Romania on Monday advanced for the first time to the semi-finals of the European Under-21 football championship, and so qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, after drawing France 0-0 on Monday evening in a Group C match of the tournament in Italy and San Marino, at the Dino Manuzzi Stadium in Cesena.
Romania's Under-21 team succeeded a sensational victory against England, with a score of 4-2 (0-0) on Friday on the "Dino Manuzzi" Stadium in Cesena, in Group C of the European Under-21 Championship in Italy and San Marino.
Major successes in only a few years
Kosovo football fans celebrate the win against Bulgaria ibn Prishtina bars, on 10 June 2019. Photo: Atdhe Mulla
Along with tiny Gibraltar, the Kosovo team is the youngest in Europe, having been admitted to the world football federation, FIFA, and to Europe's UEFA, only three years ago.
Romania defeated Malta 4-0 (3-0) on Monday night at the Ta'Qali National Stadium in a Group F EURO 2020 qualifier. The Romanian side won their first ever match against the Maltese side thanks to the goals scored by George Puscas (7, 29), Alexandru Chipciu (34) and Dennis Man (90 + 1). Romania will play their next qualifier against Spain, on the National Arena in Bucharest on September 5.
Stara Zagora football team "Vereya" was removed from the First League because of signals for fixing matches. The decision was taken on Tuesday by the Disciplinary Commission of the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) after receiving information from the European football central UEFA. Vereya has a seven-day period to appeal against the decision.
Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) manager in charge with the EURO 2020 hosting countries Walid Bensaoula has unveiled in Romania a concept of public areas for watching the EURO 2020 matches elsewhere than in the host city of Bucharest, according to the Romanian Football Federation.
The Cyprus Football Association (CFA) has postponed this weekend's second division fixtures following warnings from UEFA regarding suspected match-fixing.
The CFA board of directors will meet next Tuesday to examine rule changes to stamp out any perceived corruption, including a points deduction, relegation or removal of a team found to be guilty of match-fixing.