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Football as Tool of Soft Power in Hungary’s Hands

Closer to home, 40 kilometres west of Budapest, Orban fulfilled a personal dream to build a stadium in Felcsut, the small village of 1,700 people where he grew up. Together with his close ally and mayor of Felcsut, Lorinc Meszaros, the two managed to have a stadium with a capacity of 3,800 built in 2014 for the Puskas Academy team at a cost of 10 million euros.

Portorož hosting WTA 250 tournament

Portorož – The Slovenian seaside resort of Portorož is hosting the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) circuit this week for a WTA 250 tournament with a prize money of 235,238 US dollars.

The tournament will open with a ceremony later on Monday followed by an all-Croatian match between Donna Vekić and Ana Konjuh.

Slovenia lose to Croatia in 2022 World Cup qualifiers

Split – Slovenia lost against Croatia 0:3 in Split on Tuesday in the sixth round of the group stage of the World Cup qualifiers, with almost no chances left for qualification now. Coach Matjaž Kek and captain Jan Oblak acknowledged Croatia’s superiority after the match.

Romania grabs 5 gold, 5 silver medals at European Rowing U-23 Championships of Kruszwica, in Poland

Romania won ten medals, 5 gold and 5 silver, on Sunday at the European Rowing Under-23 Championships in Kruszwica (Poland), and Simona Radis set a world record in women's singles skulls, according to a press release issued to AGERPRES. Romania placed first in the ranking by nation. "The extraordinary performance of the Romanian rowers, as we have already become accustomed to!

First Moldovan Club Qualifies for Champions League Group Stage

Moldovan football club Sheriff Tiraspol went through to the UEFA Champions League group stage after a goalless draw on Wednesday evening in the second leg of their tie against Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia. In the previous game in Tiraspol, Sheriff won 3-0.

Turkey beat Sweden to maintain flawless run in EuroVolley

The Turkish women's national volleyball team on Aug. 23 beat Sweden 3-0 in the 2021 CEV EuroVolley to carry on their flawless run in the tournament.

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Called the "Sultans of the Net," Turkey won the match at BT Arena in Cluj Napoca with the sets of 31-29, 25-21, and 25-11.

Turkey previously beat Romania 3-1 and Ukraine 3-0 in Pool D matches held in Romania.

Turkey beat Ukraine 3-0 in 2nd group match of EuroVolley 2021

The Turkish women's national volleyball team beat Ukraine 3-0 in their second group match in the 2021 CEV European Women's Volleyball Championship on Aug. 20. 

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The 'sultans of the net' won the sets 25-14, 25-19, and 26-24 at the BT Arena in Cluj Napoca, Romania.

Moldova Bars Kosovar Croatian Football Club Player From Match

Moldova's Football Federation told BIRN on Friday that it was not aware of the situation with the Kosovar player for Croatian Dinamo Zagreb whose request for a Moldovan visa has been rejected.

"I don't know anything about any ban. It is the first time I hear about it. No one from Dinamo Zagreb contacted us in this regard," an official from the Moldovan Football Federation said.

Most Balkan Countries Cheer Olympic Medal Scores

Several countries in the Balkans improved their Olympic scores or achieved even more notable successes at the Tokyo Games, with athletes responsible for the medals taking the centre stage in national celebrations.

Mighty Serbia defeated Montenegro and chose Italy for the next rival!

The Olympic champion inflicted a heavy defeat on one of the medal candidates and chose third place in the group with a score of 3-2.
Therefore, Serbia scheduled a classic with Italy in the quarterfinals of the tournament. A clash of Olympic and world champions for a real spectacle!

Tecau and Krawietz qualify for semifinals of Hamburg ATP tour

Romanian-German pair Horia Tecau/Kevin Krawietz qualified, on Wednesday, for the semifinals of the doubles' event of the 1,030,900-euro Hamburg ATP tournament, after 6-3, 6-2, with German pair Daniel Altmaier/Rudolf Molleker. Top seeds Tecau and Krawietz obtained a quick victory, in just 54 minutes, without losing service, although Altmaier and Molleker had two opportunities to go on break.

World Champions France Knocked Out from Euro 2020 by Switzerland

Kylian Mbappe missed the crucial kick as Switzerland beat France on penalties in the Euro 2020 last 16 after a classic European Championship game.

The Swiss had been seconds away from elimination during 90 minutes but go through to face Spain after penalty shoot-out.

Spectacle in Copenhagen: Spain knocked out Croatia

Spain dominated from the start of the match, not allowing Croatian football players to build action from the defensive ranks.
Spain goalkeeper Unai Simon's massive blunder gave Croatia a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute when he failed to control a long back pass.

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