Romania's national football side
will be up against the representative of Spain in Bucharest on Thursday in a
game counting towards the fifth leg of the European Championship next year.
Spain currently ranks first in Group F with 12 points out of four games, while
Romania comes next with seven points from two victories, a draw and a defeat,
just like Sweden, the team on the third position, with less goals scored.
The Romanians have so far lost to
Sweden 1-2 in an away game in March, but secured a 4-1 home win against the
Faeroe Islands. In June they ended in a two-all draw their game against Norway
and defeated Malta 4-0 in an away fixture.
The fixture against Spain will be
taking place on National Arena in Bucharest and will be attended by 50 thousand
spectators. The new pitch has been completely refurbished after having hosted
several concerts this summer and the total value of works stands at 240
thousand euros. The city hall has concluded a four year contract of a total
value of 4 million euros.
The match will be umpired by German
referee of Turkish extraction Deniz Aytekin who has been a FIFA referee since
2011. Romania's lineup includes several young players from the country's under
twenty-one team, which in June managed to qualify for the semifinals of the
European Championship in Italy and San Marino.
In the same qualification campaign our
footballers will be up against Malta in Ploiesti, southern Romania, on Sunday.