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Romania – Euro 2024 Overview

Romania’s men’s national football team have a rich history and have achieved several successes over the years. Romania are best known for their achievements in the 1990s, including reaching the quarter-final of the 1994 World Cup and the knockout stages of Euro 2000.

Past stars include legends such as Gheorghe Hagi, one of the country’s most iconic players, as well as other prominent names such as Ilie Dumitrescu, Dan Petrescu and Adrian Mutu. These players have helped establish Romania as a respected force in international football and have inspired generations of football fans in the country.

Romania have fallen away since those heady daysm however, the signs are that they are on the up again. In the European Championship qualifiers they defeated Switzerland, who reached the quarter-finals in Euro 2020.

Romania are seen as a good outsider to group favourite Belgium in Group E , which also contains Slovakia and the playoff winners from Path B, Ukraine.

For further details on Euro 2024 as a whole check out our tournament preview.

How Romania qualified for Euro 2024

The Romanian team made it to the finals of Euro 2024 without losing a single match in the qualifiers. With six wins, four draws and zero losses, scoring 16 goals and conceding five. Romania clinched first place in Group I, ahead of Switzerland, Israel, Belarus, Kosovo and Andorra. 

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Romania Euro 2024 Squad

Romania, a nation with a proud football history, have a squad made up of a mix of experienced players and promising talents. The squad includes established names such as Andrei Burcă, a reliable defender with great experience, and Nicolae Stanciu, a creative midfielder with the ability to control the game and create chances.

In addition, the team includes young talents such as Alexandru Mitriță, a quick striker who has shown his goal-scoring ability in both domestic and international contexts. In midfield there are also promising players such as Ianis Hagi, son of the legendary Romanian footballer Gheorghe Hagi, whose technical skill and understanding of the game have made him an important part of the team’s future plans.

The manager of the Romanian men’s national football team since 2022 is Edward Iordănescu. A coach who, like his father, the legendary Romanian coach Anghel Iordănescu, developed a coaching philosophy that focuses on organisation, discipline and a strong defensive foundation. He emphasises the importance of having a balanced and structured style of play, where the team works hard to defend and then exploit counter-attacking opportunities.

Iordănescu also prioritises the players’ mental and physical preparation and emphasises the importance of cooperation and team spirit to achieve success on and off the pitch.

1EtcFlorin Niță Gaziantep
12EtcHoratiu Moldovan Rapid Bucharest
16EtcIonuț Radu Bournemouth
11BNicușor Bancu University of Craiova
15BAndrei Burca Al-Okhdood
4BAdrian Rus Paphos
2BAndrei Ratiu Rayo Vallecano
3BRadu Drăgușin Tottenham
22BVasile Mogoș CFR Cluj
BBogdan Racovițan Raków Częstochowa
23BAndres Dumitrescu Slavia Prague
10MFNicolae Stanciu (captain) Damac
18MFRăzvan Marin Empoli
8MFAlexandru Cicâldau Konyaspor
14MFIanis Hagi Alaves
13MFValentin Mihăilă Parma
20MFDarius Olaru FC Steaua Bucharest
21MFOlimpiu Moruțan Ankaragücü
6MFMarius Marin Piss
17MFFlorinel Coman FC Steaua Bucharest
5MFVladimir Screciu University of Craiova
MFMarius Ștefănescu Sepsis OSK
MFAndrei Artean Farul Constanța
9FWGeorge Puscaș Genoa
7FWDenis Alibec Muaither
FWFlorin Tanase Al-Okhdood
20FWAlexandru MitrițăUniversity of Craiova
19FWDenis Draguș Gaziantep

Key players

Here we have listed three of the key players in the Romanian Euro 2024 squad:

  • Radu Drăgușin – One of the greatest defensive talents in Romania who recently joined Tottenham from Serie A club Genoa. The 22-year-old made his national team debut as late as 2022 and has been a starting player in all ten Euro 2024 qualifying matches where Romania only conceded five goals. A strong, yet technically excellent defender.
  • Horatiu Moldovan – Reserve goalkeeper at Atletico Madrid behind Jan Oblak. Unchallenged number one in Romania and will be one of the key players in the Euros. Measuring just 185cm, he is one of the shorter goalkeepers at the European Championships, but while his reach is not as great as many of his taller rivals, he makes up for it with incredible agility and a fantastic understanding of the game.
  • Nicolae Stanciu – Currently plays in the Saudi Premier League, Stanciu is a dynamic midfielder who plays a central role for Romania. Known for his technical brilliance and game intelligence, he is an excellent passer and is also a goal threat from midfield.

Romania Odds at Euro 2024

The bookies fancy Romania to make the round of 16, and we think that they have an excellent chance of doing this. However, history is against them. SInce they made their first appearance in the finals in Euro 1984 they have only made the knockout stages once in five attempts. Romania are viewed as outsiders to win the group, which we have to agree with, given the strength of the Belgians. Romania are extremly unlikely to win the tournament, and this is reflected in the high odds.

Romania Euro 2024 OddsOdds
To win tournament200/1 bet365
To win Group E13/2 bet365
To qualify from Group E1/1 BetUK
Odds correct at the time of writing, odds subject to change.

Romania Euro 2024 Fixtures

This is how Romania’s schedule looks like in the EC:

Date and timeMatchVenue
17/6, 15:00Romania – UkraineMunich
22/6, 21:00Belgium – RomaniaCologne
26/6, 18:00Slovakia – RomaniaFrankfurt

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