Romania has a tough task ahead of them in trying to stop Argentina in a international friendly.
“I hope to achieve a good result, I do not want to lose the match,” Romania boss Victor Piturca said, via ESPN FC. “The Argentinians have 26 players in their squad, and three will be omitted from the official list.
“We are facing one of the best teams in the world and hope to achieve a good result. The goal for the staff and the players is to not lose the game. It would be fantastic if we could clinch a positive result.
“I see optimism and that makes me hope that we will get a good result.”
Piturca is still disappointed that Romania didn’t qualify for the World Cup, they could view this game as a chance to knock off one of the world’s best teams and send a message.
“I wanted us to be among the teams present in Brazil, but there is nothing we can do now,” he said. “Our game works much better against South American teams.
“It is more difficult to play against teams like Greece, whose style tires you out. Argentina have extraordinary players through their spine but don’t mark you as closely, so we can beat them.”
Date: Wednesday, March 5
Start Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Bucureşti, Romania
Stadium: Arena Naţională
TV Info: ESPN Deportes
Live Stream: ESPN 3 or Watch ESPN App
Full line up of international friendlies on Wednesday:
|12:00 PM||Greece||v||South Korea|
|12:30 PM||Czech Republic||v||Norway|
|1:00 PM||Cyprus||v||Northern Ireland|
|1:30 PM||Luxembourg||v||Cape Verde Islands|
|2:00 PM||Ukraine||v||United States|
|2:45 PM||Belgium||v||Ivory Coast|
|2:45 PM||Republic of Ireland||v||Serbia|
|12:00 PM||South Africa||v||Brazil|
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