Euro2008 is over for the Romanian soccer team.
After a brilliantly executed tactical (albeit sinfully boring) goalless draw against world championship runner-up France and a sensational 1-1 against world champion Italy, after one of the most thrilling games in the competition, they lamentably failed to beat a relaxed Dutch squad to qualify to the quarterfinals.
Typical. 3 outstanding games in a row would have been too much. And yet, Romanian fans in the “yellow ground” had hoped till the last moment. It was for the first time in history that Romania had a significant contingent of fans at a final tournament abroad. Outstanding and touching experience to be there.
Some video impressions below and in the video corner in the bar on the left. The summer night dream is over.
Romanian fans @ Romania-France 0-0:
and Romania-Holland 0-2: