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RomaniaRomaniaSan Marino Stadium - SerravalleTuesday 18 June 2019
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Group C - Matchday 1
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    Previous meetings Only this chapter

    Head to Head

    No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

    Last updated 24/05/2019 15:30CET

    Match background Only this chapter

    Romania and Croatia will be keen to make an early impact at the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship as they meet on matchday one in Serravalle.

    • Both teams are ending lengthy absences from the tournament ahead of their fixture at the San Marino Stadium – the first UEFA finals match to be played in San Marino.

    Previous meetings
    • This is the sides' first U21 fixture.

    U21 EURO 2019: Guide to the host cities

    • They have also been infrequent opponents in the European U19 and U17 Championships. They have met only twice in competitive U19 games – both in 2004 – while they have also played twice in U17 qualifying, most recently in March 2010.

    Form guide
    Romania
    • Romania are appearing in the final tournament for only the second time, and the first in 21 years; they lost to the Netherlands in the quarter-finals of the 1998 tournament, which Romania hosted.

    • Romania lost all three games at those 1998 finals; they were subsequently beaten by Germany (0-1) and Russia (1-2) to finish in eighth place.

    • Since that appearance 21 years ago, Romania have reached the play-offs twice, losing over two legs to France (0-5) ahead of the 2002 finals and England (1-2) in 2011 qualifying.

    Meet the U21 EURO teams: Romania

    • This time round, however, Romania were one of five teams to qualify unbeaten (W7 D3), with their four goals conceded the joint lowest total along with England. They won their final four qualifiers, keeping clean sheets in the last three to make it six overall in the group.

    Croatia
    • Croatia are ending a 15-year wait to feature in the final tournament; the most recent of their two previous appearances came in 2004 when, as on their 2000 debut, they finished bottom of their section having failed to win a game, drawing one and losing two on each occasion.

    • Croatia's record in the final tournament group stage is therefore W0 D2 L4 F7 A11.

    • Croatia have lost in the play-offs three times since their last finals appearance, in 2006 (Serbia and Montenegro, 2-5 on aggregate), 2011 (Spain, 1-5 agg) and 2015 (England, 2-4 agg).

    • This time round, Croatia finished top of qualifying Group 1 with 25 points from their ten games (W8 D1 L1). A closing run of four successive victories, with 14 goals scored and none conceded, proved crucial – particularly the 2-0 win at home to Greece in their penultimate fixture which ultimately took Nenad Gračan's team through on head-to-head record after the teams had finished level on points.

    Croatia team preview

    Links and trivia
    • Croatia beat Romania 1-0 in the last 16 of the 1998 FIFA World Cup, Davor Šuker – the current president of the Croatian Football Federation – scoring the only goal from the penalty spot.

    • At 38, Romania's Mirel Rădoi is the youngest coach at the final tournament – by nine years.

    • Romania's Alex Paşcanu and Croatia's Filip Benković are both on the books of English Premier League club Leicester, though neither has played for the first team.

    • George Puşcaş scored twice in Romania's 4-0 win away to Malta in a UEFA EURO 2020 qualifier on 10 June. Fellow U21 squad members Ionuţ Nedelcanu, Ianis Hagi and Tudor Băluţă were also in the starting XI, with Dennis Man coming on in the second half. Puşcaş was also a starter and Hagi a substitute in a 2-2 draw away to Norway in the same competition three days earlier.

    • Josip Brekalo started Croatia's UEFA EURO 2020 qualifier against Wales in Osijek on 8 June, helping his side to a 2-1 win.

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/season=2019/matches/round=2000799/match=2025986/prematch/background/index.html#romania+croatia+facts

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    Squad list Only this chapter

    Romania - Squad list
    Current seasonOverall
    Qual.FTTeam
    No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
    Goalkeepers
    1Ionuț Radu28/05/199722Genoa - 1000010-
    12Cătălin Cabuz18/06/199623Hermannstadt - 0000--
    23Daniel Vlad15/04/199920FCSB - 0000--
    Defenders
    2Radu Boboc24/04/199920Viitorul - 30003-
    3Florin-Bogdan Ștefan09/05/199623Sepsi Sfantu Gheorghe - 60006-
    4Alexandru Pașcanu28/09/199820Leicester - 1000010-
    5Ionuţ Nedelcearu25/04/199623Ufa - 7000121
    6Cristian Manea09/08/199721CFR Cluj - 600013-
    13Grigore Ricardo07/04/199920Dinamo Bucureşti - 0000--
    15Virgil Ghiţă04/06/199821Viitorul - 10001-
    18Adrian Rus18/03/199623Sepsi Sfantu Gheorghe - 30003-
    Midfielders
    7Florinel Coman10/04/199821FCSB - 810081
    10Ianis Hagi22/10/199820Viitorul - 920092
    14Vlad Dragomir24/04/199920Perugia - 0000--
    16Dragoş Nedelcu16/02/199722FCSB - 600014-
    17Alexandru Cicâldău08/07/199721Universitatea Craiova - 920092
    20Andrei Ciobanu 18/01/199821Viitorul - 40004-
    21Tudor Băluţă27/03/199920Viitorul - 0000--
    22Darius Olaru03/03/199821Gaz Metan - 0000--
    Forwards
    8Dennis Man26/08/199820FCSB - 830083
    9George Puşcaş08/04/199623Palermo - 87001811
    11Adrian Petre11/02/199821Esbjerg - 320032
    19Andrei Ivan04/01/199722Rapid Wien - 310041
    Coach
    -Matei Mirel Radoi22/03/198138 - 40004-
    Croatia - Squad list
    Current seasonOverall
    Qual.FTTeam
    No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
    Goalkeepers
    1Ivo Grbić18/01/199623Lokomotiva Zagreb - 0000--
    12Josip Posavec10/03/199623Hajduk Split - 1000010-
    23Adrian Šemper12/01/199821Chievo - 0000--
    Defenders
    2Filip Uremović11/02/199722Rubin - 310031
    3Borna Sosa21/01/199821Stuttgart - 90009-
    5Nikola Katić10/10/199622Rangers - 0000--
    6Filip Benković13/07/199721Celtic - 410072
    15Branimir Kalaica01/06/199821Benfica - 0000--
    16Toni Borevković18/06/199722Rio Ave - 0000--
    21Domagoj Bradarić10/12/199919Hajduk Split - 0000--
    Midfielders
    4Ivan Šunjić09/10/199622Dinamo Zagreb - 810081
    8Nikola Vlašić04/10/199721CSKA Moskva - 7500145
    9Marin Jakoliš26/12/199622Admira - 950095
    10Alen Halilović18/06/199623Standard Liège - 6200132
    11Luka Ivanušec26/11/199820Lokomotiva Zagreb - 60006-
    13Lovro Majer17/01/199821Dinamo Zagreb - 40004-
    14Kristijan Bistrović09/04/199821CSKA Moskva - 0000--
    17Toma Bašić25/11/199622Bordeaux - 40004-
    18Robert Murić12/03/199623Braga - 0000--
    20Nikola Moro12/03/199821Dinamo Zagreb - 610061
    Forwards
    7Josip Brekalo23/06/199820Wolfsburg - 10700127
    19Sandro Kulenović04/12/199919Legia - 0000--
    22Marijan Čabraja25/02/199722HNK Gorica - 0000--
    Coach
    -Nenad Gracan23/01/196257 - 1000026-

    Last updated 18/06/2019 13:56CET

    Head coach Only this chapter

    Mirel Rădoi

    Date of birth: 22 March 1981
    Nationality: Romanian
    Playing career: Extensiv Craiova, Steaua București (now FCSB), Al-Hilal, Al-Ain, Al-Ahli, Al-Arabi
    Coaching career: FCSB, Romania U21

    • Rădoi came through the youth ranks at home-town club Drobeta-Turnu Severin before joining Extensiv Craiova aged 18; a year and 14 top-flight appearances later, Steaua took him to Bucharest, where his fighting qualities made him a fan favourite.

    • Over eight and a half years at Steaua, Rădoi won three league titles and two Romanian Super Cups, also playing a key role as the club reached the 2005/06 UEFA Cup semi-finals – a campaign that provided 13 of his 50 UEFA club competition appearances in their colours.

    • Moved to the Middle East in January 2009, representing four clubs and winning two championships in both Saudi Arabia – where he was named player of the year in 2010 – and the UAE. Represented Romania 67 times, including at UEFA EURO 2008.

    • Upon retirement Rădoi returned to Steaua as head coach in July 2015, but lasted only five months in the post.

    • Joined the Romanian Football Federation in March 2018 to become sports manager of the Under-21 national side; following Daniel Isăilă's departure for Saudi Arabia that August, Rădoi stepped into his shoes, overseeing victories in the last four qualifiers to earn Romania a place in the finals for the first time since 1998.

    https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2609870.html#mirel+radoi

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    Nenad Gračan

    Date of birth: 23 January 1962
    Nationality: Croatian
    Playing career: Rijeka (twice) Orijent (loan), Hajduk Split, Real Oviedo
    Coaching career: Rijeka (twice), Hajduk Split, Koper, Osijek, Kamen Ingrad, Dinamo Zagreb, Pomorac Kostrena, Istra 1961, Nafta Lendava, Croatia Sesvete, Croatia U21

    • Gračan grew up very close to the legendary Stadion Kantrida in Rijeka, where he took his first footballing steps. Began his professional career in 1979 as a midfielder and spent seven years at his local club, Rijeka winning the Yugoslav Cup in his first season in the first team. He departed in 1986.

    • Went on to spend four years with both Hajduk, lifting the Yugoslav Cup again in 1987, and Spanish side Real Oviedo before his return to Rijeka in 1995.

    • A bronze medallist at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles – Yugoslavia beating Italy in the third-place play-off – Gračan won ten caps for the senior side between 1984 and 1986, scoring two goals.

    • Started his coaching career in 1995, once again at Rijeka, initially as an assistant before taking the top job three years later. One of only two coaches alongside Miroslav Blažević to have taken charge of Croatia's four biggest clubs – Hajduk, Dinamo Zagreb, Rijeka and Osijek – he had a second stint at Rijeka from November 2009, lasting 12 months.

    • In 2013, after Niko Kovač stepped up to take charge of the senior national side, Gračan was named Croatia's Under-21 coach. Missed out on the UEFA European Championship in 2015 and 2017, but made it third time lucky in 2019 – the first time Croatia had qualified in 15 years.

    https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2609867.html#nenad+gracan

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    Match officials Only this chapter

    • RefereeBobby Madden (SCO)
    • Assistant refereesFrancis Connor (SCO) , David Roome (SCO)
    • Video Assistant RefereeStuart Attwell (ENG)
    • Fourth officialGeorgi Kabakov (BUL)
    • Assistant Video Assistant RefereePaul Tierney (ENG)
    • UEFA DelegateMichal Mertinyak (SVK)
    • UEFA Referee observerStefano Podeschi (SMR)

    Referee

    NameDate of birthUnder-21 matchesUEFA matches
    Bobby Madden25/10/1978456

    Bobby Madden

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

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

    Finals
    N/A

    UEFA European Under-21 Championship matches featuring teams from 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
    16/07/2013UCL2QRCS Fola EschGNK Dinamo Zagreb0-5Differdange
    27/08/2015UELPORosenborg BKFCSB0-1Trondheim
    26/07/2016UCL3QRGNK Dinamo ZagrebFC Dinamo Tbilisi2-0Zagreb

    Last updated 16/06/2019 16:53CET

    Competition facts Only this chapter

    Under-21 historical statistics (competitive matches)

    Champions (hosts)
    2017: Germany 1-0 Spain (Poland)
    2015: Sweden 0-0 Portugal, aet, 4-3 pens (Czech Republic)
    2013: Spain 4-2 Italy (Israel)
    2011: Spain 2-0 Switzerland (Denmark)
    2009: Germany 4-0 England (Sweden)
    2007: Netherlands 4-1 Serbia (Netherlands)
    2006: Netherlands 3-0 Ukraine (Portugal)
    2004: Italy 3-0 Serbia and Montenegro (Germany)
    2002: Czech Republic 0-0 France, aet, 3-1 pens (Switzerland)
    2000: Italy 2-1 Czech Republic (Slovakia)
    1998: Spain 1-0 Greece (Romania)
    1996: Italy 1-1 Spain, aet, 4-2 pens (Spain)
    1994: Italy 1-0 Portugal, aet (France)
    1992 Italy 2-1 Sweden (agg; 2-0, 0-1)
    1990 USSR 7-3 Yugoslavia (agg; 4-2, 3-1)
    1988 France 3-0 Greece (agg; 0-0, 3-0)
    1986 Spain 3-3 Italy (agg; 1-2, 2-1, 3-0 pens)
    1984 England 3-0 Spain (agg; 1-0, 2-0)
    1982 England 5-4 West Germany (agg; 3-1, 2-3)
    1980 USSR 1-0 East Germany (agg; 0-0, 1-0)
    1978 Yugoslavia 5-4 East Germany (agg; 1-0, 4-4)
    Finals contested up to, and including 1992, were over two legs

    Final statistics

    • In 2007 the Netherlands became the first, and so far only, team to win the competition on home territory since the switch to a new format in 1994. Until then the final had been decided on a two-legged basis. Spain came closest in 1996, losing the final on penalties to Italy.

    • Since the 1992-94 change Italy have won four finals, the 2013 loss to Spain their first final reverse. The only other sides to have won it more than once are Spain (1998, 2011, 2013), Germany (2009, 2017) and the Netherlands (2006, 2007).

    • The 2013 edition was the highest-scoring single-match final as Thiago Alcántara's hat-trick helped Spain defeat Italy 4-2 in Jerusalem.

    • Seven red cards have been issued in single-match finals, most recently for Serbia's Aleksandar Kolarov in 2007.

    • Thiago's 2013 hat-trick was the first since 1994's move to a one-off game; Andrea Pirlo (Italy 2000), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands 2006) and Sandro Wagner (Germany 2009) have all scored twice in a one-off match. Prior to that Gary Owen (England 1982), Franck Sauzée (France 1988) and Andrei Sidelnikov (USSR 1990) had all scored twice in one leg of a final.

    • Vahid Halilhodžić (for Yugoslavia v East Germany 1978) and Pierre Littbarski (for West Germany v England 1982) are the other players to have scored a final hat-trick.

    • Since the single-match finals began three have ended in penalty shoot-outs, nine-man Italy triumphing 4-2 against Spain in 1996. The Czech Republic then prevailed 3-1 over France in 2002 and Sweden 4-3 against Portugal in 2015 following the competition's only two goalless finals.

    • Only the 1994 final has been decided in extra time, substitute Pierluigi Orlandini winning it for Italy against Portugal with the only goal in the 97th minute.

    • Ten players have won the European U21 title twice: Danny Thomas (England 1982, 1984), Dario Marcolin and Roberto Muzzi (Italy 1992, 1994), Fabio Cannavaro and Christian Panucci (Italy 1994, 1996), Kenneth Vermeer, Arnold Kruiswijk, Daniël de Ridder, Ron Vlaar and Haris Medunjanin (Netherlands 2006, 2007) and David de Gea, Thiago Alcántara, Martín Montoya, Iker Muniain and Diego Mariño (Spain 2011, 2013).

    • The fulcrum of Italy's 2006 FIFA World Cup-winning squad had also been involved in U21 final victories: Cannavaro (1994 and 1996), Filippo Inzaghi (1994), Francesco Totti and Alessandro Nesta (1996), Andrea Pirlo and Gennaro Gattuso (2000) and Marco Amelia, Daniele De Rossi, Alberto Gilardino and Andrea Barzagli (2004).

    • Germany's victorious 2014 World Cup squad included six members of the squad that lifted the 2009 U21 title in Sweden: Manuel Neuer, Benedikt Höwedes, Mats Hummels, Jérôme Boateng, Sami Khedira and Mesut Özil.

    • Laurent Blanc was the first player to achieve the treble of a U21 title (1988), a FIFA World Cup winners' medal (1998) and a UEFA European Championship victory (2000). Spain duo Juan Mata and Javi Martínez were the next players to do so after glory at the 2010 World Cup, U21s in Denmark in 2011 and UEFA EURO 2012.

    Leading scorers

    All time (including qualifying)
    Lampros Choutos (Greece) 15
    Tomáš Pekhart (Czech Republic) 15
    Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands) 14
    Roy Makaay (Netherlands) 14

    All time (final tournaments)
    Marcus Berg (Sweden) 7
    Vahid Halilhodžić (Yugoslavia) 6
    Pierre Littbarski (West Germany) 6
    Adrian López (Spain) 5
    Saúl Ñíguez (Spain) 5

    Finals top scorers
    2017: Saúl Ñíguez (Spain) 5
    2015: Jan Kliment (Czech Republic) 3
    2013: Álvaro Morata (Spain) 4
    2011: Adrián (Spain) 5
    2009: Marcus Berg (Sweden) 7
    2007: Maceo Rigters (Netherlands) 4
    2006: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands) 4
    2004: Alberto Gilardino (Italy), Johan Elmander (Sweden) 4
    2002: Massimo Maccarone (Italy) 3
    2000: David Jarolím (Czech Republic), Igor Tudor (Croatia), Lukáš Došek (Czech Republic) 2
    1998: Steffen Iversen (Norway), Nikos Liberopoulos (Greece) 3
    1996: Raúl González (Spain) 3
    1994: João Vieira Pinto (Portugal) 3
    1992: Renato Buso (Italy) 3
    1990: Davor Šuker (Yugoslavia), Andrei Sidelnikov (USSR) 3
    1988: Aris Karasavvidis (Greece) 5
    1986: Gianluca Vialli (Italy) 4
    1984: Mark Hateley (England) 6
    1982: Pierre Littbarski (West Germany) 6
    1980: Ramaz Shengelia (USSR) 3
    1978: Vahid Halilhodžić (Yugoslavia) 6

    Leading scorers per U21 campaign (qualifying to final)
    2017: Patrik Schick (Czech Republic) 11
    2015: Saido Berahino (England) 10
    2013: Rodrigo (Spain) 12
    2011: Tomáš Pekhart (Czech Republic) 10
    2009: Robert Acquafresca (Italy) 8
    2007: Nikita Bazhenov (Russia), Igor Denisov (Russia), Dragan Mrdja (Serbia), Maceo Rigters (Netherlands), Theo Walcott (England) 4
    2006: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands) 14
    2004: Alberto Gilardino (Italy) 11
    2002: Ricardo Cabanas (Switzerland) 9
    2000: Lampros Choutos (Greece) 15
    1998: Steffen Iversen (Norway) 9
    1996: Roy Makaay (Netherlands), Ole Gunnar Solskjær (Norway) 10
    1994: Toni (Portugal) 8
    1992: Peter Møller (Denmark) 9
    1990: Igor Kolyvanov (USSR) 9
    1988: Aristidis Karasavidis (Greece) 5
    1986: Gianluca Vialli (Italy) 4
    1984: Mark Hateley (England) 6
    1982: Pierre Littbarski (West Germany) 6
    1980: Ramaz Shengelia (USSR) 3
    1978: Vahid Halilhodžić (Yugoslavia) 6

    Biggest win:
    All-time
    14-0: Spain v San Marino, 08/02/05
    2006 qualifying group stage, Santo Domingo, El Ejido

    Final tournament
    6-0: England v Turkey, 29/05/00
    Group stage, Tehelné Pole Stadium, Bratislava

    Final
    4-0: Germany v England, 29/06/09
    Malmö New Stadium, Malmo, Sweden

    Most goals in a game:
    14: Spain 14-0 San Marino, 08/02/05
    2006 qualifying group stage, Santo Domingo, El Ejido

    Final tournament
    7: Czech Republic 4-3 Croatia, 01/06/00
    Group stage, Mestský Stadium, Trencin, Slovakia

    Final
    8: Yugoslavia 4-4 East Germany, 31/05/78
    (second leg, Yugoslavia won 5-4 on agg), Mostar, Yugoslavia

    Record attendance:
    42,000: Turkey 1-1 Germany, 18/11/03
    2004 qualifying play-off, Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, Istanbul

    Final tournament
    35,500: Italy 1-1 Spain (Italy won 4-2 on pens) 31/05/96
    Final, Olímpico de Montjuïc, Barcelona

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/news/newsid=1640650.html#competition+facts

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    Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

    Romania

    • Under-21 - Qualifying round
      (13/06/2017)
      Liechtenstein 0-2 Romania
      0-1 Puşcaş 45, 0-2 Puşcaş 71
      Radu, Pascanu, Radu, Nedelcearu, Manea, Casap (76 Oaidă), Puşcaş, Hagi (68 Coman), Morutan (46 Ciobanu ), Dulca, Măţan
    • (01/09/2017)
      Bosnia and Herzegovina 1-3 Romania
      1-0 Nedelcu 23 (og) , 1-1 Puşcaş 32, 1-2 Coman 54, 1-3 Man 90+5
      Radu, Radu (70 Stefan), Pascanu, Nedelcearu, Manea, Dulca (40 Coman), Puşcaş, Hagi, Cicâldău, Nedelcu, Costache (64 Man)
    • (05/09/2017)
      Romania 1-1 Switzerland
      0-1 Oberlin 19, 1-1 Puşcaş 22
      Radu, Radu (77 Stefan), Pascanu, Nedelcearu, Manea, Coman, Puşcaş, Hagi (83 Man), Cicâldău, Nedelcu, Costache (45 Ciobanu )
    • (06/10/2017)
      Switzerland 0-2 Romania
      0-1 Dobre 24, 0-2 Cicâldău 87
      Radu, Radu, Pascanu, Manea, Puşcaş (88 Tudorie), Hagi (77 Screciu), Dobre, Nedelcearu, Burlacu (65 Costache), Dulca, Cicâldău
    • (10/11/2017)
      Romania 1-1 Portugal
      0-1 Diogo Gonçalves 16, 1-1 Man 66
      Radu, Radu, Pascanu, Nedelcearu, Manea, Coman (90 Balaure), Man, Puşcaş (84 Dobre), Hagi (65 Petre), Marin, Cicâldău
    • (14/11/2017)
      Wales 0-0 Romania
      Radu, Radu, Pascanu, Nedelcearu, Manea, Coman (94 Olteanu), Man (79 Dobre), Puşcaş, Nedelcu (84 Dulca), Marin, Cicâldău
    • (07/09/2018)
      Portugal 1-2 Romania
      0-1 Cicâldău 52, 0-2 Ivan 59, 1-2 João Carvalho 85
      Radu, Boboc, Stefan (90 Borța), Nedelcearu, Pascanu, Coman, Man (97 Ciobanu ), Ivan, Hagi (77 Rus), Nedelcu, Cicâldău
    • (11/09/2018)
      Romania 2-0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
      1-0 Petre 16, 2-0 Hagi 70
      Radu, Boboc (74 Ciobanu ), Stefan, Pascanu, Coman (68 Măţan), Man, Hagi, Petre, Oaidă, Cicâldău (84 Dulca), Rus
    • (12/10/2018)
      Romania 2-0 Wales
      1-0 Man 55, 2-0 Puşcaş 71
      Radu, Boboc, Stefan, Pascanu, Coman (66 Puşcaş), Man (77 Morutan), Hagi (90 Oaidă), Nedelcu, Cicâldău, Rus, Ivan
    • (16/10/2018)
      Romania 4-0 Liechtenstein
      1-0 Puşcaş 14, 2-0 Hagi 25, 3-0 Puşcaş 39, 4-0 Petre 78
      Radu, Stefan, Pascanu, Ghiţă, Man (57 Măţan), Puşcaş, Hagi (64 Morutan), Butean, Nedelcu, Cicâldău, Ivan (74 Petre)
    • Group stage – final tournament
      Group C - Group Standings
      TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
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      England0000000
      France0000000
      Romania0000000
      Matchday 1 (18/06/2019)
      Romania-Croatia
    • Matchday 2 (21/06/2019)
      England-Romania
    • Matchday 3 (24/06/2019)
      France-Romania

    Croatia

    • Under-21 - Qualifying round
      (31/08/2017)
      Moldova 0-3 Croatia
      0-1 Ćorić 4, 0-2 Brekalo 43, 0-3 Brekalo 61
      Posavec, Karačić, Sosa, Moro (71 Balić), Ćaleta-Car, Šunjić, Brekalo, Ćorić (58 Majer), Jakoliš, Halilović (89 Bašić), Pongračić
    • (05/10/2017)
      Croatia 2-1 Belarus
      0-1 Bakhar 48, 1-1 Šimić 90+3, 2-1 Benković 90+6
      Posavec, Karačić, Sosa, Šunjić, Benković, Moro, Brekalo, Jakoliš, Vlašić (77 Balić), Šimić, Ivanušec (57 Turčin)
    • (09/10/2017)
      Croatia 5-1 Czech Republic
      1-0 Karačić 9, 2-0 Vlašić 36, 3-0 Brekalo 47, 4-0 Moro 63, 4-1 Mihálik 70, 5-1 Vlašić 80
      Posavec, Karačić, Sosa, Šunjić, Benković, Moro, Brekalo (92 Mamić), Jakoliš (89 Ćorić), Vlašić, Šimić, Balić (84 Ivanušec)
    • (08/11/2017)
      Croatia 5-0 San Marino
      1-0 Jakoliš 45, 2-0 Bočkaj 60, 3-0 Jakoliš 69, 4-0 Jakoliš 80, 5-0 Brekalo 90+3
      Posavec, Karačić, Sosa, Šunjić (78 Bašić), Ćaleta-Car, Brekalo, Ćorić (83 Ivanušec), Jakoliš, Bočkaj (73 Majer), Šimić, Balić
    • (13/11/2017)
      Greece 1-1 Croatia
      1-0 Manthatis 65, 1-1 Brekalo 74
      Posavec, Karačić, Sosa, Šunjić, Ćaleta-Car, Brekalo, Jakoliš (97 Bašić), Moro, Bočkaj (46 Majer), Šimić, Balić (70 Ivanušec)
    • (23/03/2018)
      Czech Republic 2-1 Croatia
      1-0 Lischka 13, 1-1 Ćaleta-Car 62, 2-1 Hašek 71
      Posavec, Karačić, Sosa, Balić, Ćaleta-Car, Moro, Brekalo, Vlašić (83 Fiolić), Halilović, Ćorić (62 Majer), Šimić
    • (27/03/2018)
      Croatia 4-0 Moldova
      1-0 Vlašić 35, 2-0 Jakoliš 47, 3-0 Vlašić 50, 4-0 Karačić 74
      Posavec, Karačić, Sosa, Balić, Ćaleta-Car, Moro (13 Fiolić), Brekalo, Vlašić, Jakoliš (65 Roguljić), Halilović (76 Ćorić), Šimić
    • (10/09/2018)
      Belarus 0-4 Croatia
      0-1 Jakoliš 16, 0-2 Šunjić 44, 0-3 Halilović 46, 0-4 Brekalo 65
      Posavec, Uremović, Sosa, Šunjić, Ćaleta-Car, Benković, Brekalo (89 Fiolić), Vlašić, Jakoliš (83 Babić), Halilović, Mudražija (70 Knežević)
    • (12/10/2018)
      Croatia 2-0 Greece
      1-0 Pasalidis 41 (og) , 2-0 Brekalo 90+4
      Posavec, Uremović, Sosa, Šunjić, Ćaleta-Car, Benković, Brekalo (95 Babić), Vlašić, Jakoliš, Halilović (78 Fiolić), Ivanušec
    • (15/10/2018)
      San Marino 0-4 Croatia
      0-1 Halilović 48, 0-2 Vlašić 53, 0-3 Uremović 61, 0-4 Bosančić 68
      Posavec, Uremović, Mamić, Šunjić, Bosančić, Brekalo, Vlašić (64 Fiolić), Jakoliš (87 Babić), Halilović, Ivanušec, Oluić (77 Bašić)
    • Group stage – final tournament
      Group C - Group Standings
      TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
      Croatia0000000
      England0000000
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      Romania0000000
      Matchday 1 (18/06/2019)
      Romania-Croatia
    • Matchday 2 (21/06/2019)
      France-Croatia
    • Matchday 3 (24/06/2019)
      Croatia-England

    Last updated 10/06/2019 15:49CET

    Team facts Only this chapter

    Romania

    Tournament record
    2017: did not qualify
    2015:
    did not qualify
    2013: did not qualify
    2011: play-offs
    2009: did not qualify
    2007: did not qualify
    2006: did not qualify
    2004: did not qualify
    2002: play-offs
    2000: did not qualify
    1998: eighth place
    1996: did not qualify
    1994: did not qualify
    1992: did not qualify
    1990: did not qualify
    1988: did not qualify
    1986: did not qualify
    1984: did not qualify
    1982: did not qualify
    1980: did not qualify
    1978: did not qualify

    Biggest wins

    Final tournament
    4-1: Romania v Croatia, 18/06/19
    Group stage, San Marino Stadium, Serravalle

    Qualifying
    0-5 twice, most recently v Azerbaijan, 25/04/95
    Qualifying group stage, Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadyumu, Trabzon

    Heaviest defeats

    Final tournament
    2-1 twice, most recently v Russia, 30/05/98
    Seventh-place play-off, Lia Manoliu, Bucharest
    0-1: Romania v Germany, 26/05/98
    Classification play-off, Cotroceni, Bucharest

    Qualifying
    8-0: Germany v Romania, 09/09/14
    Qualifying group stage, MDCC-Arena, Magdeburg

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/news/newsid=2610450.html#team+facts+romania

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    Croatia

    Tournament record
    2017: did not qualify
    2015:
    play-offs
    2013: did not qualify
    2011: play-offs
    2009: did not qualify
    2007: did not qualify
    2006: play-offs
    2004: group stage
    2002: play-offs
    2000: group stage
    1998: did not qualify
    1996: did not qualify

    Biggest wins

    Final tournament
    N/A

    Qualifying
    6-1: Croatia v Bosnia & Herzegovina, 05/09/97
    Qualifying group stage, Stadion Gradski vrt, Osijek
    5-0 twice, most recently v San Marino, 08/11/17
    Qualifying group stage, Gradski stadium, Velika Gorica

    Heaviest defeats

    Final tournament
    4-1: Romania v Croatia, 18/06/19
    Group stage, San Marino Stadium, Serravalle

    Qualifying
    6-0: Spain v Croatia, 10/11/12
    Qualifying group stage, Estadio José Rico Pérez, Alicante

    https://www.uefa.com/under21/news/newsid=2610446.html#team+facts+croatia

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    Legend

    :: Squad list
    No: number  DoB: date of birth  Qual: qualifying  FT: final tournament  Pld: played  Gls: goals  Overall U21: all-time qualifying and final tournament data

    :: Match officials
    Nat: nationality  DoB: date of birth

    Under-21: Total matches officiated in the UEFA European U21 Championship including all qualifying round matches. Matches as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records in the competition.

    UEFA: Total matches officiated in all UEFA competitions including all qualifying round matches. Matches where the official has acted as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records in the competition.

    :: Group statistics/Tournament schedule
    Pos: position  Pld: played  W: won  D: drawn  L: lost  GF: goals for  GA: goals against  Pts: points

    :: NOTE: All-time statistics
    Goals totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (eg. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored from the penalty mark during a penalty shoot-out.

    Competitions

    Club competitions
    • UCL: UEFA Champions League
    • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
    • UEL: UEFA Europa League
    • UCUP: UEFA Cup
    • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
    • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
    • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
    • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
    National team competitions
    • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
    • WC: FIFA World Cup
    • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
    • FRIE: Friendly internationals
    • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
    • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
    • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
    • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
    • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
    • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
    • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
    • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

    Competition stages

    • F: Final
    • GS: Group stage
    • GS1: First group stage
    • GS2: Second group stage
    • 3QR: Third qualifying round
    • R1: First round
    • R2: Second round
    • R3: Third round
    • R4: Fourth round
    • PR: Preliminary round
    • SF: Semi-finals
    • QF: Quarter-finals
    • R16: round of 16
    • QR: Qualifying round
    • R32: Round of 32
    • 1QR: First qualifying round
    • 1st: first leg
    • 2QR: Second qualifying round
    • 2nd: second leg
    • FT: Final tournament
    • PO: Play-off
    • ELITE: Elite round
    • Rep: Replay
    • 3rdPO: Third-place play-off
    • PO - FT: Play-off for Final Tournament
    • GS-FT: Group stage – final tournament

    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
    • f: Match forfeited

    Statistics

    • -: Denotes player substituted
    • +: Denotes player introduced
    • *: Denotes player sent off
    • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

    Squad list

    • D: Disciplinary
    • *: Misses next match if booked
    • S: Suspended
    • Overall: Total appearances in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship final tournament only
    • 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.