Romania's dominance continued in the second half but had to wait until the 81st minute to make the game safe when Marica gave Pareiko no chance with a brilliant header from a precise Alexandru Matel's right-wing cross.
Robben put the visitors ahead in the seventh minute, scoring direct from a free-kick out on the right which managed to evade everyone in the penalty area including goalkeeper Volkan Demirel.
Early in the second half it was the Dutch duo who play in Turkey, Dirk Kuyt of Fenerbahce and Galatasaray's Sneijder, who wrecked the home side's hopes.
Substitute Kuyt played Sneijder in from the edge of the area and he went past one player before firing a shot across Demirel and into the net in the 46th minute.
Hungary’s slim chances of earning a playoff spot were dashed despite a 2-0 win at home to Andorra.
Second half goals from Nemanja Nikolic and Ildefonso Lima ensured they finished third above Turkey but it was scant consolation for the former European giants.
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- Wesley Sneijder
- Arjen Robben