2004 Algarve Cup

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]

2004 Algarve Cup
Tournament details
Host country Portugal
Dates14–20 March 2004
Teams12 (from 3 confederations)
Final positions
Champions United States (3rd title)
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


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.


Team FIFA Rankings
(December 2003)
 United States
 China PR
 Portugal (hosts)
 Northern Ireland

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
Denmark 0–1 Sweden
Olsson Goal
United States 5–1 France
Wambach Goal Goal
Hamm Goal
Hucles Goal
Mitts Goal
Report Bompastor Goal
Denmark 0–1 United States
Report Hucles Goal
Sweden 0–3 France
Lattaf Goal
Pichon Goal
Bompastor Goal
Denmark 0–1 France
Pichon Goal
Sweden 3–1 United States
Andersson Goal
Sjöström Goal
Öqvist Goal
Report Reddick Goal

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
Norway 4–1 Finland
Lehn Goal
Riise Goal
Gulbrandsen Goal
Julin Goal
Italy 1–0 China PR
Pasqui Goal
Norway 3–0 Italy
Pedersen Goal
Tønnessen Goal
Riise Goal
Finland 0–4 China PR
Zhang Ouying Goal
Han Duan Goal Goal Goal
Norway 0–0 China PR
Finland 1–2 Italy
Valkonen Goal Panico Goal
Pasqui Goal

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
Greece 1–0 Wales
Papadopoulou Goal
Portugal 2–0 Northern Ireland
Carla Couto Goal
Mónica Ribeiro Goal
Northern Ireland 0–2 Greece
Agapitou Goal
Tefani Goal
Portugal 2–3 Wales
Carla Couto Goal Goal Daley Goal
Foster Goal Goal
Wales 3–1 Northern Ireland
C. Jones Goal
H. Jones Goal
Ludlow Goal
Turner Goal
Portugal 3–0 Greece
Tânia Pinto Goal Goal Goal

Placement play-offs

Eleventh place match

Greece 2–0 Northern Ireland
Agapitou Goal Goal

Ninth place match

Wales 0–4 Finland
Kalmari Goal
Rantanen Goal
Talonen Goal
Mäkinen Goal

Seventh place match

Portugal 0–1 Denmark
A.D.E. Nielsen Goal

Fifth place match

Sweden 1–1 China PR
Svensson Goal Fan Yunjie Goal

Third place match

France 3–3 Italy
Pichon Goal
Coquet Goal
Tonazzi Goal
Panico Goal Goal
Gazzoli Goal


United States 4–1 Norway
Wambach Goal 30' Goal 39' Goal 51'
Tarpley Goal 42'
Report Hege Riise Goal 38'
 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


  1. ^ "US beats Norway to win Algarve Cup". USA Today. 20 March 2004. Retrieved 2 February 2017.

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