Winner gets the ticket

Fri, 26 Nov 2010 00:00

It is the last qualifying match for the 2011 World Cup - Romania vs Uruguay in Bucharest. The winner will get a ticket for New Zealand next year.

A fortnight ago the first leg of the two-legged qualifier ended as a draw in Montevideo. That means that the winner of this second leg will qualify.

The draw was a bit of a surprise as Romania, who have been to every World Cup, were expected to win.

Romania have the same squad that went to Montevideo but have added five players, all based in Romania - Mihai Macovei, Daniel Ianus, Gabriel Conache, Robert Dascalu and Ionut Botezatu.

Uruguay have several changes and do not look as strong as the team which lost.

This match must produce a winner. If the scores are tied at the end of 80 minutes, extra time will be played.


Romanian : 15 Iulian Dumitras, 14 Catalin Nicolae, 13 Gal Csaba, 12 Dimofte Ionut, 11 Catalin Fercu, 10 Danut Dumbrava, 9 Lucian Sirbu, 8 Alexandru Manta, 7 Ovidiu Tonita, 6 Daniel Carpo, 5 Cristian Petre, 4 Socol Sorin (captain), 3 Mihai Lazar, 2 Marius Tincu, 1 Bogdan Balan
Replacements: 16 Cezar Popescu, 17 Dima Dragos, 18 Valentin Ursache, 19 Burcea Stelian, 20 Valentin Calafeteanu, 21 Lionel Cazan, 22 Lemnaru Madalin

Uruguay: 15 Juan Pablo Horta (Old Christian's), 14 Juan Manuel Gaminara (Old Boys), 13 Matias Fonseca  (Los Cuervos), 12 Jeronimo Etcheverry  (Carrasco Polo Club), 11 Martni Espiga  (Old Christian's), 10 Ivo Dugonjic  (PSG), 9 Juan de Freitas  (Champagnat),  8 Martin Crosa  (Old Boys), Alejo7 Corral  (San Isidro Club   Argentina), 6 Emiliano Caffera (Champagnat), 5 Mathias Braun (PSG), 4 Edgardo Benitez (Trébol), 3 Nicolas Badano (Old Boys), 2 MatiasArocena,  (Old Christian's), 1 Carlos Arboleya (Trébol)
Replacements: 16 Leandro Leivas (Old Christian's), 17 Diego Magno (MVCC), 18 Manuel Martinez (Old Christian's), 19 Gaston Mieres (Lobos), 20 Nicolas Morales (Trébol), 21 Juan Pedro Rombys (Trébol), 22 SantiagoVilaseca,  (Old Boys), 3 Pablo Lemoine, 24 Mario Sagario (Dax - Francia)

Date: Saturday, 27 November 2010
Kick-off: 15.00
Venue: Stadionul Arcul de Triumf, Bucharest
Expected weather conditions: Scattered clouds with a high of 11°C, dropping to -1°C and a westerly of 21 km/h
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Pascal Gauzere (France), Laurent Cardona (France)