Over 700 beneficiaries of social responsibility projects were in the stands of the National Arena at the match between Romania and Belarus, played on Tuesday, March 28 and won by the tricolors 2-1.

The Romanian Football Federation marked the #Morethanfootball Action Weeks campaign by offering invitations to several organizations dealing with social causes, and in total there were more than 700 such beneficiaries in the stands, a record for sportive events in Romania.

Among them were young Ukrainian refugees, people with Down syndrome, blind people and children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Gallery for life

Together with the Donorium NGO, the Romanian Football Federation organized the “Gallery for life” in the stands of the National Arena, a campaign aimed at encouraging men to donate blood in order to reduce their risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, given that they are more prone to such of ailments.

Before kick-off, 400 women sang an “anthem for life” aimed at encouraging men to donate blood.


For two weeks, the #Morethanfootball campaign aims to show the impact of social responsibility actions and projects in football in the community. The initiative belongs to the European Football for Development Network (EFDN).