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post #1 of 152 (permalink) Old January 22nd, 2011, 13:17 Thread Starter
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Cyprus Cup

Participants: Cyprus (host), Romania, Sweden and Ukraine.

Semis (8 February):

Cyprus - Sweden
Ukraine - Romania

The final and the third place game will be played the next day.



For the semis, Romania will use local players. While in the next game, in a FIFA date, players from abroad can be used.
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post #2 of 152 (permalink) Old January 22nd, 2011, 14:44
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my guess: we lose against Ukraine, Cyprus wins against Sweden and in the 2nd game we win or lose in penalties against Sweden.
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So when would these foreign players arrive? It would be very bizarre, considering they would be training with the team but unable to play... :-?

Anyway, I guess it's good to test new players from Liga I.
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A remarkable thing about Stancu is his capacity to make good passes. I think Razvan should insist in the couple Stancu-Marica for the attack. Marica can be very dangerous if he receives a good service.
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http://www.gsp.ro/fotbal/nationala/r...az-225950.html

Florescu, Ropotan, Stefan Radu, Tamas, Rat, Marica, Stancu, Niculae, Bucur, Chivu and Sapunaru are the 12 foreigners called up...

I guess Russian 2nd league is good enough for our players p

I'm guessing there will have to be about 18 Liga I players called a bit later due to the rules. Quote from the article:
"Pe lista jucătorilor din ţară sînt: Pantilimon (Poli Timişoara), Tătăruşanu (Steaua) - Papp (FC Vaslui), Liviu Ganea (Dinamo), Râpă, Silviu Ilie, Antal (toţi de la Oţelul Galaţi), Cristi Tănase, Gardoş (ambii de la Steaua), Alexa, Zicu, Sepsi (toţi de la la Poli Timişoara)"... But that's barely a full team.
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i'd drop 4 foreigners but who cares...i'm only waiting for the NT to drop even lower to finally form a good team with a good coach.
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Apparently Chivu won't be used

http://www.prosport.ro/fotbal-intern...scu-jr-7926163

There's a list of all the players selected (but Roman I think suffered an injury in Spain).

Condolences to Zicu

Here's what an internal team would look like:

Panti (Tata)-Rapa, Maftei, Gardos, Sepsi-Torje, Muresan, Alexa, Tanase-Herea, L. Ganea
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Here's the complete list of all the called-up players:

Costel Pantilimon (FC Timişoara)
Ciprian Tătăruşanu (FC Steaua Bucureşti)
Silviu Lung jr. (FC U Craiova)


Cristian Săpunaru (FC Porto)
Cornel Râpă (FC Oţelul Galaţi)
Vasile Maftei (FC CFR 1907 Cluj)

Gabriel Tamaş (West Bromwich Albion)
Florin Gardoş (FC Steaua Bucureşti)
Paul Papp (Sporting Club Vaslui)
Marius Constantin (FC Rapid Bucureşti)

Răzvan Raţ (FC Şahtior Doneţk)
Ştefan Radu (SS Lazio)
Adrian Sălăgeanu (FC Oţelul Galaţi)


Gabriel Torje (FC Dinamo Bucureşti)
Mihai Roman (FC Rapid Bucureşti)

Adrian Ropotan (FC Dinamo Moscova)
Dan Alexa (FC Timişoara)
Ianis Zicu (FC Timişoara)
Iulian Apostol (FC Unirea Urziceni)
Gabriel Mureşan (FC CFR 1907 Cluj)

George Florescu (FC Alania Vladikavkaz)
Silviu Ilie (FC Oţelul Galaţi)
Ciprian Deac (FC Schalke 04)

Daniel Niculae (AS Monaco)
Bogdan Stancu (Galatasaray SK)
Gheorghe Bucur (Kuban Krasnodar)
Sabrin Sburlea (FC Rapid Bucureşti)
Ciprian Marica (VfB Stuttgart)
Liviu Ganea (FC Dinamo Bucureşti) - atacanţi

Bold: eligible to play in the first match.

Deac and Rat are arriving early compared to the 9 others, there might be some agreement that will allow them to play in the 1st match as well.

Possible team given the new info:

Pantilimon
Rapa, Maftei, Gardos, Salageanu
Torje, Alexa, Muresan, Apostol
Zicu, Ganea

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Salageanu is the big surprise.


D.Niculae is back...
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Constantin got injured and was replaced by Dragos Grigore (Dinamo).
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To add, Daniel Niculae hurt himself and will not join the squad.
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New details regarding our team:

Echipele probabile

Cu Ucraina

Pantilimon - Râpă Maftei Papp Raţ - M. Roman Mureşan Alexa Deac - G. Bucur Sburlea (L. Ganea)


Cu Cipru/Suedia

Tătăruşanu - Săpunaru Tamaş Gardoş Şt. Radu - Torje Florescu Ropotan Zicu - B. Stancu Marica


These teams are reasonably competitive... The first one has a weak attack while the second one seems somewhat on par with our opponents.
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Hi, i´m back from my vacations! Looking foward to the NT games. Horrible that Tanase is missing again, he would be really important for that midfield
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Stefan Radu is out. Again. I'm seriously starting to have doubts about him.

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In a serious federation he should be examined by NT doctors tomorrow.
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Stefan Radu is out. Again. I'm seriously starting to have doubts about him.

PS: Welcome back, Rumaniac!
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This time Radu was subbed at min. 19 of Lazio´s game so no doubt about the injury. His fitness is not great tough.
This rules him our for Bosnia unless one of the starters is injured
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Sapunaru is out as well O.O
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Sapunaru and Radu, what a couple.
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This situation doesn´t cease to surprise. Always the same. How can we measure our strenght if we are missing Chivu, Goian, Sapunaru, Radu, Tanase, Mutu, Constantin and Niculae? Most of them should be starters.

We could really have a good team but this way it´s very hard. We´ll have 2 teams with almost no chance of a substitution. Lucescu should reconsider and use all the possible starters in the second game, to at least give some minutes to the first 11, if there is such thing in Romania.

It´s a pity we´ll miss the chance to play against Sweden. Anybody knows if ukraine will side their starters against us?

Providing there aren´t more inuries (some more players should be called or we won´t have 11 players to field) the first game will be useful only for some players, like Rapa, Papp, Gardos, Panti, Deac and Muresan. The rest aren´t NT players or aren´t yet, like Sburlea and Ganea.

Prosport says this team is confirmed:

Panti
Maftei, Gardos, Papp, Rat
Roman, Muresan, Alexa, Deac
Sburlea, Bucur.

The second game, probably against Cyprus, will find a supposed starting team with Salagean and Grigore!!!
It will be useful mainly to give minutes to the attack of Torje, Marica and Stancu, and exciting trio. However, we don´t know what will Marica´s situation be in one month vs Bosnia, if he isn´t playing for Stuttgart.
More minutes to Ropotan and Florescu together and another chance for Zicu are other useful things.
The team should be:

Tata
Rapa, Tamas, Grigore, Salagean
Torje, Florescu, Ropotan, Zicu
Stancu, Marica

At full strenght we could have this team:
Panti (Tatarusanu)
Sapunaru(Rapa), Tamas(Goian), Chivu, Rat (Radu)
Torje(Zicu), Muresan, Ropotan, Deac (Tanase)
Marica, Mutu (Stancu)

But it´s a dream to even test our better team...
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