Broadcast: Euro 2016 Romania v Switzerland 15 June 19:00

Euro 2016 Romania v Switzerland

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Romania v Switzerland Line-ups


Official line-ups not yet available

Official squad list

Romania

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Goalkeepers

# NAME AGE CLUB
1 Costel Pantilimon 29 Watford
12 Ciprian Tătăruşanu 30 Fiorentina
23 Silviu Lung 27 Astra

Defenders

# NAME AGE CLUB
2 Alexandru Măţel 26 Dinamo Zagreb
3 Răzvan Raţ 35 Vallecano
4 Cosmin Moţi 31 Ludogorets
6 Vlad Chiricheş 26 Napoli
15 Valerică Găman 27 Astra
16 Steliano Filip 22 Dinamo Bucures
21 Dragoş Grigore 29 Al-Sailiya
22 Cristian Săpunaru 32 Pandurii

Midfielders

# NAME AGE CLUB
5 Ovidiu Hoban 33 H. Beer Sheva
7 Alexandru Chipciu 27 Steaua
8 Mihai Pintilii 31 Steaua
10 Nicolae Stanciu 23 Steaua
11 Gabriel Torje 26 Osmanlıspor
17 Lucian Sânmărtean 36 Al-Ittihad
18 Andrei Prepeliţă 30 Ludogorets
20 Adrian Popa 27 Steaua

Forwards

# NAME AGE CLUB
9 Denis Alibec 25 Astra
13 Claudiu Keșerü 29 Ludogorets
14 Florin Andone 23 Cordoba
19 Bogdan Stancu 28 Genclerbirligi

Switzerland

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Goalkeepers

# NAME AGE CLUB
1 Yann Sommer 27 Monchengladbach
12 Marwin Hitz 28 Augsburg
21 Roman Bürki 25 Dortmund

Defenders

# NAME AGE CLUB
2 Stephan Lichtsteiner 32 Juventus
3 François Moubandje 25 Toulouse
4 Nico Elvedi 19 Monchengladbach
5 Steve von Bergen 32 Young Boys
6 Michael Lang 25 Basel
13 Ricardo Rodríguez 23 Wolfsburg
20 Johan Djourou 29 Hamburg
22 Fabian Schär 24 Hoffenheim

Midfielders

# NAME AGE CLUB
8 Fabian Frei 27 Mainz
10 Granit Xhaka 23 Monchengladbach
11 Valon Behrami 31 Watford
14 Denis Zakaria 19 Young Boys
15 Blerim Džemaili 30 Genoa
16 Gelson Fernandes 29 Rennes
23 Xherdan Shaqiri 24 Stoke

Forwards

# NAME AGE CLUB
7 Breel Embolo 19 Basel
9 Haris Seferović 24 Frankfurt
17 Shani Tarashaj 21 Grasshoppers
18 Admir Mehmedi 25 Leverkusen
19 Eren Derdiyok 27 Kasımpasa

 

 

Romania and Switzerland met in their second game at the 1994 FIFA World Cup finals – a match Swiss fans will remember with much more fondness as the nations reconvene in UEFA EURO 2016 Group A.

Previous meetings
• The sides have met 12 times, each recording five wins and two draws.

• Switzerland enjoyed one of their finest World Cup victories when Roy Hodgson’s team beat Romania 4-1 indoors at the Pontiac Silverdome, Detroit, in 1994. However, Anghel Iordanescu’s Romania recovered to win the group. And progress to the quarter-finals while the Swiss exited in the round of 16.

• Swiss hopes of qualifying for EURO ’92 were ruined when, needing a point from their last fixture in Bucharest, they lost to a goal from Romania midfielder Dorin Mateut. That meant Scotland reached the finals instead.

• Romania have beaten Switzerland on Swiss soil twice in six attempts. Including on their latest visit, in May 2012, when they prevailed 1-0 in Lucerne. Alexandru Maxim came on to make his Romania debut 82 minutes into that game.

Top five Romania goals in qualifying

EURO facts – Romania
• Romania failed to win a game at their most recent final tournament, UEFA EURO 2008 (D2 L1), scoring only once in the process. 

• The team boasted the best defensive record in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying, conceding just twice in their ten games. And making it to the finals unbeaten (W5 D5).

• Romania have played three previous games at the Parc des Princes, all friendlies against France; they won the first 2-1 in 1967, but lost the most recent ones – in 1969 and 1974 – 1-0.

EURO facts – Switzerland
• Switzerland’s record in qualifying was W7 D0 L3, with two of those defeats coming against Group E winners England.

• This is Switzerland’s first continental finals since they co-hosted UEFA EURO 2008 with Austria. They lost their opening two games and bowed out at the group stage despite a 2-0 win against Portugal in their final fixture.

Switzerland’s EURO star: Xherdan Shaqiri

• That success against Portugal was Switzerland’s first victory in nine EURO finals matches (W1 D2 L6). They have yet to make it through the group stage in three appearances. 

• Switzerland’s five friendly meetings with France at the Parc des Princes ended W1 D2 L2, with the two draws coming in their most recent visits (in 1958 – 0-0 – and 1963 – 2-2).

Coach and player links
• In the most recent encounters between the nations’ clubs, Basel and Steaua Bucuresti twice drew 1-1 in the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League group stage.

• Romania assistant coach Viorel Moldovan played in Switzerland for Neuchatel Xamax and Grasshoppers. And was the league’s top scorer with both sides, in 1996 and 1997 respectively.

• Have played together:
Gabriel Torje (Romania) and Gelson Fernandes (Switzerland) – Udinese, 2012

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