volleyball team has succeeded a heart-throbbing qualification for the European
Championship's final tournament. On Wednesday night, Romania outclassed
Bosnia-Herzegovina away from home, 3-2. The game in Lukavac counted as our
national team's last Group F fixture in the qualifiers. Romania has thus taken
its revenge after the 2-3 defeat in the first match of the preliminaries.
Romania's success is all the more praiseworthy as captain Adina Salaoru was
unable to play, because of an injury. For Romania, this is the 12th
participation in a European Championship. We recall that Romanian women's
national volleyball team's best result in a European competition was the 3rd-place
in 1963, at the debut edition of the European championship.
In other news from
volleyball, Romania's men's national team has got through to the European
Championship's final tournament. In their last preliminary group A fixture, Romania
sustained a 1-3 defeat by Denmark, yet Romania emerged as leader in their
group. We recall that Romania last made it to a European Championship 23 years
Time now for news
from women's handball. On Wednesday, the National League derby game was played
home court, with Handball Club Zalau taking on the EHF Cup holders SCM Craiova.
The host team had no problem securing a 28-22 win. Handball Club Zalau's top
scorer was Maria Constantinescu, with 10 goals scored.
We go out with news
from football. Currently on a training stage in Turkey's Antalya, Universitatea
Craiova will play three friendly matches. On January 13 Craiova take on Turkish
second-tier team Adnana Demirspor, on January 19, Craiova face Ukrainian side Vorskla
Poltava, while on January 25, the Romanian team plays its third friendly match
against Hungarian champions Ferencvaros.