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UEFA EURO: Romania - Norway Match press kits

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RomaniaRomaniaArena Națională - BucharestTuesday 15 October 2019
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Group F - Matchday 8
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2020 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/06/2019QR (GS)Norway - Romania2-2OsloT. Elyounoussi 56, Ødegaard 70; Keșerü 77, 90+2
UEFA EURO 2004
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/06/2003PR (GS)Norway - Romania1-1OsloSolskjær 78 (P); I Ganea 64
12/10/2002PR (GS)Romania - Norway0-1
BucharestIversen 83
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
03/06/1981QR (GS)Romania - Norway1-0
BucharestŢicleanu 67
24/09/1980QR (GS)Norway - Romania1-1OsloHareide 20; Iordănescu 10
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Romania10012020----302134
Norway20201100----312043
FIFA*
Romania11001010----211021
Norway10101001----201112
Friendlies
Romania------------733184
Norway------------713348
Total
Romania21013030----12462139
Norway30302101----12264913

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 10/09/2019 13:01CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Romania - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Ciprian Tătăruşanu09/02/198633Lyon - 7000
-Florin Niță03/07/198732Sparta Praha - 0000
-Ionuț Radu28/05/199722Genoa - 0000
Defenders
-Romario Benzar26/03/199227Lecce - 3000
-Alin Toşca14/03/199227Gazişehir Gaziantep - 2000
-Ionuţ Nedelcearu25/04/199623Ufa - 3000
-Adrian Rus18/03/199623Fehérvár - 2000
-Andrei Burcă15/04/199326CFR Cluj - 0000
-Vasile Mogos31/10/199226Cremonese - 0000
Midfielders
-Ciprian Deac16/02/198633CFR Cluj - 3100
-Paul Anton10/05/199128Krylya Sovetov*2000
-Nicolae Stanciu07/05/199326Slavia Praha - 6000
-Ionuţ Mitriță08/02/199524New York City - 2100
-Răzvan Marin23/05/199623Ajax - 5000
-Dan Nistor06/05/198831Dinamo Bucureşti - 0000
-Alexandru Cicâldău08/07/199722Universitatea Craiova - 2000
-Ianis Hagi22/10/199820Genk - 7000
-Nicusor Bancu18/09/199227Universitatea Craiova - 4000
-Mihai Bordeianu18/11/199127CFR Cluj - 1000
Forwards
-Claudiu Keșerü02/12/198632Ludogorets - 7600
-George Puşcaş08/04/199623Reading - 7500
-Florin Andone11/04/199326Galatasaray - 3100
-Florinel Coman10/04/199821FCSB - 1000
Coach
-Cosmin Contra15/12/197543 - 7000
Norway - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Rune Jarstein29/09/198435Hertha - 5000
-Ørjan Nyland10/09/199029Aston Villa - 0000
-Sondre Rossbach07/02/199623Odd - 0000
Defenders
-Even Hovland14/02/198930Rosenborg - 2000
-Omar Elabdellaoui05/12/199127Olympiacos - 7000
-Jonas Svensson06/03/199326AZ Alkmaar - 0000
-Kristoffer Ajer17/04/199821Celtic*5000
-Birger Meling17/12/199424Rosenborg - 0000
-Haitam Aleesami31/07/199128Amiens - 7000
-Sigurd Rosted22/07/199425Gent - 0000
-Jacob Glesnes25/03/199425Strømsgodset - 0000
Midfielders
-Stefan Johansen08/01/199128Fulham - 5100
-Markus Henriksen25/07/199227Hull - 6000
-Fredrik Midtsjø11/08/199326AZ Alkmaar - 1000
-Ole Selnæs07/07/199425Shenzhen - 7000
-Martin Ødegaard17/12/199820Real Sociedad - 7100
-Sander Berge14/02/199821Genk - 5100
Forwards
-Tarik Elyounoussi23/02/198831AIK - 5100
-Joshua King15/01/199227Bournemouth*6400
-Mohamed Elyounoussi04/08/199425Celtic - 2000
-Alexander Sørloth05/12/199523Trabzonspor - 2000
-Bjorn Johnsen06/11/199127Rosenborg*5300
-Mathias Normann28/05/199623Rostov - 1000
Coach
-Lars Lagerbäck16/07/194871 - 7000

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Head coach Only this chapter

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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Lars Lagerbäck

Date of birth: 16 July 1948
Nationality: Swedish
Playing career: Alby, Gimonäs
Coaching career: Kilafors, Arbrå, Hudiksvalls, Sweden (youth sides), Sweden, Nigeria, Iceland, Norway

• A lower-league player, Lagerbäck began his coaching career in 1977 with Kilafors, joining the Swedish Football Association (SvFF) as a youth coach after spells with two other modest club sides Arbrå and Hudiksvall. Coached the national Under-21 and B teams until Tommy Söderberg took him on as his assistant with the senior national squad in 1998.

• Söderberg and Lagerbäck managed Sweden in tandem from 2000, reaching UEFA EURO 2000, the 2002 FIFA World Cup and the quarter-finals of UEFA EURO 2004; following Söderberg's departure, Lagerbäck took the troops to the 2006 World Cup and UEFA EURO 2008 single-handed.

• Stepped down after failing to lead Sweden to the 2010 World Cup finals, but ended up travelling to that tournament as coach of Nigeria.

• Appointed Iceland boss in October 2011, he steered the side to the 2014 World Cup play-offs where they lost to Croatia. Agreed a new contract that would mean he handed over the reins to assistant Heimir Hallgrímsson at the end of the UEFA EURO 2016 campaign – and promptly guided Iceland to their first ever major tournament.

• Even better was to follow as Iceland knocked out England en route to reaching the quarter-finals, where they lost to France, and in February 2017 Lagerbäck came out of retirement to take over as coach of Norway, his new side picking up ten points from their six 2018 World Cup qualifiers under his watch and going on to win promotion in the UEFA Nations League.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2452528.html#lars+lagerback

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeBobby Madden (SCO)
  • Assistant refereesDavid Roome (SCO) , Sean Carr (SCO)
  • Fourth officialNicholas Walsh (SCO)
  • UEFA DelegateFrantišek Laurinec (SVK)
  • UEFA Referee observerRobert Sedlacek (AUT)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Bobby Madden25/10/1978462

Bobby Madden

Referee since: 2002
First division: 2010
FIFA badge: 2010

Tournaments: 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

Finals
N/A

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
27/08/2015UELPORosenborg BKFCSB0-1Trondheim
25/02/2016UELR32Molde FKSevilla FC1-0Molde
18/06/2019U21GS-FTRomaniaCroatia4-1Serravalle

Last updated 15/10/2019 10:59CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Romania

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group F - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Spain761018419
    Sweden742117814
    Romania741216713
    Norway724112910
    Malta71062173
    Faroe Islands70073230
    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 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 0-3 Romania
    0-1 Puşcaş 74, 0-2 Mitriță 83, 0-3 Keșerü 90+4
    Tătăruşanu, Benzar, Nedelcearu, Chiricheş (39 Rus), Coman (69 Mitriță), Stanciu, Puşcaş, Hagi, Bancu, Anton, Andone (65 Keșerü)
  • Matchday 8 (15/10/2019)
    Romania-Norway
  • Matchday 9 (15/11/2019)
    Romania-Sweden
  • Matchday 10 (18/11/2019)
    Spain-Romania

Norway

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group F - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Spain761018419
    Sweden742117814
    Romania741216713
    Norway724112910
    Malta71062173
    Faroe Islands70073230
    Matchday 1 (23/03/2019)
    Spain 2-1 Norway
    1-0 Rodrigo 16, 1-1 King 65 (P) , 2-1 Ramos 71 (P)
    Jarstein, Aleesami, Ajer, Nordtveit, King, Johansen (77 Kamara), T. Elyounoussi (55 Johnsen), Elabdellaoui, Selnæs, Henriksen, Ødegaard (56 Elyounoussi)
  • Matchday 2 (26/03/2019)
    Norway 3-3 Sweden
    1-0 Johnsen 41, 2-0 King 59, 2-1 Claesson 70, 2-2 Nordtveit 86 (og) , 2-3 Quaison 90+1, 3-3 Kamara 90+7
    Jarstein, Aleesami, Ajer, Nordtveit, King, Elyounoussi (72 Kamara), Elabdellaoui, Selnæs, Henriksen, Ødegaard, Johnsen (87 Sørloth)
  • 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
    Grytebust, Aleesami, Ajer, Nordtveit, King, T. Elyounoussi (84 Kamara), Elabdellaoui, Berge, Selnæs, Henriksen, Ødegaard
  • Matchday 4 (10/06/2019)
    Faroe Islands 0-2 Norway
    0-1 Johnsen 49, 0-2 Johnsen 83
    André Hansen, Aleesami, Ajer, Nordtveit, T. Elyounoussi (58 Kamara), Elabdellaoui, Berge, Selnæs (81 Midtsjø), Henriksen (72 Johansen), Ødegaard, Johnsen
  • Matchday 5 (05/09/2019)
    Norway 2-0 Malta
    1-0 Berge 34, 2-0 King 45+1 (P)
    Jarstein, Aleesami, Hovland, Nordtveit, King (58 Johnsen), Johansen (76 Normann), Elabdellaoui, Berge, Selnæs, Ødegaard, Haaland (66 T. Elyounoussi)
  • Matchday 6 (08/09/2019)
    Sweden 1-1 Norway
    0-1 Johansen 45, 1-1 Forsberg 60
    Jarstein, Aleesami, Reginiussen, Nordtveit, King, Johansen (76 Haaland), Elabdellaoui, Berge, Selnæs, Henriksen (64 T. Elyounoussi), Ødegaard
  • Matchday 7 (12/10/2019)
    Norway 1-1 Spain
    0-1 Saúl Ñíguez 47, 1-1 King 90+4 (P)
    Jarstein, Aleesami, Ajer, Nordtveit (30 Hovland), King, Johansen (63 Sørloth), Elabdellaoui, Berge, Selnæs, Henriksen (83 Johnsen), Ødegaard
  • Matchday 8 (15/10/2019)
    Romania-Norway
  • Matchday 9 (15/11/2019)
    Norway-Faroe Islands
  • Matchday 10 (18/11/2019)
    Malta-Norway

Last updated 13/10/2019 09:59CET

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.