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1999 Algarve Cup

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Host country  Portugal
Runners-up  United States
Matches played  16
Champions  China PR
Third place  Denmark
1999 Algarve Cup
Teams  8 (from 3 confederations)

The 1999 Algarve Cup was the sixth edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's association football tournament. It took place between 14 and 20 March 1999 in Portugal with China winning the event defeating the USA, 2-1, in the final game. The Chinese trimumph also became China's first victoru against the USA since 1993.



The host and the seven teams invited are Australia, 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.

Seventh place

Portugal finished bottom of their group for the sixth year in a row but won the seventh place playoff with a 2–1 win against Finland.


1999 Algarve Cup Wikipedia