A record number of young supporters will see today’s Euro 2020 qualifiers match between Romania and Norway. 30,000 children under the age of 14 will come to Arena Națională from all over the country to support their national team.
In spite of the sanctions UEFA imposed on Romania after match with Spain this September, today’s match will not be played in front of empty stands. As announced by Romanian Football Federation, 30,038 tickets for the match with Norway had been given away to the youngest supporters and their adult companions.
Such attendance will set a new world record for the number of child-supporters present on the stadium during an official match. So far this record is held by the match between Partizan Belgrade and AZ Alkmaar that took place this September. During this match, over 22,000 football fans under the age of 14 cheered from the stands.
Tickets for today’s match were given away completely free of charge. UEFA’s decision about banning fans from the match with Norway was caused by racist incidents during matches with Malta and Spain.©Filip Ghinea - Photography Chronicles