| 12–18 March 2000|
| 8 (from 3 confederations)|
The 2000 Algarve Cup was the seventh edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's association football tournament. It took place between 12 and 18 March 2000 in Portugal with United States winning the event defeating Norway, 1-0, in the final-game. China ended up third defeating Sweden, 1-0, in the third prize game.
2000 Algarve Cup Wikipedia
The eight participating teams are Canada, 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.