Romania: Back to the future

May 6, 2008
By Dominic Raynor
The first thing that comes to mind at the mention of Romanian football is Gheorghe Hagi. The feisty playmaker was the talisman for the country's bygone golden era, which culminated in a quarter-final appearance at World Cup 1994, and still casts a shadow over the Tricolorii. The Hagi-inspired period of relative success continued through World Cup 1998, when the Romanians beat England to reach the last 16 of the tournament and into Euro 2000 - the build up to which had been somewhat fractious - ...

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