Euro 2024

Euro 2024 Fantasy team previews: Romania

Our Euro 2024 Fantasy team previews continue with a profile of Romania.

In these country-by-country guides, we’ll be looking at the best players from each nation, taking a stab at predicted line-ups, reviewing the road to Germany and more.

To do this, we’ll be calling on the help of correspondents from each nation.

Here, we hear from Fantasy Football Scout user Ovidiu Lucian (aka ovy_009 on X).

A recent addition to these team previews is a Premium Members section detailing the official Opta data from Euro ’24 qualification. This data has just arrived in our Members Area, so sign up today to gain access to the all-important stats you need for this summer’s Euro Fantasy game.

All prices given are from the official Fantasy Euro 2024 game.


THE ROAD TO QUALIFICATION

PosTeamPWDLGFGADiffPts
1Romania10640165+1122
2Switzerland104512211+1117
3Israel104331111015
4Belarus10334914-512
5Kosovo102531010011
6Andorra10028320-172

To many people’s surprise, Romania topped their qualifying group by five points.

They finished the campaign unbeaten, winning six and drawing four, and secured their place at Euro 2024 after a 2-1 win against Israel last year. A few days later, they clinched top spot, courtesy of a 1-0 victory over second-placed Switzerland at the National Arena in Bucharest.

Romania’s defence was particularly impressive during qualifying.

Led by Tottenham Hotspur centre-back Radu Dragusin (€4.5m), they conceded just five goals in 10 games, while keeping six clean sheets.

In fact, only six teams had a better defensive record than Romania in Euro 2024 qualifying, highlighting their resilience at the back.

Meanwhile, Romania’s competition for second spot in Group E – which Belgium will likely win – comes from Slovakia and Ukraine.


QUALIFICATION IN NUMBERS

  • Most starts: Andrei Burca, Radu Dragusin, Nicolae Stanciu (10)
  • Most goals: Nicolae Stanciu, Denis Alibec, Valentin Mihaila (3)
  • Most assists: Olimpiu Morutan (4), Ianis Hagi, Razvan Marin (2)
  • Clean sheets: 6 from 10
UNDERLYING STATS

RECORD SINCE QUALIFYING

DateCompetitionOppositionResultScoreGoalscorersAssists
22 MarchFriendlyNorthern Ireland (h)D1-1Man
26 MarchFriendlyColombia (n)L2-3Hagi, TanaseMan
4 JuneFriendlyBulgaria (h)D0-0
7 JuneFriendlyLiechtensteinD0-0

Romania have failed to win any of their friendlies since qualifying for Euro 2024.

Last week, they failed to score a single goal against either Bulgaria or Liechtenstein, with both matches ending 0-0.

That’s despite racking up 35 shots on goal in the latter fixture, with 12 on target.

However, Romania lack a prolific goalscorer, something which was sometimes apparent in qualifying – they failed to score against Kosovo or Belarus away from home.


MOST RECENT INTERNATIONAL LINE-UPS

04/06/2024 – Bulgaria (h)

(4-2-3-1): Nita; Ratiu, Dragusin, Rus (Nedelcearu 69), Bancu (Mogos 69); R Marin, M Marin (Hagi 61); Man, Stanciu (Olaru 77), Mihaila (Coman 61); Dragus (Birligea 61)

07/06/2024 – Liechtenstein (h)

(4-1-4-1): Moldovan; Mogos (Bancu 58), Dragusin, Racovitan, Olaru (Dragus 76); Sut (M Marin 57); Sorescu, Cicaldau (Stanciu 58), Hagi (Man 65), Coman (Mihaila 65); Puscas


GROUP FIXTURES

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41 Comments Post a Comment
  1. The Knights Template
    • 10 Years
    14 days, 18 hours ago

    I’ve never been to Romania. Has anybody else? Do they have thermal baths?

    1. panda07
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      14 days, 18 hours ago

      Don't think so and bull's blood is at a premium also due to the large population of vampires. I'm not sure if you'd like it!

  2. Moxon
    • 9 Years
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    Frimpong benched. I think Dumfries could be the play - surprisingly under the radar

    1. trinzoo
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      Wasn't Frimpong like a MOTM last game vs Canada?

      1. Naby K8a
        • 8 Years
        14 days, 17 hours ago

        He got goal and assist playing RW. Xavi Simons is playing that position tonight in what looks like their first choice XI

  3. The Mentaculus
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 2 Years
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    Nita? Oh Coman, Man, what about Moldovan?

    1. Andrew D48
      • 2 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      It’s ok just look at line up before game both goalies same price easy switch

      1. Moxon
        • 9 Years
        14 days, 17 hours ago

        Not sure it works like that

      2. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        14 days, 17 hours ago

        It's only Germany v Scotland where we can make transfers after seeing the lineup. No transfers during the matchday

        1. Andrew D48
          • 2 Years
          14 days, 17 hours ago

          Oh sorry if that’s right

    2. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 16 hours ago

      Don't Dragusin to your tortured wordplay.

      1. panda07
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        14 days, 16 hours ago

        A bit of wordplay every now and then will Stanciu in good stead!

  4. Naby K8a
    • 8 Years
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    Think I’ll use my .5 to upgrade Frimpong to VVD. Pens and starting security.

    1. Moxon
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      Wise move

    2. F4L
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      do you think Netherlands can keep a CS vs Austria and Poland?

      1. Naby K8a
        • 8 Years
        14 days, 16 hours ago

        Poland maybe. Austria not sure. VVD has goal threat if they still concede though

  5. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    14 days, 17 hours ago

    Good evening all!!

    Preferred option here??

    A- VVD
    Or
    B- T Hernandez and 0.5

    Cheers everyone!!

    1. Moxon
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      B for me

      1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        14 days, 17 hours ago

        Cheers mate!! Currently on B!! That extra 0.5 in the bank gives a bit of flexibility for MD2 transfer

    2. F4L
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      B

    3. Udogie-style
        14 days, 17 hours ago

        Theo

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          14 days, 16 hours ago

          Unanimous!! Cheers everyone!! Will stick with B!!

      • fenixri
        • 8 Years
        14 days, 16 hours ago

        VVD all the way.

        1. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          14 days, 15 hours ago

          Cheers mate!! Really close!! And he’s just scored again!! Very tempting!!

    4. F4L
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 17 hours ago

      rumours of TAA playing next to rice, so Bellingham might actually get the CAM role? tempted now

      1. Ginkapo FPL
        • 12 Years
        14 days, 17 hours ago

        You can tell from the friendlies that Bellingham will be CAM with a no. 6 next to Rice. Just not clear who the 6 is, and whether its Foden out left or not

    5. Udogie-style
        14 days, 17 hours ago

        Pick 1 from each category:
        A)
        Jorginho
        Hojberg

        B)
        Eriksen
        Simons
        Barella
        Szoboszlai

        1. F4L
          • 9 Years
          14 days, 17 hours ago

          1
          Eriksen

          1. Udogie-style
              14 days, 17 hours ago

              Thanks. I need 1 from A and 1 from B though. Sorry I probably was confusing with my wording.

              1. F4L
                • 9 Years
                14 days, 17 hours ago

                sorry i worded that badly, meant Jorginho with 1 😀 Jorginho and Eriksen for me

                1. Udogie-style
                    14 days, 17 hours ago

                    Cheers! That's my current combination 🙂

          2. The Mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 2 Years
            14 days, 17 hours ago

            18yo Kilicsoy getting a chance up top for Turkey tonight. Targeting that Georgia fixture becoming quite a headache

            1. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              14 days, 16 hours ago

              My last changes revolve around a Turkey striker and my latest draft is just to not bother (Calanoglu only).
              Weirdly just read a bit about Kilicsoy on the Guardian deep dive which I like
              https://www.theguardian.com/football/ng-interactive/2024/jun/10/euro-2024-complete-guide-to-all-622-players
              and which must take an age to compile (I did not read them all, but skimmed about 50 or so).

              Vida owns a pig farm, and Baumgartner makes a mean cappuccino...

              1. panda07
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                14 days, 16 hours ago

                Be wary of any man who keeps a pig farm!

                1. Kevin and Perry go
                  • 3 Years
                  14 days, 15 hours ago

                  Haha, Mr Wu.

          3. Apollo Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            14 days, 16 hours ago

            A. Guehi, Rodri & Wirtz

            B. Waes, Gundogan & Trossard

          4. Meimei
            • 8 Years
            14 days, 16 hours ago

            Any Dutch fan around who can tell me if Depay is nailed ?

          5. Jambot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 13 Years
            14 days, 15 hours ago

            Did both Poland strikers get injured?

            1. FPL Blow-In
              • 11 Years
              14 days, 15 hours ago

              Yep

          6. Ovidiu Lucian
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            14 days, 14 hours ago

            Thanks Neale for all the work. Good to see my name in this article!