Football is the number one sport in Qatar
by far. The objective of the national association has long been to gain major success at club and international level. In 1992, the national team triumphed in the 11th Gulf Cup in Doha. The Olympic team have twice qualified for the Olympic Football Tournaments in Los Angeles in 1984 and Barcelona in 1992. The U-20 team won the silver medal at the FIFA World Youth Championship Australia 1981, while the U-17s reached the final competition of the FIFA U-17 World Championship in 1985, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997 and 1999. In 1995, the Qatar
Football Association organised the FIFA World Youth Championship in record time after the original hosts had been forced to withdraw from staging the tournament at the last minute for logistical reasons. In 1991, Al-Sadd Sports Club won the 8th Gulf Cup for Clubs in Doha. Although Qatari football is not particularly well known in Europe, four Qatari players are currently with European clubs.