Let's talk here about the news and possibilities of our Olympic team.
Remember: Teams participating in the competition are restricted to U23 players (born on or after 1 January 1997) with a maximum of three overage players allowed.
The squads are made of only 18 players (esentially 2 keepers and 16 field players).
Previous participations of Romania in Olympic Games:
Netherlands 6 - Romania 0 (Second round)
Romania started in the second round, don't know why. But the exit was fast.
Hungary 2 - Romania 1 (Preliminar round)
Absolute bad luck here. Romania played in the preliminar round against the best Hungary of all times (and best team in the world), with Puskas and co. Romania did decent against them, losing only by 2-1. Of course the Hungarians won the gold.
Mexico 1 - Romania 3 (Groups stage)
Germany 1 - Romania 1 (Groups stage)
Iran 0 - Romania 1 (Groups stage)
Hungary 2 - Romania 0 (Quarters)
Ghana 2 - Romania 4 (1st Consolation Round)
Yugoslavia 0 - Romania 3 (5th place game)
The best Romanian participation came in 1964, exactly in Tokyo and in the last presence. Again the Hungarians were the unavoidable obstacle, and again they got the gold. 5th place for Romania out of 14 teams.
Goalscorers in Olympic Games:
Cornel Pavlovici - 6 goals (1964)
Ion Parcalab - 2 (1964)
Carol Creiniceanu - 2 (1964)
Ion Suru - 1 (1952)
Gheorghe Constantin - 1 (1964)
Ion Ionescu - 1 (1964)
Let's try to be big in Japan again