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UEFA EURO: Faroe Islands - Romania Match press kits

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Faroe IslandsFaroe IslandsTórsvøllur - TorshavnSaturday 12 October 2019
18.00CET (17.00 local time)
Group F - Matchday 7
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2020 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
26/03/2019QR (GS)Romania - Faroe Islands4-1
Cluj-NapocaDeac 26, Keșerü 29, 33, Puşcaş 63; V. Davidsen 40 (P)
2016 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/10/2015QR (GS)Faroe Islands - Romania0-3
TorshavnBudescu 4, 45+1, Maxim 83
29/03/2015QR (GS)Romania - Faroe Islands1-0
PloiestiKeșerü 21
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
14/10/2009QR (GS)Romania - Faroe Islands3-1
Piatra NeamtApostol 16, Bucur 65, Mazilu 87; á Bø 83
10/09/2008QR (GS)Faroe Islands - Romania0-1
TorshavnCociş 59
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
08/09/1993QR (GS)Faroe Islands - Romania0-4
ToftirRăducioiu 23, 57, 58, 75
06/05/1992QR (GS)Romania - Faroe Islands7-0
BucharestGabi Balint 3, 39, 78, Pana 5, Hagi 15, Lăcătuş 28 (P), Lupescu 46
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Faroe Islands10012002----300318
Romania22001100----330081
FIFA*
Faroe Islands20022002----4004115
Romania22002200----4400151
Friendlies
Faroe Islands------------------
Romania------------------
Total
Faroe Islands30034004----7007223
Romania44003300----7700232

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 10/09/2019 12:47CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Faroe Islands - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Gunnar Nielsen07/10/198633FH - 4000
-Teitur Gestsson19/08/199227HB - 2000
-Kristian Joensen21/12/199226 - 0000
Defenders
-Atli Gregersen15/06/198237Vikingur - 6000
-Viljormur Davidsen19/07/199128VB - 6100
-Rógvi Baldvinsson06/12/198929Bryne - 6000
-Ári Jonsson22/07/199425Sandnes - 0000
-Andreas Eriksen22/02/199425B36 - 1000
Midfielders
-Heini Vatnsdal18/10/199127Fremad Amager - 5000
-Hallur Hansson08/07/199227Horsens - 6000
-Eli Nielsen23/09/199227B36 - 0000
-Magnus Egilsson19/03/199425HB - 1000
-Árni Frederiksberg13/06/199227B36 - 5000
-Kaj Bartalsstovu23/06/199128Valur - 3000
-Brandur Hendriksson19/12/199523FH - 6000
-Sølvi Vatnhamar05/05/198633Vikingur - 6000
-Jóannes Bjartalíð10/07/199623 - 2000
Forwards
-Klæmint Olsen17/07/199029NSÍ - 5100
-Jóan Edmundsson26/07/199128Arminia - 2000
-Gilli Rólantsson11/08/199227Brann*4000
-Adrian Justinussen21/07/199821HB - 0000
-Patrik Johannesen07/09/199524 - 2000
-Jóannes Danielsen10/09/199722 - 0000
Coach
-Lars Olsen02/02/196158 - 6000
Romania - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Ciprian Tătăruşanu09/02/198633Lyon - 6000
-Florin Niță03/07/198732Sparta Praha - 0000
-Ionuț Radu28/05/199722Genoa - 0000
Defenders
-Romario Benzar26/03/199227Lecce - 2000
-Alin Toşca14/03/199227Gazişehir Gaziantep - 2000
-Vlad Chiricheş14/11/198929Sassuolo - 2000
-Ionuţ Nedelcearu25/04/199623Ufa - 2000
-Adrian Rus18/03/199623Fehérvár - 1000
-Vasile Mogos31/10/199226Cremonese - 0000
Midfielders
-Ciprian Deac16/02/198633CFR Cluj - 3100
-Paul Anton10/05/199128Krylya Sovetov - 1000
-Nicolae Stanciu07/05/199326Slavia Praha - 5000
-Ionuţ Mitriță08/02/199524New York City - 1000
-Răzvan Marin23/05/199623Ajax - 5000
-Dan Nistor06/05/198831Dinamo Bucureşti - 0000
-Alexandru Cicâldău08/07/199722Universitatea Craiova - 2000
-Ianis Hagi22/10/199820Genk - 6000
-Nicusor Bancu18/09/199227Universitatea Craiova - 3000
-Mihai Bordeianu18/11/199127CFR Cluj - 1000
Forwards
-Claudiu Keșerü02/12/198632Ludogorets - 6500
-George Puşcaş08/04/199623Reading - 6400
-Florin Andone11/04/199326Galatasaray - 2100
-Florinel Coman10/04/199821FCSB - 0000
Coach
-Cosmin Contra15/12/197543 - 6000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Lars Olsen

Date of birth: 2 February 1961
Nationality: Danish
Playing career: Glostrup, Køge, Brøndby (twice), Trabzonspor, Seraing, Basel
Coaching career: Brøndby (youth/reserves/assistant), Randers, Odense, Faroe Islands

• Enjoyed an illustrious playing career as a central defender, winning five Danish titles in a six-year spell at Brøndby between 1985 and 1991.

• Allegedly drove from Turkey to Scandinavia when he learned of his country's belated call-up to EURO '92. His passion and leadership – he played every minute in Sweden – helped inspire Denmark to the most unlikely of triumphs. He ended his career with 84 caps, a record 69 as captain.

• Learned his coaching craft with Brøndby, taking charge at various youth and reserve levels after finishing his playing days at the club in 1996, before accepting his first senior job with newly formed Randers in 2003. Guided the team into the Danish Super League in 2004 but could not help maintain their elite status, suffering immediate relegation.

• Steered second-division Randers to a surprise 2006 Danish Cup success, beating Esbjerg in the final, while also securing a return to the top flight. Moved to Odense in summer 2007, leading his new side to a fourth-place finish in his first term. Consecutive runners-up spots followed in 2008/09 and 2009/10 before he departed in September 2010.

• Appointed coach of the Faroe Islands in November 2011, his team were unable to register a win as they came bottom of 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying Group C, earning their only point in a 1-1 home draw with Kazakhstan. However, UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying featured two high points in the shape of home and away wins against the 2004 champions Greece, while there were two more victories in the 2018 World Cup preliminaries.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2042434.html#lars+olsen

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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

  • RefereeAliyar Aghayev (AZE)
  • Assistant refereesZeynal Zeynalov (AZE) , Akif Amirali (AZE)
  • Fourth officialRahim Hasanov (AZE)
  • UEFA DelegateRichard Havrilla (SVK)
  • UEFA Referee observerStephen Lodge (ENG)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Aliyar Aghayev17/10/1987149

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
29/09/2016UELGSAS RomaFC Astra Giurgiu4-0Rome
25/07/2017UCL3QRFCSBFC Viktoria Plzeň2-2Bucharest

Last updated 10/10/2019 12:10CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Faroe Islands

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group F - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Spain660017318
    Sweden632113811
    Romania631213710
    Norway62311189
    Malta61052133
    Faroe Islands60063200
    Matchday 1 (23/03/2019)
    Malta 2-1 Faroe Islands
    1-0 Nwoko 13, 2-0 S. Borg 77 (P) , 2-1 J. Thomsen 90+8
    Nielsen, V. Davidsen, A. Gregersen, Hansson, Hendriksson, Rólantsson, S. Vatnhamar (68 Bartalsstovu), Baldvinsson (79 Ar. Frederiksberg), O. Faerø, R. Joensen (72 K. Olsen), J. Thomsen
  • Matchday 2 (26/03/2019)
    Romania 4-1 Faroe Islands
    1-0 Deac 26, 2-0 Keșerü 29, 3-0 Keșerü 33, 3-1 V. Davidsen 40 (P) , 4-1 Puşcaş 63
    Nielsen, V. Davidsen, A. Gregersen, Hansson (77 S. Vatnhamar), Bartalsstovu (67 Ar. Frederiksberg), Hendriksson, Rólantsson, K. Olsen, O. Faerø, R. Joensen, Vatnsdal (28 Baldvinsson)
  • Matchday 3 (07/06/2019)
    Faroe Islands 1-4 Spain
    0-1 Ramos 6, 0-2 Jesús Navas 19, 1-2 K. Olsen 30, 1-3 Gestsson 34 (og) , 1-4 Gayà 71
    Gestsson, V. Davidsen, A. Gregersen, O. Faerø, Hansson, Hendriksson, Rólantsson, S. Vatnhamar, K. Olsen (68 Johannesen), Ar. Frederiksberg (86 M. Olsen), Vatnsdal (74 Baldvinsson)
  • Matchday 4 (10/06/2019)
    Faroe Islands 0-2 Norway
    0-1 Johnsen 49, 0-2 Johnsen 83
    Gestsson, V. Davidsen, A. Gregersen, O. Faerø, Hansson, Hendriksson, Rólantsson, S. Vatnhamar (69 Ar. Frederiksberg), K. Olsen (89 Johannesen), Baldvinsson, R. Joensen (84 Vatnsdal)
  • Matchday 5 (05/09/2019)
    Faroe Islands 0-4 Sweden
    0-1 Isak 12, 0-2 Isak 15, 0-3 Lindelöf 23, 0-4 Quaison 41
    Nielsen, V. Davidsen, A. Gregersen, Hansson, Hendriksson (76 M. Olsen), S. Vatnhamar, Baldvinsson, Edmundsson, R. Joensen (46 Vatnsdal), Ar. Frederiksberg (63 Bjartalíð), H. Askham
  • Matchday 6 (08/09/2019)
    Spain 4-0 Faroe Islands
    1-0 Rodrigo 13, 2-0 Rodrigo 50, 3-0 Paco Alcácer 90, 4-0 Paco Alcácer 90+3
    Nielsen, V. Davidsen, A. Gregersen, Vatnsdal, Hansson, Hendriksson, S. Vatnhamar, K. Olsen (87 M. Egilsson), Baldvinsson (55 Eriksen), Edmundsson (65 Bartalsstovu), Bjartalíð
  • Matchday 7 (12/10/2019)
    Faroe Islands-Romania
  • Matchday 8 (15/10/2019)
    Faroe Islands-Malta
  • Matchday 9 (15/11/2019)
    Norway-Faroe Islands
  • Matchday 10 (18/11/2019)
    Sweden-Faroe Islands

Romania

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group F - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Spain660017318
    Sweden632113811
    Romania631213710
    Norway62311189
    Malta61052133
    Faroe Islands60063200
    Matchday 1 (23/03/2019)
    Sweden 2-1 Romania
    1-0 Quaison 33, 2-0 Claesson 40, 2-1 Keșerü 58
    Tătăruşanu, Băluţă (78 Ivan), Manea, Chipciu, Puşcaş (64 Hagi), Stanciu, Bancu, Marin, Mitriță (46 Keșerü), Grigore, Săpunaru
  • Matchday 2 (26/03/2019)
    Romania 4-1 Faroe Islands
    1-0 Deac 26, 2-0 Keșerü 29, 3-0 Keșerü 33, 3-1 V. Davidsen 40 (P) , 4-1 Puşcaş 63
    Tătăruşanu, Benzar (46 Hagi), Moţi, Chipciu, Puşcaş, Stanciu (78 Man), Bancu, Keșerü (69 Cicâldău), Deac, Marin, Grigore
  • Matchday 3 (07/06/2019)
    Norway 2-2 Romania
    1-0 T. Elyounoussi 56, 2-0 Ødegaard 70, 2-1 Keșerü 77, 2-2 Keșerü 90+2
    Tătăruşanu, Toşca, Chipciu, Puşcaş (60 Ţucudean), Grozav (60 Hagi), Keșerü, Anton, Deac, Grigore, Săpunaru, Stanciu (71 Maxim)
  • Matchday 4 (10/06/2019)
    Malta 0-4 Romania
    0-1 Puşcaş 7, 0-2 Puşcaş 29, 0-3 Chipciu 34, 0-4 Man 90+1
    Tătăruşanu, Cristea, Nedelcearu (35 Săpunaru), Băluţă, Chipciu, Hagi, Puşcaş, Bancu, Keșerü (65 Man), Marin, Maxim (74 Rotariu)
  • Matchday 5 (05/09/2019)
    Romania 1-2 Spain
    0-1 Ramos 29 (P) , 0-2 Paco Alcácer 47, 1-2 Andone 59
    Tătăruşanu, Benzar, Toşca, Nedelcearu, Chiricheş, Stanciu (63 Hagi), Puşcaş, Keșerü (56 Andone), Deac (71 Maxim), Marin, Grigore
  • Matchday 6 (08/09/2019)
    Romania 1-0 Malta
    1-0 Puşcaş 47
    Tătăruşanu, Rus, Chiricheş, Chipciu, Puşcaş (76 Keșerü), Hagi (72 Grozav), Marin (59 Stanciu), Bordeianu, Ștefan, Cicâldău, Andone
  • Matchday 7 (12/10/2019)
    Faroe Islands-Romania
  • Matchday 8 (15/10/2019)
    Romania-Norway
  • Matchday 9 (15/11/2019)
    Romania-Sweden
  • Matchday 10 (18/11/2019)
    Spain-Romania

Last updated 10/09/2019 12:47CET

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.