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2001 Algarve Cup

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The 2001 Algarve Cup was a soccer tournament for women's national teams held in Portugal. The tournament took place from March 9 to March 13, 2001. Eight teams participated in the tournament, which was won by the United States.

The teams were divided into two groups of four teams each. Each team played against the other teams in their group. The two teams with the most points in each group advanced to the semifinals.

In the semifinals, the winner of Group A played against the runner-up of Group B, and the winner of Group B played against the runner-up of Group A. The winners of these matches advanced to the final.

The United States won the tournament by defeating Norway in the final. Norway finished second, while China PR finished third.

The 2001 Algarve Cup was the eighth edition of the tournament. It is considered one of the most important women's soccer tournaments in the world. The tournament is named after the region of Algarve in Portugal where it takes place every year.