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Romania Team

This is only the second time since 2000 that the Romanian national team has qualified for a major tournament and they find themselves in a tough group alongside France, Switzerland and Albania.

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Romania - Group A

This is only the second time since 2000 that the Romanian national team has qualified for a major tournament and they find themselves in a tough group alongside France, Switzerland and Albania.

Get to know: Romania

Euro 2016 is only the second occasion since the year 2000 that Romania have qualified for a major tournament, and they secured their place in France by virtue of finishing second in Group F and qualifying along with group winners Northern Ireland and play-off winners Hungary.

In the group stages, they were unbeaten winning 5 matches and drawing 5 more, scoring 11 goals, conceding 2 and ending up with a +9 goal difference.

In the draw for the main event, Romania were placed in Group A, alongside Switzerland, France and Albania.

CLUJ-NAPOCA, ROMANIA - MARCH 27: The team of Romania line up during the International Friendly match between Romania and Spain held at the Cluj Arena on March 27, 2016 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

 

Fixtures:

June 10 vs. France 7pm – Stade de France, Paris

June 15 vs. Switzerland 4pm – Parc des Princes, Paris

June 19 vs. Albania 7pm – Stade de Lyon, Lyon

Goal scorers:

During qualification, Romania scored 11 goals

Their goal scorers were:

  • Paul Papp (2)
  • Constantin Budescu (2)
  • Bogdan Stancu (2)
  • Ovidiu Hoban (1)
  • Claudiu Keșerü (1)
  • Ciprian Marica (1)
  • Alexandru Maxim (1)
  • Raul Rusescu (1)

Qualification Stat Truths:

  • Conceded at the lowest rate in qualifying: just 2 goals in 10 matches i.e. 0.2 goals per game.
  • However only scored 11 times, ranking them 30th for goalscoring rate and as a result they drew half of their games.
  • Only team not to concede a single goal in the first half during qualifying matches. Both goals conceded came in the final half an hour.
  • Didn’t lose a game, but drew half of them.
  • Took the smallest percentage of shots from inside the box of any qualifier with 45.3%.
  • One of four sides at the finals not to have conceded more than once in a match during qualifying.

 

All data based on Romania’s Euro 2016 qualification campaign.  Courtesy of the Press Association.

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