Our prediction for this Euro 2024 match:
After failing to turn their dominance into victory in a goalless draw with Belarus, Romania will look to return to winning ways in Group I when they take on Andorra on Sunday. The Romanians are eager to cement their spot in top two and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the rock-bottom side. Even though there are no fresh injury worries in the home team, both Ianis Hagi and Olimpiu Morutan should be recalled to the starting XI.
The Andorrans, on the other hand, have collected only two points in the Euro 2024 qualifiers and seeing that they missed out on a spot at the next year’s European Championship, anything but a routine home triumph would be a major surprise. It has to be noted that Andorra midfielder Eric Vales is only one yellow card away from suspension.
Highlighted Team (Romania):
Romania were one of just four European sides to take part at the first ever World Cup in 1930, and the team have since achieved respectable results on the international stage, albeit failing to challenge for major trophies.
Led by arguably their best ever footballer Gheorghe Hagi, the Tricolorii narrowly missed out on the semi-finals at the 1994 World Cup in the United States, losing to Sweden on penalties. Romania made a total of seven appearances at the World Cup finals, while qualifying for five European Championship tournaments. The Tricolorii went the farthest in 2000, when they were eliminated by Italy in the quarter-finals.
Tied at the top of the goalscoring charts, Gheorghe Hagi and Adrian Mutu are the only two Romanian footballers to have gained worldwide recognition, but Dorinel Munteanu, Dan Petrescu, Gheorghe Popescu and Viorel Moldovan are also worth mention. Romania play their home games at the Arena National in Bucarest.