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Popescu has been called for this match. I thought it was only for the players from the internal championship but we might see few "foreigners".



Here's Greece's rooster from www.calciomercato.com

GK: Antonis Nikopolidis (Panathinaikos), Nikos Michopoulos (Burnley)

Defenders: Sotiris Kyrgiakos, Panayiotis Fyssas, Yiannis Goumas (Panathinaikos), Giorgos Amanatidis, Stelios Venetidis (Olympiakos), Nikos Dabizas (Newcastle), Michalis Kasapis (AEK Athens), Tassos Katsiambis (PAOK Salonic)

Midfielders: Costas Konstantinidis (Bolton Wanderers) Angelos Basinas (Panathinaikos), Giorgos Georgiadis, Pantelis Kafes, Pantelis Konstantindis (PAOK Salonic), Thodoris Zagorakis, Vassilis Tsartas, Vassilis Lakis (AEK Athens), Stelios Giannakopoulos (Olympiakos)

Forwards: Demis Nikolaidis (AEK Athens) Zisis Vryzas (Perugia), Dimitris Nalitzis (Sporting), Nikos Machlas (Ajax Amsterdam), Alekos Alexandris (Olympiakos)



There are a lot of foreign based players in this team. It's not going to be an easy game, plus Greece has got a good coach. This is good for us: the better the opponent, the better for us!!!
 

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I also thoght that this games was supposed to be between our B squads but since the Greeks are calling their foreign based players, I guess we will use some too. But I can't see any reason to call Popescu. We all know what he's capable of. How about calling someone new..
 

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Grecii cu vedetele, noi cu tineretul

În timp ce Anghel Iordãnescu l-a convins pe Mircea Sandu ca "amicalul" cu Grecia din 12 mai, de la Alexandroupolis, sã fie abordat de o selectionata divizionarã Under 23 condusã de Ion Moldovan, antrenorul elenilor, Otto Rehhagel, a convocat un lot cu nume sonore si 6 "stranieri". Vedetele sînt Machlas (Ajax Amsterdam), Dabizas (Newcastle), Vryzas (Perugia), Nalitzis (Sporting Lisabona), Basinas si portarul Nikopolidis (ambii de la Panathinaikos). Olympiakos si AEK Atena, pretendentele la titlu de campioanã, au în total la lot 9 jucãtori. Revansa acestui meci va avea loc pe 21 august în România, la nivelul primelor reprezentative, o zi mai devreme fiind programatã partida selectionatelor de tineret.
 

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Here we go again, whenever we play a mediocre team we have to throw in our B squad as if that would be sufficient...I don't get this. Iordanescu already tested our "B" players during the Ukraine and Poland games...Why don't we use our best players for this game? Greece will kick our asses if use s h i t players...They always play hard against us.
Will this game be played in Romania or Greece?
 

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Telegrama pentru Ganea







Pentru "amicalul" selectionatei Under 23 cu reprezentativa Greciei, programat pe 12 mai, la Alexandroupolis, i-a fost transmisã telegramã de convocare si atacantului Ionel Ganea, de la VfB Stuttgart. Antrenorul "nationalei" Greciei, germanul Otto Rehhagel, nu va putea conta în partida cu elevii lui Ion Moldovan pe trei din cei sase "stranieri" convocati, deoarece acestia nu au primit acceptul cluburilor de provenientã pentru a participa la un meci neinclus în calendarul FIFA. E vorba de Nalitzis (Sporting Lisabona), Machlas (Ajax Amsterdam) si Costas Kostantinidis (Bolton Wanderers). Lotul Greciei este compus din Nikopolidis (Panathinaikos), Michopoulos (Burnley) - Kyrgiakos, Fissas, Goumas (toti Panathinaikos), Amanatidis, Venetidis (ambii Olympiakos), Dabizas (Newcastle), Kasapis (AEK Atena), Katsiambis (PAOK Salonik) - Basinas (Panathinaikos), Georgiadis, Kafes, Pantelis Konstantinidis (toti de la PAOK Salonic), Zagorakis, Tsartas, Lakis (toti AEK Atena), Giannakopoulos (Olympiakos) - Nikolaidis (AEK Atena), Vryzas (Perugia), Alexandris (Olympiakos). Ion Moldovan va anunta lotul marti. (Viorel Tudorache)





Ganea has also been called for the match against Greece. I hope Mutu will be called as well. He should take advantage of any occasion to practice and to play for the NT.
 

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Marius said:
Here we go again, whenever we play a mediocre team we have to throw in our B squad as if that would be sufficient...I don't get this. Iordanescu already tested our "B" players during the Ukraine and Poland games...Why don't we use our best players for this game? Greece will kick our asses if use s h i t players...They always play hard against us.
Will this game be played in Romania or Greece?
We have to test other players so that we can build more depth in our squad. This game is a perfect opportunity to do just that. If we lose with our B (or C) squad it won't be that dishonorable since we'd be using this game to determine whom we can count on and whom we can't. Greece have good players which I think are generally more skilled than Poland's players. The Greek team has just lacked ambition, good coaching, and the right attitude, but they can be a good test for us, and especially for our B team. Anyway, if we lose in this instance there's no reason to get despondent and leave the forum until our next win (have you ever heard of fair weather fan?) ;)
Having said this though, the fact that Iordanescu is calling Ganea and Popescu shows that he still wants the win while still being able to test new players. So yes, I to hope we win, as always of course!!! HAI ROMANIA!!!
 

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Assenti i nazionali Nigmatullimn, Mutu e Seric oltre agli under 21



Non e' ancora stata decisa la ripresa degli allenamenti dopo la bruciante retrocessione maturata domenica a Piacenza. La certezza e' che mancheranno i nazionali Nigmatullin (Russia), Mutu (Romania), Seric (Croazia) e gliunder 21 Paolo Cannavaro, Dainelli e Gilardino




Mutu has been called to play for Romania! :) YES!!! :cool:


let's see who will be called next ...
 

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The players selected from the Internal Championship (Club/ Age)

GOALKEEPERS
Ionut Irimia (Petrolul / 23 de ani)
Eduard Stãncioiu (Sportul Studentesc / 21)

DEFENDERS
Daniel Bãlan (Steaua / 23 de ani)
George Ogãraru (Otelul Galati / 22)
Sorin Ghionea (Otelul Galati / 23)
Eugen Baciu (FCM Bacãu / 22)
Florin Soavã (Rapid / 24)
Cristian Dancia (FC Arges / 22)
Marian Vãtavu (Dinamo / 20)

MIDFIELDERS
Ovidiu Petre (FC National / 20)
Stefan Grigorie (Univ. Craiova / 20)
Vlad Munteanu (Dinamo / 21)
Lucian Sînmãrtean (Gloria Bistrita / 22)
Florentin Cruceru (Sportul Studentesc / 22)
Gigel Coman (FC National / 24)

FORWARDS
Adrian Neaga (Steaua / 23)
Claudiu Drãgan (Dinamo / 23)
Ciprian Tãnasã (FC Arges / 21)
Florin Bratu (Rapid / 22)
 

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That's some crazy call up. I am very happy that all the players are young/very young. And it looks like Romania C-D than the B squad.

And why did Stancioiu got called up? Tru, he's a youn g quality keeper. But his performance vs. Dinamo wasn't enough to get called!

Ogararu? He never impressed.

Neaga? If you've seen the match vs. Rapid you'll never want to see him in the NT. Go with your drugs and leave us alone man!

And about Tanasa... I really don't think he should have been called. What has he done to earn a call up?

No player from Farul, although I could find at least 2 that are better than some on the list.
 

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lupisor lupetto said:
The players selected from the Internal Championship (Club/ Age)

GOALKEEPERS
Ionut Irimia (Petrolul / 23 de ani)
Eduard Stãncioiu (Sportul Studentesc / 21)

DEFENDERS
Daniel Bãlan (Steaua / 23 de ani)
George Ogãraru (Otelul Galati / 22)
Sorin Ghionea (Otelul Galati / 23)
Eugen Baciu (FCM Bacãu / 22)
Florin Soavã (Rapid / 24)
Cristian Dancia (FC Arges / 22)
Marian Vãtavu (Dinamo / 20)

MIDFIELDERS
Ovidiu Petre (FC National / 20)
Stefan Grigorie (Univ. Craiova / 20)
Vlad Munteanu (Dinamo / 21)
Lucian Sînmãrtean (Gloria Bistrita / 22)
Florentin Cruceru (Sportul Studentesc / 22)
Gigel Coman (FC National / 24)

FORWARDS
Adrian Neaga (Steaua / 23)
Claudiu Drãgan (Dinamo / 23)
Ciprian Tãnasã (FC Arges / 21)
Florin Bratu (Rapid / 22)


Who the hell are these retards?
So I guess no Mutu, no Contra, no Chivu???
 

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As I said, that's the C squad. And some of the 'retards' are dairly good. Plenty of them, actually.
It's just that with every game our selection seems to get weaker. Against UKR we used most of our stars, and we thrashed them 4-1. Against Poland we used mostly our B team and won 2-1. Now against Greece we get our "C" team - Why so much experimentation? We alrady experimented, most of the leagues in Europe are over, why not use a mix of our stars and our B squad. What's the point of getting all these players which we all know are far from stellar. We already have a pretty large selection as it is, no need to start all over again…I'd laugh if Greece beats the crap out of us...
 

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Marius, right now, I'm getting sick of all these experiements, we have to establish what our team is going to be by calling up the backbones of the team such as Chivu, Mutu, Contra, etc. Sure its good to experiment but they seem to come to often!
 

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These games are pretty useful. We need to find a good central defender, a good stopper, a good back-up for Lobont (even if Cr. Munteanu, Hutan and, when he'll be recovered, Dolha are good solutions) and one or two midfielders. This is what Iordanescu said.

Our team is already pretty mature and united, it didn't reach its potential, but we're getting there. Just imagine that players like Radoi, Chivu, Contra, Codrea, Ganea, Moldovan, Munteanu, Niculae (when he'll be back) have been playing together for at least a year.


About the selection, the players to watch are Ov. Petre, Stefan Grigorie (the player that drove David crazy when he played in the Intertoto competition :D), Vl. Munteanu, Lucian Sanmartean and Florin Bratu.


We have a very good midfield, a good attack but a not so good defence. Therefore, we should expect a game with lots of goals (lets hope more for us than for them!!!! :D )
 

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The reason for the team looks the way it does for this game is that it is not part of the FIFA calender. We will have another game against Greece (at the end on May??) in which we will use our 'A' team. I'm disappointed that Cursaru isn't on the roster. Does anyone know why??
 

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I'm disappointed that Cursaru isn't on the roster. Does anyone know why??


Maybe because Iordanescu feels that Cursaru is a certainty?
 
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