Romania’s women’s handball team failed to have a good start at the World Championship hosted by Japan.
Romania’s women’s handball team failed to have a good start at the World Championship hosted by Japan. On Saturday they were defeated by Spain 31 to 16. On Sunday, in their second match in Group C, Romania defeated Senegal 29 to 24. On Tuesday the Romanian handballers will be up against the team of Kazakhstan and Wednesday they are going to play against Montenegro. The last match in the group will be against Hungary and it is scheduled for Friday. The first ranking teams in the group will qualify to the main stage of the championship.
Romania’s men’s handball team Dinamo Bucharest has managed to pass the group stage of the Champions League without being defeated. On Sunday, in the last stage of group D, Romania’s champions defeated, away from home, 32 to 31 the Danish team GOG Gudme and ended on first place in the group. In the League playoffs Dinamo will be up against the Portuguese team Sporting Lisbon. The two-legged tie is scheduled for February 2020. The two teams also faced each other in last year’s edition of the League when, in the same stage of the competition, the Portuguese won both legs.
Now news from football. Matches were played at the weekend counting for the 18th round of the Romanian First League. On Friday Astra Giurgiu defeated, on home ground, Gaz Metan Medias 1-0. Dinamo Bucharest defeated 1-0 in Bucharest the team Politehnica Iasi. On Saturday, Sepsi Sfantu Gheorghe won, on home turf, the match against Universitatea Craiova 1-0. The match pitting FC Voluntari against FCSB was postponed because of the rain. On Sunday, in Ploiesti, Academica Clinceni defeated 5-2 Chindia Targoviste, and in Sibiu, FC Hermannstadt and CFR Cluj ended the match in a one-all draw. On Monday, in the last match of the stage FC Botosani will be up against Viitorul Constanta. CFR and Astra are first ranked in the classification with 34 points each. (translation by L. Simion)