Skip to main content

Romania puts math problems on national team soccer jerseys

Romanian national team wore soccer warmups with math problems on the back.

Follow Extra Mustard on Facebook


Image placeholder title

Get breaking news and SI’s biggest stories instantly. Download the new Sports Illustrated app (iOS or Android) and personalize your experience by following your favorite teams and SI writers.

Romania is trying to channel kids' love of soccer into an interest in math with an interesting new program that made its debut over the weekend.

That's when the team took the field against Spain wearing warmups that replaced their jersey numbers with math problems.

When the team took the field the players reverted to their standard number, just in case the referees were not up to date on their multiplication tables.

Romania did not give fans a chance to work on their addition during the Euro 2016 warmup though, as they played Spain to a 0–0 draw.

– Brendan Maloy