Romania faces Italy in a key match of Group C of Euro 2008 on Friday evening starting 7.00 p.m. Romanian time. Coach Victor Piturca has chosen the team for the match, putting Codrea, Radoi and Chivu in the midfield.

For the Zurich match Piturca has removed Cocis from his team and introduces Codrea to mark DelPiero. Piturca also sends Florentin Petre in Banel Nicolita's place.

Romanian team on Friday: Lobont - Contra, Tamas, Goian, Rat - Codrea, Radoi, Chivu - Florentin Petre, Daniel Niculae, Mutu.