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January 21, 2022

Football: National team tensions

After the national team’s failure against France in the EURO 2012 qualifiers several of its players expressed their desire to retire, with the fate of head coach Razvan Lucescu becoming uncertain. Al Hilal’s Mirel Radoi was the first to announce that he will retire. “I took the decision in the locker-room in Paris. It has nothing to do with Razvan Lucescu,” Mirel Radoi stated for DolceSport, being quoted by ‘ProSport.’ He took offence after FRF secretary general Ionut Lupescu stated that Radoi is “in declining form.” Rapid Bucharest midfielder Costin Lazar and West Bromwich Albion’s Gabi Tamas also threatened to retire. On the other hand, FRF President Mircea Sandu has changed his mind after being Razvan Lucescu’s backer until now: “I don’t know whether we will carry on with Razvan. For the time being extending his contract is a proposal,” Mircea Sandu stated on GspTV.

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