- Associated Press - Thursday, May 12, 2016

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - Romania coach Anghel Iordanescu has named 28 players in a squad for a training camp ahead of the European Championship.

The group includes potential playmakers Lucian Sanmartean, who is 36, and 19-year-old Andrei Ivan.

Two players - captain Razvan Rat and fellow defender Cosmin Moti - remain from the Euro 2008 squad, when Romania last qualified for a major tournament.

The training camp starts in Italy next Wednesday before two friendly matches, against Congo on May 25 in Como and Ukraine on May 29 in Turin.

Iordanescu must name his 23-man squad for Euro 2016 by May 31.

Romania plays host France in the tournament opener on June 10 at the Stade de France in Paris. Group A also includes Switzerland and Albania.

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Squad:

Goalkeepers: Ciprian Tatarusanu (Fiorentina), Costel Pantilimon (Watford), Silviu Lung (Astra Giurgiu)

Defenders: Cristian Sapunaru (Pandurii Targu Jiu), Alexandru Matel (Dinamo Zagreb), Vlad Chiriches (Napoli), Valerica Gaman (Astra Giurgiu), Dragos Grigore (Al Sailiya), Cosmin Moti (Ludogorets Razgrad), Razvan Rat (Rayo Vallecano), Steliano Filip (Dinamo Bucharest), Alin Tosca (Steaua Bucharest)

Midfielders: Mihai Pintilii (Steaua Bucharest), Ovidiu Hoban (Hapoel Be’er Sheva), Adrian Ropotan (Pandurii Targu Jiu), Andrei Prepelita (Ludogorets Razgrad), Adrian Popa (Steaua Bucharest), Gabriel Torje (Osmanlispor), Alexandru Chipciu (Steaua Bucharest), Andrei Ivan (CSU Craiova), Alexandru Maxim (Stuttgart), Nicolae Stanciu (Steaua Bucharest), Lucian Sanmartean (Al Ittihad)

Forwards: Claudiu Keseru (Ludogorets Razgrad), Bogdan Stancu (Genclerbirligi), Florin Andone (Cordoba), Denis Alibec (Astra Giurgiu), Ioan Hora (Pandurii Targu Jiu)

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