Romanian coach Razvan Lucescu on Sunday named a 23-man squad for a vital 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ qualifier away to Lithuania on 6 June in Marijampole.

The Romanians currently lie eight points behind leaders Serbia, six points off France, while their opponents Lithuania are also performing strongly just one point behind the 2006 FIFA World Cup runners-up.

Romania squad
Goalkeepers:
Dani Coman (FC Brasov), Costel Pantilimon (FC Timisoara), Mircea Bornescu (Universitatea Craiova)

Defenders: Cristian Sapunaru (FC Porto/POR), Ovidiu Dananae (Universitatea Craiova), Mirel Radoi (Al-Hilal/KSA), George Galamaz (Unirea Urziceni), Cristian Chivu (Inter Milan/ITA), Dorin Goian (Steaua Bucharest), Razvan Rat (Shakhtor Donetsk/UKR), Mihai Nesu (FC Utrecht/NED)

Midfielders: Milieux: Bogdan Mara (CFR Cluj), Mihai Roman (FC Brasov), Costin Lazar (Rapid Bucharest), Dan Alexa (FC Timisoara), Tiberiu Ghioane (Dinamo Kiev/UKR), Iulian Apostol (Unirea Urziceni), Cristian Tanase (FC Arges), Florin Costea (Universitatea Craiova)

Strikers: Ciprian Marica (VfB Stuttgart/GER), Marius Niculae (Dinamo Bucharest), Ionel Danciulescu (Dinamo Bucharest), Gheorghe Bucur (FC Timisoara)