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Romania defeated Northern Ireland 3-0 (0-0) on Monday evening at the Anghel Iordanescu Stadium in Voluntari, in a Group 8 qualifying match for the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship in 2021. Denmark are first, with 9 points (3 matches), followed by Finland, 7 points (4), Romania, 6 points (3), Ukraine, 3 points (3), Northern Ireland, 2 points (4), Malta, 1 point (3).
Romania has just won the title of a European champion in the European Cyber Security Challenge 2019 competition, which took place over October 9-11, at the Parliament Palace in Bucharest. The distinctions were granted to the Romanian team and the other countries at the Award Gala held on Friday evening at the National Military Centre in the Capital City.
Romania on Friday won the bronze medal World Minifootball Federation (WMF) World Cup 2019 in Perth, Australia, after defeating Hungary 3-1 in the penalty shoot-out of the match for the third place that ended in a 0-0 draw after 50 minutes of regular play and a 10 minutes' extra time.
Team Romania has jumped to the first place in the latest provisional ranking of the European Cyber Security Challenge 2019 competition, with 7,432 points, just 234 points ahead of runner-up Italy, and at 550 points ahead of the third position taken by Austria.
Team Romania finished the first day of the ongoing European Cyber Security Challenge 2019 competition in Bucharest on the podium, as it ended the day on the second place, with a total of 4,200 points, according to the real-time results posted on the official website of the competition. Italy ranked first with 4,340 points, while France ranked third with 3,440 points.
The team of the Horea Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (ISU) of Mures County, the winners of this year's National Extrication and Trauma competition organised in Craiova, will participate next year in the World Rescue Challenge in Miami, the U.S. "This is Romania's extrication champion team that will represent us next year at the World Rescue Challenge in Miami.
Romania on Wednesday progressed to the semi-finals of the World Minifootball Federation (WMF) Wolrd Cup 2019 in Perth, Australia, after defeating home team Australia, 6-0 (4-0). Romania had a very good match. Scoring for them were Stelian Stancu, Mircea Ciprian Ungur (two), Toma Vincene, Sebastian Petrisor Vasile and Dragan Robert Paulevici.
Germany, Italy and Poland are currently the best three teams of the 5th edition of the European Cyber Security Challenge 2019 competition, which is taking place these days at Parliament Palace in Bucharest. Romania's team is close to the podium, in 4th position, only 20 points away.
Marian Dragulescu has become the 50th Romanian athlete qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, after earning the ticket for the vault event final, on Monday, at the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart. Dragulescu, who will turn 39 on 18 December, reached the final with the sixth score in qualifications, 14.624, after vaults of 14.616, respectively 14.633.
After analyzing the candidacy file of the Romanian Football Federation (FRF), the UEFA Executive Committee, which had a meeting in Ljubljana (Slovenia), announced its decision to have Romania as the host of the 2021 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, reads a press release of the FRF.
CSA Steaua Bucharest ranked third at the Europe Cup Foil Fencing Women, a competition held on Monday in the ''Ana Pascu'' Hall in Bucharest. CSA Steaua, made up of Maria Boldor, Malina Calugareanu, Andreea Gheorghe and Anca Seanu, was defeated in the semifinals by the Spanish team Cardenal Cisneros Club 45-43.
Romania exported, in the first six months of 2019, live animals totaling 205.9 million euro, 10.1 pct more than in the similar period of last year, according to data centralized by the National Institute of Statistics. On the other hand, imports of live animals clocked in at 100.6 million euro (+6.8 pct), resulting in a surplus of 105.3 million euro.
Registrations for the World Senior Chess Championship, which will take place in Bucharest over November 11-24, have ended this week, with 350 chess players from 54 countries having registered. The legendary Georgian chess player, Nona Gaprindashvili, ELO 2275, registered in the 65+ section.
The men's national volleyball team secured the most unlikely of qualifications to the knockout stages of the European Championship on Wednesday, earning the ticket to the last 16 of the tournament having conceded just one point less than Portugal in a story that seemed taken straight out of a Jules Verne book.