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Romania aim for Bosnia and Herzegovina reverse

Published: Wednesday 11 May 2011, 1.00CET
Romania aim to avenge their 2-1 loss in Bosnia and Herzegovina and revive their Group D hopes, while the visitors continue their bid to reach a first major final tournament.
Romania aim for Bosnia and Herzegovina reverse
Action from the March fixture in Zenica ©Getty Images

Tournament statistics

RomaniaBosnia and Herzegovina

Goals scored13
 
19
Total attempts92
 
143
Attempts on target43
 
57
Attempts off target32
 
63
Attempts blocked0
 
0
Attempts against woodwork0
 
0
Corners42
 
69
Offsides22
 
51
Yellow cards23
 
29
Red Cards0
1
Fouls committed143
 
166
Fouls suffered118
 
177
 
Published: Wednesday 11 May 2011, 1.00CET

Romania aim for Bosnia and Herzegovina reverse

Romania aim to avenge their 2-1 loss in Bosnia and Herzegovina and revive their Group D hopes, while the visitors continue their bid to reach a first major final tournament.

Romania are looking to avenge their 2-1 loss in Bosnia and Herzegovina on 26 March and shoot up the UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group D table.

When these sides met in Zenica, Ciprian Marica gave Romania a half-time lead but Vedad Ibišević levelled just past the hour and Edin Džeko won it with seven minutes left.

• Romania had won their two previous games against these opponents in UEFA EURO 2004 qualifying, prevailing 3-0 in Sarajevo and 2-0 in Craiova.

• Had Bosnia and Herzegovina won either of those matches they would have finished top of that group and reached their first final tournament rather than coming fourth, one point behind Romania.

• Three days after their March meeting, Romania secured their first group victory at the fifth attempt, 3-1 at home to Luxembourg. However, they remain fifth, two points behind fourth-placed Bosnia and Herzegovina, who have a game in hand on not just the Romanians but also the three teams above them – Albania, Belarus and leaders France, the latter two of whom also meet on Friday.

• Any doubt about this game taking place was removed on 28 May when UEFA and FIFA lifted their suspension on the Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Federation (NFSBiH).

• On 7 June, Bosnia and Herzegovina play their game in hand on Romania at home to Albania. Romania next play in Luxembourg on 2 September.

Last updated: 01/06/11 16.04CET

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