The new stadium in Craiova will be inaugurated on November 17.
The Romanian national football squad coached by Cosmin Contra grabbed a 2-nil win in a friendly game against Turkey. The Turkish team also has a Romanian at helm, Mircea Lucescu. Both goals were scored by midfielder Gheorghe Grozav, on 42 and 69 minutes. In Bucharest this coming Tuesday, Romania take on the Netherlands, in the second friendly game of the stage.
The new stadium in the southern Romania town of Craiova will be inaugurated on Friday, November 17 with by a friendly match pitting the local side Universitatea against Czech team Slavia Prague. A performance will be held before the match, with artists and former footballers taking part. Also, video projections will be screened, with highlights from the history of Universitatea Craiova Football Club, whose team in the 1980s reached as far as the UEFA Cup semifinals. The new stadium has a seating capacity of around 30,000 spectators. It has been designed to host national and international football competitions as well as other categories of sports disciplines and cultural or social events. The stadium will also be hosting live concerts, fairs and exhibitions. The value of the renovation works stands at 52 million euros.
In a Group E fixture counting towards the 2019 edition of the European women’s basketball championships, Romania take on Slovenia in Oradea, in the northwest. Finland and France are also part of Group E, in the aforementioned competition.
Romania’s men’s handball champions Dinamo Bucharest on Thursday night sustained a 36-23 home defeat by Danish contenders Skjern Handbold, in a fixture counting towards Champions League’s Group C. Dinamo are the bottom-of the table team in their group, being 6th-ranked, with 2 points on theory record sheet.
In other news from handball, women’s handball this time, Romania’s champion team CSM Bucharest face RK Krim Mercator in Ljubljiana. The confrontation counts towards the 5th round of the Champions League’s Group 5. In the first leg, CSM thrashed Krim Mercator, 30-18. In the other Group fixture, Polishj team Vistal Gdynia take on Danish contenders NFH-Nykobing Falster Handboldklub. Two rounds ahead of the last group stage games, CSM Bucharest are at the top of the table in their group, with 6 points. Second-placed are Krim Mercator, also with 6 points. Third-placed are NFH, with 4 points, while Vistal are at the bottom of the table, with zero points on their record sheet.
We go out with news from rugby, as this coming Saturday will see fixtures being played, counting towards the second round of Romania’s Cup in Rugby. Politehnica Iasi are pitted against Steaua Bucharest, Universitatea Cluj face CSM Bucharest while Timisoara Saracens play CSM Stiinta Baia Mare.