|2011 Algarve Cup|
|Dates||2–9 March 2011|
|Teams||12 (from 4 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||9 (in 9 host cities)|
|Champions||United States (8th title)|
|Goals scored||62 (2.58 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir (4 goals)|
|Best player(s)||Homare Sawa|
The twelve invited teams were split into three groups that played a round-robin tournament.
Groups A and B, containing the strongest ranked teams, were the only ones in contention to win the title. The group winners from A and B contested the final, with the runners-up playing for third place and those that finished third in these two groups playing for fifth place.
The teams in Group C were playing for places 7–12, with the winner of Group C playing the team that finished fourth in Group A or B with the better record for seventh place and the Group C runner-up playing the team which came last in Group A or B with the worse record for ninth place. The third and fourth-placed teams in Group C played for eleventh place.
Points awarded in the group stage follow 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.
Listed are the confirmed teams.
All times local (WET/UTC+0)
Yamaguchi 70', 86'
Morgan 45', 55'
|Margrét Lára 27', 50'||Ma 21'|
|Pedersen 10'||Landström 8', 60'
|Dóra María 55'|
|Couto 11', 61'
|Dusa 34', 55'|
|Zamora||Fishlock 24', 60'|
|Fernandes 41'||Vătafu 85'|
All times local (WET/UTC+0)
|Romania||1 – 1|
(5 – 6 PSO)
|Lunca 87'||Rocío Soto 68'|
|Sainio 74'||Fernandes 29'
|You Jia 3'
Gu Yasha 54'
|Norway||0 – 0|
(5 – 4 PSO)
|Sjögran 14'||Kamionobe 22'
|Margrét Lára 26'
|2011 Algarve Cup|
Most Valuable Player
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