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The domestic football championship might resume in less than a month. Minister for Youth and Sports Ionut Stroe last week suggested the competition should resume over June 15-20. Under these circumstances, the Romanian Football Federation might submit to UEFA the names of the teams that will take part in European inter-club competitions. To resume training, League 1 teams had to train in closed circuit. The same conditions will apply once the championship restarts.

As regards League 2, the competition will continue only for the teams ranking 1 through 6 in the tables before the COVID-19 led to the interruption of the competition. The winner of the competition will be settled in a five-round playoff system. Teams will get half the points they had on March 16, 2020. The top three teams will play three of the five games on home turf. The first two teams at the end of the season will be promoted to the League 1, while the team in third place will play a playoff match with the team ranking 6th in the League 1. The draw for the playoffs will be hosted by the Federation's Competition department at a date that will be later made public. The promotion playoff regulations will be decided at a subsequent date too, while taking into account the restart of football competitions in Romania, the Football Federation also notes. Teams ranking 7 through 18 in League 2 won't be playing any matches in the current season, although no team will be relegated.

The Romanian women's chess team defeated Greece 12-8 in an online friendly match on Saturday. The match was played in two rounds. In the first round the score was 5-all, but Romania won the second round 7-3. According to Agerpres news agency, Romania's top performers were Mihaela Sandu, Alessia Ciolacu and Oana Schiopu, each with two wins in two matches.

(Translated by V. Palcu)
Publicat: 2020-05-18 13:45:00
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