Romania ready to resist France pressure in Euro 2016’s opening game

• Anghel Iordanescu says France ‘have shortcomings at the back’
• ‘We expect them to start in a very attacking vein,’ says manager

Romania are confident they can weather a France storm in the early stages against the Euro 2016 hosts in the Group A opener at the Stade de France on Friday. Although Romania have recently proved a tough nut to crack for France, with the two sides drawing four of their last five matches, they have not beaten Les Bleus since 1972.

“We expect them to start in a very attacking vein, there will be a lot of pressure on our players, they’re going to come out on the pitch backed by a stadium full of French fans,” said Romania’s head coach, Anghel Iordanescu.

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