve Cup and has since made 116 appearances for the team. In 2012, as part of the Canadian Soccer Association's Centennial Celebration, she was honoured on the All-Time Canada XI women's team.McLeod has represented Canada in three FIFA Women's World Cups: 2007 in China, 2011 in Germany and 2015 in Canada. She has played in two Olympic tournaments: 2008 in Beijing and 2012 in London where she helped Canada win the bronze medal. Before joining FC Rosengård in 2015, she played professional soccer for the Vancouver Whitecaps, Washington Freedom, Dalsjöfors GoIF, Chicago Red Stars, and Houston Dash. She played collegiate soccer for the Southern Methodist University Mustangs as well as the Penn State Nittany Lions where she set several all-time records.
McLeod's most notable and controversial appearance came during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. In the semi-final match against the United States on August 6, the referee ruled that McLeod had broken the six-second handling rule in the 76th minute, when Canada was leading 3–2. A free kick was given to the United States which resulted in a penalty being called on Canadian player Marie-Ève Nault after the ball struck her in the arm. The United States was given a penalty kick, which McLeod did not save. The United States ultimately won the game in overtime, eliminating Canada's chance for the gold medal.McLeod has suffered three ACL injuries to her right knee. The most recent occurred on March 23, 2016 while playing for FC Rosengård that kept her out for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.Hanna Ljungberg
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Ljungberg can be seen in the Sveriges Television documentary television series The Other Sport from 2013.List of international goals scored by Christine Sinclair
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International women's association football
and the Caribbean