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Romania


Federation founded: 1909
FIFA member since: 1930
Confederation: UEFA
Colours: Yellow with red and blue borders
Nicknames: Tricolorii
World Cups qualified for: 7 (of 20)
Best results: Quarterfinal 1994

WORLD CUP RANKING
P 21 W 8 D 5 L 8 GF 30 GA 32 Pts 29
Romania are 24th on the all-time table.

WORLD CUP SUMMARY
1930 First round 8 Squad
1934 First round 12 Squad Qualifiers
1938 First round 9 Squad Qualifiers
1950 Did not enter
1954 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1958 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1962 Did not enter
1966 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1970 First round 10 Squad Qualifiers
1974 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1978 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1982 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1986 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1990 Round of 16 12 Squad Qualifiers
1994 Quarterfinal 6 Squad Qualifiers
1998 Round of 16 11 Squad Qualifiers
2002 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2006 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2010 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2014 Did not qualify Qualifiers

TEAM RECORDS
Champions -
Finalists -
Semifinalists (or top 4) -
Quarterfinalists (or top 8) 1930, 1994
Biggest win 3-1 vs Peru 1930
3-1 vs Colombia 1994
Biggest loss 0-4 vs Uruguay 1930
Most wins in a row 2
Most losses in a row 2
Longest unbeaten run 6
Longest run without win 5
Longest run qualifying 3 (1930-38) & (1990-98)
Longest run not qualifying 5 (1950-66)
Penalty shoot-outs 0 win, 2 losses
ROM vs Europe W3 - D2 - L4
ROM vs South America W4 - D1 - L2
ROM vs Africa W0 - D1 - L1
ROM vs N/C America W1 - D1 - L1

MOST WORLD CUP APPEARANCES
Gheorghe Popescu 13 1990-98
Gheorghe Hagi 12 1990-98
Dorinel Munteanu 9 1994-98
Dan Petrescu 9 1994-98
Ilie Dumitrescu 8 1990-98
Ioan Lupescu 8 1990-94
Florin Raducioiu 7 1990-94

MOST WORLD CUP GOALS
Florin Raducioiu 4 1990-94
Stefan Dobay 3 1934-38
Gheorghe Hagi 3 1990-98
Gavril Balint 2 1990
Florea Dumitrache 2 1970
Ilie Dumitrescu 2 1990-98
Marius Lacatus 2 1990-98
Viorel Moldovan 2 1998
Dan Petrescu 2 1994-98


 

YEAR RD OPPONENTS RESULT 1930 1R Peru W 3-1 1R Uruguay L 0-4 1934 1R Czechoslovakia L 1-2 1938 1R Cuba [aet] D 3-3 Cuba [replay] L 1-2 1970 1R England L 0-1 1R Czechoslovakia W 2-1 1R Brazil L 2-3 1990 1R Soviet Union W 2-0 1R Cameroon L 1-2 1R Argentina D 1-1 2R Rep. of Ireland [4-5 ap] D 0-0 1994 1R Colombia W 3-1 1R Switzerland L 1-4 1R United States W 1-0 2R Argentina W 3-2 QF Sweden [4-5 ap] D 2-2 1998 1R Colombia W 1-0 1R England W 2-1 1R Tunisia D 1-1 2R Croatia L 0-1



 

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