The Romanian national team left for Germany for EURO 2024

The batch of the Romanian national football team left, on Monday afternoon, for Germany, with a charter aircraft of the Tarom company, to participate in the European Championship (June 14-July 14).

Edward Iordănescu, Romania selector. PHOTO: The Truth Archive

Along with the group of 26 players, announced by the selector Edward Iordănescu on Friday evening, the midfielder Olimpiu Moruțan was also on the plane to Germany, unavailable for the final tournament due to an injury suffered in the club team. He was invited by the FRF management to join the official delegation to give his colleagues moral support and show their support during the competition.

At the “Henri Coandă” International Airport, the players were greeted by approximately 30 children dressed in the national team's equipment. The “Tricolors” took pictures with them and offered them autographs.

The Romanian delegation will be accommodated during EURO 2024 in Bavaria, in Wurzburg, a city of approximately 130,000 inhabitants.

According to the FRF website, the selector Edi Iordănescu decided that the optimal option for the Romanian national team at EURO 2024 is the training base in Wurzburg, a city located 115 kilometers from Frankfurt, 270 kilometers from Munich and 300 kilometers from Cologne, the cities where we will play in the group stage. The conditions offered by the hotel and the training stadium, the quiet area and the fact that the Wurzburg train station has a direct fast train line to all three cities where the “tricolors” will perform and is 4 kilometers from the hotel, were important factors in the choice.

The national team will be accommodated during their stay in Germany at the 4-star Melchior Park hotel, and this resort will be used exclusively by the Romanian delegation. All persons will be accommodated in single rooms. The hotel has three floors, has a SPA center, hot pool, sauna, cold pool, fitness room, and was opened in 2017.

The “Tricolori” will prepare at Akon Arena, a stadium located 4 kilometers from the hotel. He belongs to the Wurzburger Kickers. The stadium was last renovated in 2016, has a capacity of 13,090 seats, nocturnal and automated irrigation system. In 2006, at the World Cup in Germany, it hosted the national team of Ghana.

Romania will make its debut at EURO 2024 on June 17, against Ukraine, in Munich, and then in Group E it will face Belgium, on June 22 in Cologne, and Slovakia, on June 26 in Frankfurt.

Romania's squad for EURO 2024 (June 14-July 14):

goalkeepers: Florin Niţă (Gaziantep/Turkey, 21 selections/0 goals scored), Horatiu Moldovan (Atletico Madrid/Spain, 11/0), Ştefan Târnovanu (FCSB, 1/0);

defenders: Andrei Raţiu (Rayo Vallecano/Spain, 17/1), Vasile Mogoş (CFR Cluj, 7/0), Radu Drăguşin (Tottenham/England, 17/0), Bogdan Racoviţan (Rakow Czestochowa/Poland, 2/0) , Adrian Rus (FC Pafos/Cyprus, 20/1), Ionuţ Nedelcearu (Palermo/Italy, 27/2), Andrei Burcă (Al-Okhdood/Saudi Arabia, 27/1), Nicusor Bancu (Universitatea Craiova, 35/2 );

midfielders: Deian Sorescu (Gaziantep/Turkey, 17/0), Marius Marin (Pisa/Italy, 18/0), Alexandru Cicâldău (Konyaspor/Turkey, 37/4), Răzvan Marin (Empoli/Italy, 55/3), Nicolae Stanciu (Damac/Saudi Arabia, 70/14), Adrian Şut (FCSB, 2/0), Darius Olaru (FCSB, 18/0), Dennis Man (Parma/Italy, 24/7), Valentin Mihăilă (Parma/ Italy, 21/4), Ianis Hagi (Deportivo Alaves/Spain, 35/5), Florinel Coman (FCSB, 15/1);

forwards: Denis Drăguş (Gaziantep/Turkey, 11/2), George Puşcaş (Bari/Italy, 42/11), Denis Alibec (Muaither/Qatar, 37/5), Daniel Bîrligea (CFR Cluj, 2/0).