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[2024 European Cup Romania] They are a force to be reckoned with under the tutelage of Edward Iordanescu right now.

Romania did not qualify for Euro 2020 despite being a host nation, as they were one of the many host nations in the unique pan-European format. However, they have featured at three European Championships this century and failed to make it past the group stage of the 2016 edition of the tournament in France.

Although a lack of experience at the top level may hinder their chances pitted in a tricky-looking Group E featuring Belgium, Slovakia, and Ukraine, they are in fine form under Iordanescu and may be capable of causing a surprise.

Head coach Iordanescu has named a 28-player provisional Romania squad for the European Championship in Germany this summer.


GOALKEEPERS
Name    Club

Florin Nita    Gaziantep

Horatiu Moldovan    Atletico Madrid

Stefan Tarnovanu    FCSB

Razvan Sava    Cluj

DEFENDERS
Name    Club

Adrian Rus    Pafos

Andrei Burca    Al-Okhdood

Andrei Ratiu    Rayo Vallecano

Bogdan Racovitan    Rakow Czestochowa

Ionut Nedelcearu    Palermo

Nicusor Bancu    Universitatea Craiova

Radu Dragusin    Tottenham

Vasile Mogoș    Cluj

MIDFIELDERS
Name    Club

Adrian Sut    FCSB

Alexandru Cicaldau    Konyaspor

Darius Olaru    FCSB

Florinel Coman    FCSB

Ianis Hagi    Deportivo Alaves (on loan from Rangers)

Marius Marin    Pisa

Nicolae Stanciu    Damac

Razvan Marin    Empoli

Valentin Mihaila    Parma

Dennis Man    Parma

Deian Sorescu    Gaziantep

Constantin Grameni    Farul Constanta

FORWARDS
Name    Club

Denis Alibec    Muaither

Denis Dragus    Gaziantep

George Pușcaș    Genoa

Daniel Birligea    CFR Cluj


EXPECTED XI
Romania boss Iordanescu is expected to keep faith with his counter-offensive 4-2-3-1 system, which doesn't rely much on possession stats.

Moldovan will be the go-to guy in goal, behind a back four featuring Ratiu, Dragusin, Burca, and Bancu.

Marin and Man will look to hold the fort in the middle of the park, with Hagi, Stanciu, and Dragus operating behind main striker Puscas.

Romania predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Moldovan; Ratiu, Dragusin, Burca, Bancu; Marin, Man; Hagi, Stanciu, Dragus; Puscas

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