Romania have failed to make it to the quarter finals of Euro 2008 as result of a 2-0 defeat by the Netherlands. Romania lacked the creativity to really threaten the Dutch team, which was without most of its key players as Van Basten decided to rest some of his regulars.
Codrea had a good chance near the end of the first half but blasted his shot over the crossbar. Klaas Jan Huntelaar ended Romania's dreams in the 54th minute with a goal scored from close range. And Robin van Persie doubled the Dutch lead in the 87th minute, powering a shot past Lobont and into the roof of the goal for 2-0. The Netherlands will play their quarter final match in Basel on Saturday, against Sweden or Russia.
At another place, Italy success too go to the quarter final. World champions Italy beat old foes France 2-0 here on Tuesday to go through to the Euro 2008 quarter-finals as Group C runners up with a helping hand from Holland whilst their rivals and 2006 World Cup finalists exited.