Romania vs Ukraine Predicted Lineups: Likely XI for both teams

Here are the predicted lineups for the Euro 2024 Group Game between Romania and Ukraine on Monday, June 17th 2024.

9:54am on Monday 17th June 2024
Jake Skudder

The anticipation is building as Romania and Ukraine prepare to face off in their Euro 2024 opener. This Group E clash will take place at the Allianz Arena in Munich, marking the first competitive meeting between the two nations.

Below, we delve into the likely lineups for both teams, alongside some key insights into their preparations and form heading into the tournament.

Romania: Aiming for a Strong Start

Romania returns to the European Championship with high hopes after an impressive qualifying campaign.

The Tricolorii topped Group I unbeaten during qualifying, showcasing solid defence by conceding just five goals.

Under the guidance of Edward Iordanescu, who has significantly improved the team’s performance since taking charge in 2022, Romania aims to make it past the group stage for the first time since 2000.

Likely Starting XI

Florin Nita (Goalkeeper) - The veteran stopper has been in excellent form in Turkey’s Super Lig.

Andrei Ratiu (Right-back) - Known for his defensive prowess and ability to join attacks.

Radu Dragusin (Centre-back) - A key figure in Romania’s defence.

Andrei Burca (Centre-back) - Reliable and solid in the backline.

Nicusor Bancu (Left-back) - Recently overcame a knock and is expected to start.

Marius Marin (Midfield) - A strong presence in the central midfield.

Răzvan Marin (Midfield) - Provides creativity and experience in the middle of the park.

Dennis Man (Right wing) - Quick and skillful, expected to start on the right flank.

Nicolae Stanciu (Midfield) - The captain and playmaker with 14 international goals.

Valentin Mihaila (Left wing) - Speedy and creative, crucial for Romania’s attacks.

Denis Dragus (Forward) - Leading the line, vying with other forwards for a starting spot.

Ukraine: Battling for Glory

Ukraine, despite missing out on the World Cup, is making their fourth consecutive appearance at the Euros.

Serhiy Rebrov’s team, known for their fighting spirit, secured their spot through the playoffs.

With a mix of experienced players and young talents, Ukraine aims to uplift the nation’s spirits with a strong performance in Germany.

Likely Starting XI

Andriy Lunin (Goalkeeper) - The Real Madrid goalkeeper brings stability to the defence.

Yukhym Konoplya (Right-back) - Solid defensively and capable of supporting the attack.

Ilya Zabarnyi (Centre-back) - A young and talented defender.

Mykola Matviyenko (Centre-back) - Experienced and reliable in defence.

Oleksandr Zinchenko (Left-back) - Versatile, will cover for the injured Mykolenko.

Mykola Shaparenko (Midfield) - Creative and energetic in the midfield.

Taras Stepanenko (Midfield) - The midfield enforcer with great tackling ability.

Heorhiy Sudakov (Midfield) - An attacking midfielder with flair and vision.

Viktor Tsygankov (Right wing) - Quick and lethal, a significant threat on the right.

Artem Dovbyk (Forward) - La Liga’s top scorer last season, leading Ukraine’s attack.

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