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May 18, 2021

Romania’s friendly against San Marino – not broadcast

After missing the chance of seeing Romania in action against Argentina, the national team’s fans will now be unable to see the team playing against San Marino after no TV station bought the game’s broadcasting rights, ProSport informs. The game will take place on Wednesday. The broadcasting rights had a cost of EUR 10,000 yet no TV station was willing to spend this money for a friendly game against the weakest team in the world.

On Wednesday Romania should have played against Argentina at the inauguration of Bucharest’s National Arena. The “luxury” friendly was canceled by the Argentinean Football Federation on July 26, two weeks before the event. The Romanian Football Federation was unable to find a worthy opponent in time for the inauguration, the latter being postponed for September 6 when Romania will play against France in the EURO 2012 preliminaries.

San Marino will play against Romania on Wednesday, at 9.30 PM in Serravalle. Marius Alexe, Iasmin Latovlevici and Paul Papp did not join the team because of injuries and medical problems. Striker Ionut Mazilu (Arsenal Kiev) suffered a last-minute injury too. Apart from them, Ionut Nastasie, Ciprian Brata and Nicolae Stanciu joined Romania’s U21 team for its friendly against Bulgaria, a game that took place on Tuesday. Piturca also gave up on Cristian Balgradean, Adrian Avramia and Florin Ilie.

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