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World Cup Highlights

 Seventh participation in the World Cup
 Quarterfinalist in 1994 in the United States
 Three-time participant in the second round (1934, 1938, 1990)

First-Round Schedule

Day, Time (EDT) Opponent Site TV
Monday, June 15, 11:30 a.m. Colombia Lyon ESPN
Monday, June 22, 3 p.m. England Toulouse ESPN
Friday, June 26, 3 p.m. Tunisia Saint-Denis ESPN2

Complete First-Round Schedule


Pos. Name Age Club
GKBogdan Stelea30Salamanca
GKFlorin Prunea29Dynamo Bucharest
GKDumitru Stingaciu33Kocaelispor
DGheorghe Popescu30Galatasaray
DDan Petrescu30Chelsea
DAnton Dobos32AEK Athens
DCristian Dulca25Rapid Bucharest
DTibor Selymes27Anderlecht
DLiviu Ciobotariu27National Bucharest
DIulian Filipescu24Galatasaray
MGheorghe Hagi33Galatasaray
MGabriel Popescu24National Bucharest
MLucian Marinescu25Rapid Bucharest
MOvidiu Stanga25PSV Eindhoven
MConstantin Galca26Espanyol
MDorinel Munteanu30Cologne
MIlie Dumitrescu29Atlante Bergamo
FRadu Niculescu23National Bucharest
FMarius Lacatus34Steaua Bucharest
FGheorghe Craioveanu30Real Sociedad
FAdrian Ilie24Valencia
FViorel Moldovan25Grasshoppers

Road to France

Won Lost Tied GF GA
How Qualified: First place in UEFA Group 8
Oct. 11, 1997Ireland 1, Romania 1
Sept. 10, 1997Romania 4, Iceland 0
Sept. 6, 1997Liechtenstein 1, Romania 8
Aug. 20, 1997Romania 4, Macedonia 2
April 30, 1997Romania 1, Ireland 0
April 2, 1997Lithuania 0, Romania 1
March 29, 1997Romania 8, Liechtenstein 0
Dec. 14, 1996Macedonia 0, Romania 3
Oct. 9, 1996Iceland 0, Romania 4
Aug. 31, 1996Romania 3, Lithuania 0

Facts and Figures

Location: Southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea between Bulgaria and the Ukraine
Population: 23.2 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: Bucharest
Comparative area: Slightly smaller than Oregon
Religions: Romanian Orthodox 70 percent, Roman Catholic 6 percent (of which 3 percent are Uniate), Protestant 6 percent, unaffiliated 18 percent
Landscape: Long string of mountains curves through northern and central Romania; fertile flatlands around the mountains; sandy beaches along east coast

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