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1981 in association football

Years in football (soccer): 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
Years: 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984

The following are the football (soccer) events of the year 1981 throughout the world.

Events

Winners club national championship

Asia

Europe

North America

South America

International tournaments

Abandoned following severe civil unrest in Northern Ireland.

National teams

 Netherlands

Date Opponent Final Score Result Competition Venue
January 6  Italy 1–1 D Mundialito Estadio Centenario, Montevideo
February 22  Cyprus 3–0 W World Cup Qualifier Oosterpark Stadion, Groningen
March 25  France 1–0 W World Cup Qualifier De Kuip, Rotterdam
April 29  Cyprus 0–1 W World Cup Qualifier Makario Stadium, Nicosia
March 26   Switzerland 2–1 L Friendly Hardturm, Zürich
September 9  Republic of Ireland 2–2 D World Cup Qualifier De Kuip, Rotterdam
October 14  Belgium 3–0 W World Cup Qualifier De Kuip, Rotterdam
November 18  France 2–0 L World Cup Qualifier Parc des Princes, Paris

Movies

Births

Deaths

May

June

September

  • September 22 – Néstor Carballo, Uruguayan international footballer (born 1929)

October

November

December

References