The Romania national football team was one of the few European nations to take part in the first world cup in 1930. The others were Yugoslavia, France and Belgium. In seven visits to the finals of the world cup, the furthest the side has gone is the quarter-finals.
The side played their first international match in 1922. The Romania national football team beat Yugoslavia 2-1. Their biggest defeat came in 1948 as they lost to Hungary 9-0. In 1973 the team beat Finland by the same score for their biggest win.