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Romania and France inseparable

Published: Tuesday 16 October 2007, 2.45CET
Romania 0-0 France France remain three points ahead of Romania after the sides played out their second draw in Group 10.
Published: Tuesday 16 October 2007, 2.45CET

Romania and France inseparable

Romania 0-0 France France remain three points ahead of Romania after the sides played out their second draw in Group 10.

France remain three points ahead of Romania after the two evenly matched sides played out their second draw of qualifying in Group 10.

Crossbar struck
Despite failing to break down their French visitors, Emil Sandoi's side will not be too disappointed as they still have a game in hand on the section leaders and it was France who had the better of the chances and controlled possession. The nearest either side came to forcing a goal was after 56 minutes when AS Nancy-Lorraine winger Issiar Dia's header hit the crossbar. Earlier in the game, Didier Digard had also missed a presentable chance.

Two draws
Midfielder Gabriel Torje had Romania's best effort, which was well saved by Geoffrey Jourdren. Second-place Romania had already managed a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture in Brest on 1 June which may give them a crucial edge in the head-to-head battle between the sides. Sandoi's team could take top spot if they defeat Malta in their next group game on 17 November, while René Girard's side travel to Wales three days later.

Last updated: 27/03/13 7.14CET

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Lineups

Romania

Romania

France

France

10
DeacCiprian Deac
Substitution86
5
BellaidHabib Bellaid
11
KeseruClaudiu Andrei Keseru (C)
2
DaboMouhamadou Dabo
5
MardareŞtefan Mardare
Yellow Card67
11
DiaIssiar Dia
4
ScutaruCristian Scutaru
Yellow Card48
6
DigardDidier Digard
Yellow Card45
Substitution63
8
SepsiLászló Sepsi
10
GouffranYoan Gouffran
Substitution63
9
StancuBogdan Stancu
Substitution88
8
KaboulYounès Kaboul (C)
12
TătăruşanuCiprian Tătăruşanu (GK)
7
MarveauxSylvain Marveaux
7
TorjeGabriel Torje
9
MénezJérémy Ménez
Yellow Card77
2
HomeiVictor Homei
1
JourdrenGeoffrey Jourdren (GK)
3
LatovleviciIasmin Latovlevici
Yellow Card35
3
N'ZogbiaCharles N'Zogbia
6
BicfalviEric Bicfalvi
Yellow Card3
4
CabayeYohan Cabaye

Substitutes

1
PantilimonCostel Pantilimon (GK)
13
MarangeFlorian Marange
15
TănaseCristian Tănase
14
MatuidiBlaise Matuidi
Substitution63
13
SirghiCristian Sirghi
Substitution86
17
PayetDimitri Payet
17
GaneaLiviu Ganea
Substitution88
15
QuerciaJulien Quercia
Substitution63
14
TudoseAlexandru Tudose
18
GakpeSerge Gakpe
16
IorgaLaurenţiu Iorga
16
RuffierStéphane Ruffier (GK)
18
OchiroşiiIulian Ochiroşii
12
MoutaouakilYassin Moutaouakil

Coach

Emil Săndoi (ROU) René Girard (FRA)

Referee

Bas Nijhuis (NED)

Assistant referees

Coen Droste (NED), Roger Geutjes (NED)

Fourth official

Pol van Boekel (NED)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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