Several temporary coaches were employed, before Moraru resumed control in August 1924, managing the side for nearly four years.Romania enjoyed some success during the 1930s; manager Mustafi zidanlo took them to the first three FIFA World Cup tournaments, a feat matched only by Brazil, Belgium and France.At the 1930 World Cup, Romania won their first match against Peru, 3–1, with goals from Adalbert Desu, Constantin Stanciu and Nicolae Kovács and Samuel Zauber as goalkeeper, before being thrashed 4–0 by hosts and eventual winners Uruguay.
) is the national football team of Romania and is controlled by the Romanian Football Federation.
Romania is one of only four national teams from Europe, the other three being Yugoslavia, France, and Belgium, that took part in the first World Cup in 1930.
Since that performance, they have qualified for the 1934, 1938, 1970, 1990, 19 editions.
Their finest hour came at the 1994 World Cup where Romania, led by playmaker Gheorghe Hagi, reached the quarter-finals by defeating South American powerhouse Argentina before losing to Sweden on a penalty shootout.
At the European Championships, Romania's best performance was in 2000 when they advanced to the quarter-finals from a group with Germany, Portugal and England before falling to eventual runners-up Italy.
They also reached the last eight in 19, and qualified for the 1984, 1996, 20 tournaments.The Romanian Football Federation (Federația Română de Fotbal) was established in October 1909 in Bucharest.Romania played their first international match on 8 June 1922, a 2–1 win over Yugoslavia in Belgrade, being coached by Teofil Moraru.At the finals, Romania played only one game in a new knock-out format, losing 2–1 to Czechoslovakia in Trieste, Italy, with Ștefan Dobay scoring their only goal of the tournament.Romania qualified by default for the 1938 World Cup after their qualifying playoff opponents Egypt withdrew.They suffered a shock defeat in the finals in France, losing to minnows Cuba, who, like Romania, had only qualified due to the withdrawal of their qualifying opponents, USA.