Our sports programme begins today with tennis with the upcoming Grand Slam tournament in Wimbledon, where Romania is represented only in the women's competition. The competition's main draw has 7 players from Romania, Simona Halep, Sorana Cirstea, Gabriela Ruse, Irina Begu, Ana Bogdan, Irina Bara and Mihaela Buzarnescu.
Romania ended the ECA Junior & U23 Canoe Sprint European Championship in Belgrade with two bronze medals. Adrian Stepan and Andrei Costache came third in the men's junior C2 1000 m final. In the K2 1000-meter final, George Ţenţa and Darius Zaharia, also from Romania, stepped onto the third step of the podium.
Romania's handball selection failed to qualify for the main groups of the Women's Junior World Championships in Slovenia. Our handballers came third in group E after beating Angola 26-23, and Lithuania 29-20, but they lost to the Czech Republic 25-32. With a better goal average Angola and the Czech Republic came first and second in the group respectively.
Romania's football side CFR Cluj secured a 2-0 win against Croatian runner-up Hajduk Splitin their last friendly in Austria. Ciprian Deac converted a penalty shot for Romania in the 39th minute and Cristian Manea added a second three minutes later. CFR ended their training campaign only with victories and no goal received. They defeated Slovenia's runner-up FC Koper 2-0, then secured a 3-0 against Serbian side Napredak Krusevac, and 1-0 against Partizan Belgrade. In the first Champions League qualifiers, CFR Cluj will be up against Piunik Yerevan of Armenia. The first match is due in Armenia, on July 5 and the return game in Cluj-Napoca, western Romania, on July 13.