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Under 15 National Team

Roma 13/03/2018

Under-15 National Team lose 1-0 during first friendly against Romania

Under-15 National Team lose 1-0 during first friendly against Romania

The Under-15 National Team were beaten 1-0 during their first of two friendlies against Romania’s Under-16s in Buftea. Played out in dreadful conditions, a second-half goal from Ianis Stoica ultimately decided the affair. 

“The strong wind and rain made it practically impossible to play the ball on the ground,” said coach Antonio Rocca. “This penalised a technical team like ours. Playing against an older team today and one that is more developed physically, I really wanted to assess the team’s character and I was impressed from this point of view. They played with intensity and fought well against their opponents.”

The Buftea stadium will now host the second friendly between the two teams on Thursday (10 CET): “This match will give a chance to those who haven’t played or haven’t played as much,” said Rocca. “I hope to have some important responses.”