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Monday, 22 June 1998
World Cup 1998 Finals First Phase Group G, match four

Romania 2 England 1 [0-0]
 

Stade Municipal, Iles du Ramier, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France
Attendance: 37,500
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Kick-off: 9.00pm CEST, 8.00pm BST
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Commentator: Brian Moore and Ron Atkinson

Romania - Viorel Moldovan (47), Dan Petrescu (90).
England - Michael Owen (79).
Match Summary
Romania Squad
England Squad
Romania - Gheorghe Hagi (4), Gheorghe Popescu (45+1), Liviu Ciobotariu (78), Iulian Filipescu (88).
Results 1995-2000

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Match Summary

Officials

Romania

Type

England

Referee (red) - Marc Batta
x (x), France, FIFA listed 1991.

Assistant Referees - Jacques Poudevigne, France, and Aristidis Chris Soldatos, South Africa.

Fourth official - Said Belqola, Morocco.

14 Goal Attempts 22
4 Attempts on Target 5
1 Hit Bar/Post 1
3 Corner Kicks Won 3
1 Offside Calls Against 3
13 Fouls Conceded 13
  Possession  

Romania Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (20 May 1998) 22nd
EFO ranking

ELO rating 14th to 10th
Colours: Made by Adidas - Yellow v-necked jerseys with red broad Adidas trim on side/collar/cuffs and blue Adidas trim, yellow shorts with red side panel/hem and blue Adidas trim, yellow socks with red tops and blue vertical Adidas trim.
Capt: Gheorghe Hagi Manager: Anghel Iordănescu, 48 (4 May 1950), appointed 1993,
54th match.
Romania Lineup
12 Stelea, Bogdan G. 30 5 December 1967 G UD Salamanca SAD, Spain 49 GA
2 Petrescu, Dan V. 30 22 December 1967 D Chelsea FC, England 71 12
13 Ciobotariu, Liviu, off 81st min. 27 26 March 1971 D FC Naţional Bucureşti 6 0
18 Filipescu, Iulian S. 24 29 March 1974 D Galatasaray SK, Turkey 19 0
5 Galca, Constantin 26 8 March 1972 M RCD Espanyol de Barcelona SAD, Spain 36 4
6 Popescu, Gheorghe 30 9 October 1967 M Galatasaray SK, Turkey 80 14
16 Popescu, Gabriel 25 25 December 1973 M UD Salamanca SAD, Spain 13 1
8 Munteanu, Dorinel 29 25 June 1968 M 1.FC Koln 01/07 eV, Germany 65 7
9 Moldovan, Viorel D., off 86th min. 25 8 July 1972 F Coventry City FC, England 27 13
10 Hagi, Gheorghe, off 72nd min. 33 5 February 1965 M Galatasaray SK, Turkey 112 33
11 Ilie, Adrian B. 24 22 April 1974 F Valencia CF SAD, Spain 22 5
Romania Substitutes
19 Stanga, Ovidiu, on 72nd min. for Hagi 25 5 December 1972 M Philips Sport Vereniging NV, Netherlands 22 0
15 Marinescu, Lucian, on 81st min. for Ciobotariu 25 24 June 1972 M FC Rapid Bucureşti 6 0
7 Lacatus, Marius M., on 86th min. for Moldovan 34 5 April 1964 F FC Steaua Bucureşti 83 13

unused substitutes:

1-Dumitru Stingaciu, 3-Christian Dulca, 4-Anton Dobos, 14-Radu Niculescu, 17-Ilie Dumitrescu, 20-Tibor Selymes, 21-Gheorghe Craioveanu, 22-Florin Prunea.

team notes:

Coach Anghel Iordănescu played for Romania and scored a winning penalty in their October 1980 victory over England. He also featured in the scoreless draw match later that year.
 
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Averages:

Age - Appearances/Goals - -

 

England Team

 

Rank:

FIFA (20 May 1998) 5th
EFO ranking

ELO rating 4th to 8th
Colours: The 1997 Umbro home uniform - White shadow pinstriped collared jersey with navy buttoned-collar, navy/red side panels, navy shorts with red/white lower side panel, white socks with navy tops and two red hoops.
Capt: Alan Shearer, twelfth captaincy Manager: Glenn Hoddle, 40 (27 October 1957), appointed 2 May 1996, effective 27 June 1996,
22nd match, W 14 - D 4 - L 4 - F 32 - A 9.
England Lineup
1 Seaman, David A. 34 19 September 1963 G Arsenal FC 42 20 GA
2 Campbell, Sulzeer J. 23 18 September 1974 CD Tottenham Hotspur FC 18 0
3 Le Saux, Graeme P. 29 17 October 1968 LB Chelsea FC 27 1
4 Ince, Paul E.C., injured off 32nd min. 30 21 October 1967 M Liverpool FC 41 2
5 Adams, Tony A. 31 10 October 1966 D Arsenal FC 53 4
12 Neville, Gary A. 23 18 February 1975 RB Manchester United FC 28 0
14 Anderton, Darren R. 26 3 March 1972 M Tottenham Hotspur FC 20 5
8 Batty, David 29 2 December 1968 M Newcastle United FC 33 0
9 Shearer, Alan 27 13 August 1970 F Newcastle United FC 41 19
10 Sheringham, Edward P., off 72nd min. 32 2 April 1966 F Manchester United FC 35 9
16 Scholes, Paul 23 16 November 1974 M Manchester United FC 9 4
England Substitutes
7 Beckham, David R.J., on 32nd min. for Ince 23 2 May 1975 M Manchester United FC 16 0
20 Owen, Michael J., on 72nd min. for Sheringham. 18 14 December 1979 F Liverpool FC 17 2

unused substitutes:

11-Steve McManaman, 12-Gary Neville, 13-Nigel Martyn, 15-Paul Merson, 17-Rob Lee, 18-Martin Keown, 19-Les Ferdinand, 21-Rio Ferdinand, 22-Tim Flowers.
 
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Averages:

Age 27.9 Appearances/Goals - -

 

    Match Report by Mike Payne

 

Source Notes

Romania's Dan Petrescu clinched a 90th minute winning goal to deliver a 2-1 victory over England in the World Cup group G clash on Monday.  Petrescu, who plays for Chelsea in the English Premiership, shrugged off a tackle by his London team mate Graeme Le Saux to push the ball past England goalkeeper David Seaman.

Earlier teenager Michael Owen had given England hope when he came off the substitutes' bench to score an equaliser for in the 83rd minute.

After the game, coach Glenn Hoddle held a relatively brief news conference at which he said his side should have "punished" Romania more.  He told journalists the team was disappointed by the defeat, but not the performance.

The 18-year-old Owen, in only his seventh appearance for England, rifled in his second goal when he shot home from close range after a scramble following a cross from Alan Shearer.  Romania had looked certain of going through when they took the lead with a 47th minute goal created by the quick-thinking of veteran midfielder Gheorghe Hagi and converted by striker Viorel Moldovan.  The goal left England floundering after an evenly-balanced first half.  It was Moldovan's 13th goal for his country.

A throw-in on the right flank was taken quickly and delivered to Hagi.  The 33-year-old, in his 112th international match for Romania, barely glanced over his shoulder as he flicked it over his marker Sol Campbell.  Moldovan, reacting faster than Tony Adams, chested the ball into space and then hit a rising right-foot shot wide of goalkeeper David Seaman's right hand.

The goal caught England cold immediately after the interval and left Romania with the relatively comfortable task of resisting their increasingly-desperate attacks.  England played well in the opening period when Hagi, after two early fouls, was cautioned. One effort by Paul Scholes, tightly marked by Constantin Galca, was cleared off the line by Gheorghe Popescu.  A hooked shot by Teddy Sheringham also went close, but Romania were more dangerous with Hagi pulling the strings deftly in midfield.  - BBC Sport.

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