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UEFA EURO: Sweden - Romania Match press kits

UEFA EURO - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits

SwedenSwedenFriends Arena - SolnaSaturday 23 March 2019
18.00CET (18.00 local time)
Group F - Matchday -12#SWEROU
RomaniaRomania
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
10/07/1994QFRomania - Sweden2-2
San FranciscoRăducioiu 88, 101 ET; Brolin 78, Andersson 115 ET
1984 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
09/06/1983PR (GS)Sweden - Romania0-1
SolnaCămătaru 30
08/09/1982PR (GS)Romania - Sweden2-0
BucharestAndone 25, Klein 48
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Sweden10011001----200203
Romania11001100----220030
FIFA*
Sweden--------1010101022
Romania--------1010101022
Friendlies
Sweden------------7421186
Romania------------7124618
Total
Sweden100110011010104332011
Romania110011001010103341120

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 22/03/2019 12:56CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Sweden - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Kristoffer Nordfeldt23/06/198929Swansea - 0000
-Karl-Johan Johnsson28/01/199029Guingamp - 0000
-Robin Olsen08/01/199029Roma - 0000
Defenders
-Andreas Granqvist16/04/198533Helsingborg - 0000
-Mikael Lustig13/12/198632Celtic - 0000
-Ludwig Augustinsson21/04/199424Bremen - 0000
-Filip Helander22/04/199325Bologna - 0000
-Anton Tinnerholm26/02/199128New York City - 0000
-Emil Krafth02/08/199424Amiens - 0000
-Sotirios Papagiannopoulos05/09/199028København - 0000
Midfielders
-Sebastian Larsson06/06/198533AIK - 0000
-Gustav Svensson07/02/198732Seattle Sounders - 0000
-Jimmy Durmaz22/03/198930Toulouse - 0000
-Emil Forsberg23/10/199127Leipzig - 0000
-Viktor Claesson02/01/199227Krasnodar - 0000
-Kristoffer Olsson30/06/199523Krasnodar - 0000
-Robin Quaison09/10/199325Mainz - 0000
-Alexander Fransson02/04/199424Norrköping - 0000
-Ken Sema30/09/199325Watford - 0000
Forwards
-Marcus Berg17/08/198632Al-Ain - 0000
-Sam Larsson10/04/199325Feyenoord - 0000
-Sebastian Andersson15/07/199127Union Berlin - 0000
-Alexander Isak21/09/199919Willem II - 0000
Coach
-Jan Andersson29/09/196256 - 0000
Romania - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Costel Pantilimon01/02/198732Nottm Forest - 0000
-Ciprian Tătăruşanu09/02/198633Nantes - 0000
-Florin Niță03/07/198731Sparta Praha - 0000
Defenders
-Cosmin Moţi03/12/198434Ludogorets - 0000
-Alexandru Chipciu18/05/198929Sparta Praha - 0000
-Cristian Săpunaru05/04/198434Kayserispor - 0000
-Romario Benzar26/03/199226FCSB - 0000
-Dragoş Grigore07/09/198632Ludogorets - 0000
-Cristian Manea09/08/199721CFR Cluj - 0000
-Tudor Băluţă27/03/199919Viitorul - 0000
Midfielders
-Ciprian Deac16/02/198633CFR Cluj - 0000
-Paul Anton10/05/199127Krylya Sovetov - 0000
-Nicolae Stanciu07/05/199325Al-Ahly - 0000
-Ionuţ Mitriță08/02/199524New York City - 0000
-Răzvan Marin23/05/199622Standard Liège - 0000
-Dan Nistor06/05/198830Dinamo Bucureşti - 0000
-Alexandru Cicâldău08/07/199721Universitatea Craiova - 0000
-Nicusor Bancu18/09/199226Universitatea Craiova - 0000
Forwards
-Claudiu Keșerü02/12/198632Ludogorets - 0000
-George Puşcaş08/04/199622Palermo - 0000
-Andrei Ivan04/01/199722Rapid Wien - 0000
-Ianis Hagi22/10/199820Viitorul - 0000
-Dennis Man26/08/199820FCSB - 0000
Coach
-Cosmin Contra15/12/197543 - 0000

Last updated 23/03/2019 09:20CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Janne Andersson

Date of birth: 29 September 1962
Nationality: Swedish
Playing career: Alet (twice), Halmia, Laholm
Coaching career: Alet, Halmstad (assistant, twice), Laholm, Halmstad, Örgryte, Norrköping, Sweden

• Jan 'Janne' Andersson succeeded Erik Hamrén as Sweden coach after UEFA EURO 2016 having led Norrköping to their first Allsvenskan title in 26 years the previous autumn.

• A footballer and handball player in his native Halmstad, Andersson became assistant coach to Stuart Baxter at the city's main club in 1990, going on to work under Tom Prahl and then Jonas Thern.

• Andersson, who also coached lower-division teams Alet and Laholm, took the Halmstad reins himself in 2004 and in his first season in charge was named coach of the year in Sweden after steering Halmstad to second place.

• After a brief spell at second-tier Örgryte in 2010, Andersson was named Norrköping coach the following year as they returned to the Allsvenskan, at first keeping them up then unexpectedly guiding them to the 2015 title.

• Although his appointment as Sweden coach meant he missed out on leading Norrköping into UEFA Champions League qualifying, Andersson made up for that by taking Sweden to the 2018 FIFA World Cup via a famous play-off win against Italy and then guiding them to the quarter-finals in Russia. More success followed later that year, Sweden winning promotion to League A of the UEFA Nations League.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2400733.html#janne+andersson

2019-03-22T12:15:35:592

Cosmin Contra

Date of birth: 15 December 1975
Nationality: Romanian
Playing career: Politehnica Timişoara (three times), Dinamo Bucureşti, Alavés, AC Milan, Atlético Madrid, West Brom (loan), Getafe
Coaching career: Politehnica Timişoara, Fuenlabrada, Petrolul Ploieşti, Getafe, Guangzhou, Alcorcón, Dinamo Bucureşti, Romania

• Started and ended his playing career with his home-town club Politehnica Timişoara, heading to Spain in 1999 after a spell in the Romanian capital with Dinamo Bucureşti.

• A major hit with Alavés, the attacking right-back helped the little-known club to reach the 2000/01 UEFA Cup final in their first season in European competition, scoring three goals and putting in a fine performance in the final – a 5-4 loss to Liverpool after extra time in Dortmund.

• Played for Milan, Atlético and West Brom then, after a spell back at Politehnica, helped Getafe make it to the 2007/08 UEFA Cup quarter-finals.  Played in his second UEFA European Championship in summer 2008, and won the last of his 73 Romania caps in 2010, more than 14 years after his international debut.

• Moved from pitch to bench at Timişoara, working briefly as player-coach. After a spell in Spain, led Petrolul to 2012/13 Romanian Cup success, then returned to save Getafe from relegation in 2014 before trying his luck in China.

• Having won the 2016/17 Romanian League Cup with Dinamo Bucureşti he was hired as Romania coach in September 2017, promptly winning six of his first eight matches in charge.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=704218.html#cosmin+contra

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeMichael Oliver (ENG)
  • Assistant refereesStuart Burt (ENG) , Simon Bennett (ENG)
  • Fourth officialPaul Tierney (ENG)
  • UEFA DelegateAriel Kenneth Scheiman (ISR)
  • UEFA Referee observerJan Carlsen (DEN)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Michael Oliver20/02/1985152

UEFA European Championship matches featuring the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
11/07/2013UEL1QRGefle IFJK Narva Trans5-1Sundsvall
24/10/2013UELGSIF ElfsborgEsbjerg fB1-2Boras
11/12/2014UELGSFCSBFC Dynamo Kyiv0-2Bucharest
10/10/2016WCQRSwedenBulgaria3-0Solna
30/08/2018UELPOFCSBSK Rapid Wien2-1Bucharest

Last updated 22/03/2019 13:07CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Sweden

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group F - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Faroe Islands0000000
    Malta0000000
    Norway0000000
    Romania0000000
    Spain0000000
    Sweden0000000
    (23/03/2019)
    Sweden-Romania
  • (26/03/2019)
    Norway-Sweden
  • (07/06/2019)
    Sweden-Malta
  • (10/06/2019)
    Spain-Sweden
  • (05/09/2019)
    Faroe Islands-Sweden
  • (08/09/2019)
    Sweden-Norway
  • (12/10/2019)
    Malta-Sweden
  • (15/10/2019)
    Sweden-Spain
  • (15/11/2019)
    Romania-Sweden
  • (18/11/2019)
    Sweden-Faroe Islands

Romania

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group F - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Faroe Islands0000000
    Malta0000000
    Norway0000000
    Romania0000000
    Spain0000000
    Sweden0000000
    (23/03/2019)
    Sweden-Romania
  • (26/03/2019)
    Romania-Faroe Islands
  • (07/06/2019)
    Norway-Romania
  • (10/06/2019)
    Malta-Romania
  • (05/09/2019)
    Romania-Spain
  • (08/09/2019)
    Romania-Malta
  • (12/10/2019)
    Faroe Islands-Romania
  • (15/10/2019)
    Romania-Norway
  • (15/11/2019)
    Romania-Sweden
  • (18/11/2019)
    Spain-Romania

Last updated 22/03/2019 12:58CET

Legend

:: Previous meetings

Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw

:: Squad list

Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2016 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2016 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)

:: Team facts

EURO finals:
The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).

From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 is the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.

Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.

Competitions

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on UEFA.com.