1981 FIFA World Youth Championship

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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
Champions West Germany (1st title)
Runners-up Qatar
Third place Romania
Fourth place 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 award Australia
1979
1983

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.