has long been renowned for high-quality, technical football. Romanian clubs have discovered countless talented players who have enjoyed distinguished careers in top European leagues. Georghe Hagi, Georghe Popescu, Dan Petrescu, Dorinel Munteanu and Cristian Chivu are just a few of the names to have made the grade abroad. Romania
is also well known for its excellent system for educating coaches - Stefan Covaci, Emeric Ienei, Anghel Iordanescu and Mircea Lucescu have all enjoyed international fame. Romania
were one of the 13 countries to take part in the inaugural FIFA World Cup? in Uruguay in 1930. They have since qualified on six further occasions (1934, 1938, 1970, 1990, 1994 and 1998). In 1994, they reached the quarter-finals, a feat that still ranks as Romania
's greatest triumph on the international stage.