France vs Romania 10 June 2016 Euro 2016 Match 1 21:00 Stade de France, Saint-Denis

France 2 - 1 Romania
10 Jun 2016 - 21:00Stade de France, Saint-Denis

France vs Romania

Previous meetings


Date Stage Match Result Venue Goalscorers
06/09/11 QR (GS) Romania – France 0-0 Bucharest  
09/10/10 QR (GS) France – Romania


Paris Rémy 83, Gourcuff 90+3

FIFA World Cup

Date Stage Match Result Venue Goalscorers
05/09/09 QR (GS) France – Romania 1-1 Paris Henry 48, Escudé 55 (og)
11/10/08 QR (GS) Romania – France 2-2 Constanta Petre 5, Goian 16; Ribéry 36, Gourcuff 68


Date Stage Match Result Venue Goalscorers
09/06/08 GS-FT Romania – France 0-0 Zurich  

EURO ’96

Date Stage Match Result Venue Goalscorers
10/06/96 GS-FT Romania – France


Newcastle Dugarry 25
11/10/95 PR (GS) Romania – France


Bucharest Lăcătuş 52; Karembeu 27, Djorkaeff 41, Zidane 78
08/10/94 PR (GS) France – Romania 0-0 Saint-Etienne  

France (Chance to win: 82.5 percent)

The hosts hope to repeat the success home advantage helped them achieve in winning the 1998 World Cup and Euro ’84. Coach Didier Deschamps was the captain at France ’98 and leads a talented squad with quality in defence, midfield and attack. However, the Karim Benzema affair has cast an unsettling shadow, with the Real Madrid striker currently suspended from the national team. If Benzema is unavailable, Deschamps will struggle to find a replacement. His return might bring its own problems too. Paul Pogba will be looked to as a potential star of the tournament.

Romania (5.9 percent)

Best known for their glorious 1994 World Cup quarterfinal side, Romania haven’t played like that in some time. As such, perhaps it wasn’t so much of a surprise that, when they needed a manager in 2014, they looked to the man behind that spectacular summer. Anghel Iordanescu, 65 years old and a member of the Romanian Senate, was summoned out of retirement, and the gamble paid off. The Tricolorii, who had reached only one international tournament since their run to the last eight of Euro 2000, qualified unbeaten, and no team in Europe conceded fewer than the two goals they allowed. Mind you, no qualifying team scored fewer in 10 games than the 11 they mustered, either.