1981 FIFA World Youth Championship

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The 1981 FIFA World Youth Championship, the third edition of the FIFA World Youth Championship, was held in Australia from 3 to 18 October 1981. The tournament took place in six venues—where a total of 32 matches were played. Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Newcastle and Sydney—The winner was West Germany, who beat surprise package Qatar 4–0 in a final held at Sydney Cricket Ground.

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1981 FIFA World Youth Championship
FIFA World Youth Championship Australia 1981
Tournament details
Host countryAustralia
Dates3–18 October
Teams16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsFlag_of_Germany.svg West Germany (1st title)
Runners-upFlag_of_Qatar.svg Qatar
Third placeFlag_of_Romania_%281965%E2%80%931989%29.svg Romania
Fourth placeFlag_of_England.svg England
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored87 (2.72 per match)
Attendance443,094 (13,847 per match)
Top scorer(s)West Germany Ralf Loose
West Germany Roland Wohlfarth
Egypt Taher Abouzaid
Australia Mark Koussas
(4 goals)
Best player(s)Romania Romulus Gabor
Fair play awardFlag_of_Australia_%28converted%29.svg Australia