Juventus Bucharest have been virtually relegated from League One of the Romanian domestic football championship. In the 12th round of League One's Group 1 stage, Juventus sustained a 1-3 home defeat in the fixture they played against Concordia Chiajna. So Juventus had no choice other that leave the championships' elite echelon after only one season in League One.
In another fixture, Dinamo grabbed a 2-nil home win against FC Voluntari. The 12th round will also see Gaz Metan Medias taking on Sepsi Sfantu Gheorghe, while FC Botosani will face Poli Timisoara. With 23 points on their record sheet, Poli Timisoara are the last-but-one team in the as-it-stands table, while Sepsi are the bottom-of-the-table team, with 16 points. Both teams will be relegated to the second league. Two rounds before the end of the competition season, FC Voluntari are the 6th-placed team with 25 points and will play a playoff match to maintain their position in League One.
Representing FC Hermannstandt, former football manager Viorel Hizo and former international footballer Gheorghe Craioveanu, representing CS Universitatea Craiova have been designated ambassadors of Romanian Cup's final. The match is scheduled for Sunday, May 27, on the National Arena in Bucharest, starting 9 pm. Before the start, Hizo and Craioveanu will be showing the trophy to football fans at the National Arena. For ten years Viorel Hizo was signed up by ASA Sibiu, while over 1991 and 1993 Hizo was head coach for Inter Sibiu, a team with which he won the Balkan Cup in 1995. Gheorghe Craioveanu played for Universitatea Craiova between 1991 and 1995. Craioveanu scored 61 goals for Universitatea and played 129 matches for his team.
The president of the "Catalin Haldan Stand" Association of Dinamo Football Club Supporters, Cristian Haldan, has stated that in time, fans intend to buy as many shares as possible of the FC Dinamo football club, through the 'socios' project, titled DDB. Thus supporters can have a bigger say in the club's Managing Board. Haldan has also stated that the association is set to speed up the pace of construction works for the new Dinamo stadium. Former Dinamo footballer Claudiu Vaiscovici, who is also a member of the DDB board, has stated that he wants to see as many Dinamo fans as possible joining the 'socios' project. (translated by Eugen Nasta)