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Romania invite omitted five to EURO as guests

Romania coach Anghel Iordănescu has invited Alin Toşca, Andrei Ivan, Ioan Hora, Adrian Ropotan and Alexandru Maxim to UEFA EURO 2016 as guests after leaving them out of his final squad.

Anghel Iordănescu was forced to cut five players from his initial squad
Anghel Iordănescu was forced to cut five players from his initial squad ©AFP/Getty Images

Romania squad for UEFA EURO 2016
Goalkeepers: Ciprian Tătăruşanu (Fiorentina), Costel Pantilimon (Watford), Silviu Lung (Astra Giurgiu).

Defenders: Cristian Săpunaru (Pandurii Târgu Jiu), Alexandru Matel (Dinamo Zagreb), Vlad Chiricheş (Napoli), Valerică Găman (Astra Giurgiu), Cosmin Moţi (Ludogorets), Dragoş Grigore (Al-Sailiya), Răzvan Raţ (Rayo Vallecano), Steliano Filip (Dinamo Bucureşti).

Midfielders: Mihai Pintilii (Steaua Bucureşti), Ovidiu Hoban (Hapoel Beer Sheva), Andrei Prepeliţă (Ludogorets), Adrian Popa (Steaua Bucureşti), Gabriel Torje (Osmanlıspor), Alexandru Chipciu (Steaua Bucureşti), Nicolae Stanciu (Steaua Bucureşti), Lucian Sânmărtean (al-Ittihad).

Forwards: Claudiu Keșerü (Ludogorets), Bogdan Stancu (Gençlerbirliği), Florin Andone (Córdoba), Denis Alibec (Astra Giurgiu).

Highlights: France beat Romania at EURO '96

Romania coach Anghel Iordănescu has invited Alin Toşca, Andrei Ivan, Ioan Hora, Adrian Ropotan and Alexandru Maxim to France as guests after cutting them from his final squad for UEFA EURO 2016.

"I would like to thank all players who were present in Italy [for the recent training camp], as well as their clubs," said Iordănescu. "I am so sorry that I had to leave out five players, but together with the bosses of the Romanian FA we have decided to invite all five to EURO as our guests."

Romania's Group A fixtures
10/06: France v Romania (Saint-Denis)
15/06: Romania v Switzerland (Paris)
19/06: Romania v Albania (Lyon)