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Winter training sessions are underway for several Romanian football teams, ahead of the season scheduled to kickstart next week. Holders CFR are in Spain with a couple of friendly matches on schedule. In Oliva Nova on Thursday, Dan Petrescu's trainees grabbed a 1-nil win against 4th-tier Spanish team La Nucia. CFR's Gabriel Debeljuh succeeded the only goal of the game. CFR's games against Swiss teams St. Gallen and C Lugano, as well as the match against Hungarian side Ferencvaros have been cancelled by the latter clubs. On Saturday, holders CFR play another Spanish lower-echelon team, Alzira.

With its training session in Turkey's Antalya in progress, FC Botosani sustained a 2-3 defeat by Polish opponents Lechia Gdansk. Scoring for Marius Croitoru's trainees were Congolese footballer Hervé Kage on 15 minutes and Albanian footballer Enriko Papa in minute 53. This coming Sunday, FC Botosani take on Hungary's Paksi and the National team of Uganda.

In Melbourne, Romanian tennis player Irina Bara this past Friday sustained a 2-6, 1-6 defeat by Bulgarian opponent Viktoria Tomova, in the final round of the Australian Open qualifiers. Coming straight from the qualifiers, five Romanian tennis players will be included in the tournament's women's singles main draw. They are Simona Halep, Sorana Cîrstea, Irina Begu, Jaqueline Cristian and Gabriela Ruse.

Fixtures counting towards the Champions League in women's handball are to be resumed at the weekend. In Montenegro, CSM Bucharest play Buducnost Podgorica. Cristina Neagu's team is 5th-placed in Group A, with 4 wins and four defeats on its record sheet, while Buducnost is 7th-placed in the group.

Matches counting towards the 2nd round of the European League's group stage are also scheduled at the weekend. In Group B on Saturday, Minaur Baia Mare take on German team Bietigheim, while in Group C Măgura Cisnădie travel to Denmark for their match against Herning-Ikast. In Group D, this coming Sunday, SCM Râmnicu Vâlcea play a home fixture against Hungarian team Vac.

Publicat: 2022-01-14 13:45:00
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