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Romanian Hopes Let Down

Holland 2 – 0 Romania

Everyone was nearly looking at the shocking possibility of the World Cup finalists being eliminated by Romania’s two draws against them but mighty Holland kept them at bay. Second half goals from Klaas Jan Huntelaar and Robin Van Persie put the result beyond doubt and there was no hope left for Romania to qualify with Italy winning 2-0 against France. Romania’s adventure ended yesterday in the Euros finishing third in Group C ahead of France with 2 points.

Netherlands:
16 Maarten Stekelenburg
3 John Heitinga
6 Demy de Zeeuw
7 Robin van Persie (goal)
8 Orlando Engelaar
11 Arjen Robben
14 Wilfred Bouma
15 Tim de Cler
19 Klaas Jan Huntelaar (goal)
20 Ibrahim Afellay
21 Khalid Boulahrouz

Romania:
1 Bogdan Lobonţ
2 Cosmin Contra
3 Răzvan Raţ
4 Gabriel TamaÅŸ
5 Cristian Chivu
8 Paul Codrea
10 Adrian Mutu
11 Răzvan Cociş
14 Sorin Ghionea
16 Bănel Nicoliţă
18 Marius Niculae

Referee: Massimo Busacca

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