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.
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
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.