Our prediction for this Euro 2020 match:
After suffering a loss in each of their six group games in the Euro 2020 qualifiers, Faroe Islands will be looking to give fans something to cheer about when they welcome Romania at their Torsvollur stadium. The minnows have little to play for in Saturday’s qualifier, but, no doubt, their pride will be at stake this time out. Faroe Islands produce much better showings at home than on the travels, but given the importance of the match for the Romanians, home win should not be considered.
The Tricolori aim to overtake Sweden in second position in Group F and we are positive that head coach Cosmin Contra is going to field the best possible side against the rock-bottom side. A man to watch in the away team will be Galatasaray attacker Florin Andone, who played for the likes of Brighton and Deportivo La Coruna in the past.
Highlighted Player (George Tucudean):
George Tucudean is a Romanian striker who started his youth career at Atletico Arad. Tucudean, on the other hand, began his senior career at UTA Arad and after scoring 21 goals in 53 appearances for the club in the league, he moved to famous Romanian club Dinamo Bucuresti in 2010.
The list of clubs he played for is pretty long and it has to be noted that he was producing splendid performances with Viitorul Constanta in the 2017/2018 season. George Tucudean was the top scorer of the Romanian first division that season, but in the summer of 2018 he moved to Cluj. He repeated the success with his new club, scoring 18 goals in 27 appearances for Cluj in the Romanian top flight.
As a result, he was named Romanian Footballer of the year for 2018 by local newspaper Gazeta Sporturilor. Tucudean scored his first goal for the Romanian national team in a 2-1 win over Israel on March 24, 2018.
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.