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Romania 2018 Joma Home and Away Kits

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The Federația Română de Fotbal (FRF) have released a new visual identity via a new crest and unveiled the 2018 Romania home and away kits from technical partner Joma Sport. Modeled by Tricolorii (The Tricolours) Under-19 players Andrei Vlad, Andrei Sîntean and Andrei Trusescu for their launch, the new shirts use a previous unseen, bespoke [.

Weird Scenes: Romania Coach Christoph Daum Offered Fishing Rod By Journalist In Middle Of Press Conference (Video)

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You'll struggle to find an international coach more fiercely at odds with his national press than Romania boss Christoph Daum.

During a media conference just a couple of months ago, Daum was so enraged at the continued attempts to undermine his position that heflew into an apoplectic rage in which he claimed several times that he a 63-year-old German man was "more Romanian" that the entire Romanian press.

FAIL: Botched Panenka Scuppers Newly-Promoted Romanian Side’s Chance Of Snaffling 96th-Min Draw Against Steaua Bucharest (Video)

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Steaua Bucharest kept the pressure on CFR Cluj at the top of the Romanian Liga 1 table with a straightforward 2-1 away victory over local rivals Juventus Bucharest on Saturday evening.

In fact, Steaua actually fell behind against their newly-promoted hosts in the first minute courtesy of an own-goal, but soon clawed their way back in front, scoring twice inside the first half-an-hour or so.

Exclusive: Pies In Prague – Sunburn, Shut-Outs And Six-Goal Pummellings On Opening Day Of CEE Cup (Photos & Highlights)

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Over the next week or two, Pies' man-in-the-field, Joseph Viney, will be in Prague to report in on the 2017 Generali CEE Cup – the annual international Under-19s tournament for club sides from Central and Eastern Europe (hence ‘CEE').

The View From Day One.

In its heyday, Prague's Strahov Stadium allegedly boasted a maximum capacity of anywhere from 220,000 to 300,000 once ram-packed to the rafters.

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Contra named as new Romania coach: Romanian Football Federation

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Bucharest (AFP) – Cosmin Contra on Sunday was named as the new coach of Romania to replace Christoph Daum who was sacked following the country’s failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, officials said.

“The Romanian Football Federation has agreed a two-year contract with Cosmin Contra,” the FRF said in a statement.

Romania fire coach Daum

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Bucharest (AFP) – Romania have parted company with German coach Christoph Daum following their failure to qualify for next year’s World Cup, the country’s football federation (FRF) announced on Thursday.

“The FRF president Razvan Burleanu and coach Christoph Daum have agreed to end their collaboration before the last two qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup,” the FRF said in a statement.

Albania face wait after historic win over Romania

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Lyon (AFP) Armando Sadiku scored Albania's first goal at a major tournament in a historic 1-0 win over Romania on Sunday to keep alive their slender hopes of progressing to the Euro 2016 knockout phase.

Sadiku headed home the game's only goal after 43 minutes in Lyon to leave debutants Albania facing an anxious wait to see if they qualify from Group A as one of the four best third-placed teams.

Albania face wait after historic win over Romania

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Lyon (AFP) Armando Sadiku scored Albania's first goal at a major tournament in a historic 1-0 win over Romania on Sunday to keep alive their slender hopes of progressing to the Euro 2016 knockout phase.

Sadiku headed home the game's only goal after 43 minutes in Lyon to leave debutants Albania facing an anxious wait to see if they qualify from Group A as one of the four best third-placed teams.

Romania ring changes for Albania clash

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Lyon (AFP) Romania coach Anghel Iordanescu made wholesale changes to his team for Sunday's crucial Group A match against Albania in Lyon.

Alexandru Matel replaced the injured Razvan Rat at left-back with Denis Alibec handed a start up front. Ovidiu Hoban, Adrian Popa and Nicolae Stanciu were all recalled after the 1-1 draw with Switzerland.

Romania ring changes for Albania clash

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Lyon (AFP) Romania coach Anghel Iordanescu made wholesale changes to his team for Sunday's crucial Group A match against Albania in Lyon.

Alexandru Matel replaced the injured Razvan Rat at left-back with Denis Alibec handed a start up front. Ovidiu Hoban, Adrian Popa and Nicolae Stanciu were all recalled after the 1-1 draw with Switzerland.

Payet beats out Martial to France starting spot in Euro

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Paris (AFP) West Ham's mercurial playmaker Dimitri Payet edged out Manchester United's Anthony Martial to start France's Euro 2016 opener against Romania in Paris on Friday.

Payet crowned a series of impressive displays since earning a recall to the French team in March with a stunning last minute free-kick to beat Cameroon 3-2 in Les Bleus' penultimate warm-up game in Nantes 10 days ago.

Payet beats out Martial to France starting spot in Euro

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Paris (AFP) West Ham's mercurial playmaker Dimitri Payet edged out Manchester United's Anthony Martial to start France's Euro 2016 opener against Romania in Paris on Friday.

Payet crowned a series of impressive displays since earning a recall to the French team in March with a stunning last minute free-kick to beat Cameroon 3-2 in Les Bleus' penultimate warm-up game in Nantes 10 days ago.

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Granit Xhaka, N’Golo Kante stand out among top five players in Euro 2016 Group A

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With the action done and dusted inEuro 2016Group A two teams are safely through to the last 16 – group winners France and second place Switzerland – while Albania's 1-0 win over Romania means...

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Euro Daily: Arsenal midfielder impressed yet again, Manchester United's €160m target produces his best performance

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France have secured the top of Group A at the Euro 2016 Championships after a 0-0 draw with Switzerland at Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille on Sunday.

Didier Deschamps made a few changes to the starting XI that won against Albania in the previous game. Paul Pogba and Antione Griezmann returned to starting line-up, while Andre-Pierre Gignac, Yohan Cabaye and Moussa Sissoko were included in the first team as well.

Switzerland made to wait after Romania draw

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Paris (AFP) Switzerland were frustated in their attempt to book a place in the knockout stage of Euro 2016 after a 1-1 draw on Wednesday against Group A rivals Romania in Paris.

Bogdan Stancu's penalty gave Romania the advantage at a sunny Parc des Princes and the Swiss spurned a host of chances to score before Admir Mehmedi slammed home to level just before the hour mark.

Switzerland made to wait after Romania draw

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Paris (AFP) Switzerland were frustated in their attempt to book a place in the knockout stage of Euro 2016 after a 1-1 draw on Wednesday against Group A rivals Romania in Paris.

Bogdan Stancu's penalty gave Romania the advantage at a sunny Parc des Princes and the Swiss spurned a host of chances to score before Admir Mehmedi slammed home to level just before the hour mark.

Euro 2016 best players: From Eric Dier to Dimitri Payet – Every teams’ star performer of round one

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The opening round of Euro 2016 games is done and dusted and it's been a thrilling tournament so far. While in England the off-field crowd disturbances and clashes between England fans, Russian...

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ESPN2 draws 552,000 viewers for Euro 2016 opener between France-Romania

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The opening game of Euro 2016 was watched by a viewing average of 552,000. The game between France and Romania was televised live on ESPN2 on Friday, June 10 from 3-5pm ET.

In comparison to Euro 2012, the viewing average per game was 1.3 million. The final between Italy and Spain on ESPNnetted a viewing average of 4.

ESPN2 draws 552,000 viewers for Euro 2016 opener between France-Romania

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The opening game of Euro 2016 was watched by a viewing average of 552,000. The game between France and Romania was televised live on ESPN2 on Friday, June 10 from 3-5pm ET.

In comparison to Euro 2012, the viewing average per game was 1.3 million. The final between Italy and Spain on ESPNnetted a viewing average of 4.

Euro 2016: Payet sets the benchmark high, major talking points from France 2-1 Romania

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West Ham forward Dimitri Payet scored a breathtaking goal in the dying minutes of the Group A match to secure a 2-1 victory for France over Romania in the opening game of Euro 2016 at Stade de France in Saint-Denis on Friday night.

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France overcome pressure to win Euro 2016 opener

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Paris (AFP) With France heading for disappointment, Dimitri Payet unleashed a sensational goal to rescue the European Championship hosts who claimed a 2-1 win over Romania in an emotional opening match.

In a packed Stade de France surrounded by thousands of police guarding against a repeat of the Novermber 13 attacks on Paris, coach Didier Deschamps said a nation's expectations had weighed heavily.

France overcome pressure to win Euro 2016 opener

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Paris (AFP) With France heading for disappointment, Dimitri Payet unleashed a sensational goal to rescue the European Championship hosts who claimed a 2-1 win over Romania in an emotional opening match.

In a packed Stade de France surrounded by thousands of police guarding against a repeat of the Novermber 13 attacks on Paris, coach Didier Deschamps said a nation's expectations had weighed heavily.

Euro 2016: Dimitri Payet Stunner Helps Nervy France To Opening Game Win v Romania (Photos & Video)

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On Friday night, Dimitri Payet carried on where he left off with West Ham in the Premier League by producing a superb individual display for France against Romania, culminating in a stunning late winning goal.

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Les Bleus were nervy throughout the tournament curtain-raiser in Paris, with Oliver Giroud failing to make the most of a couple of good headed chances.

Arsenal star finds the net, stunning goal from Payet in France 2-1 Romania

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France open their Euro 2016 campaign with a dramatic 2-1 victory over Romania at Stade de France in Saint-Denis on Friday night. It was the first time since Euro 2000 that the host nation won the opening game, thanks to a late stunning goal from West Ham forward Dimitri Payet.

Despite a blitzkrieg of an opening start, both teams squandered few excellent goal scoring opportunities, with the scoreline remaining 0-0 at half time.

Payet stunner rescues France in Euro 2016 opener

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Paris (AFP) Dimitri Payet's stunning 25 metre strike a minute from time got hosts France off to a winning start at Euro 2016 on Friday as they beat Romania 2-1.

Payet was France's standout performer all night. His cross also created the opener for Olivier Giroud before Bogdan Stancu's penalty looked to have handed Romania a point.

Payet stunner rescues France in Euro 2016 opener

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Paris (AFP) Dimitri Payet's stunning 25 metre strike a minute from time got hosts France off to a winning start at Euro 2016 on Friday as they beat Romania 2-1.

Payet was France's standout performer all night. His cross also created the opener for Olivier Giroud before Bogdan Stancu's penalty looked to have handed Romania a point.

France beat Romania 2-1 in European Championship opening football match

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Paris (AFP) Dimitri Payet's long-range goal gave host nation France a 2-1 victory over Romania in the opening match of Euro 2016 on Friday.

Olivier Giroud had opened the scoring at the Stade de France in the 57th minute but Bogdan Stancu had equalised with a penalty after veteran Patrice Evra's foul.

France beat Romania 2-1 in European Championship opening football match

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Paris (AFP) Dimitri Payet's long-range goal gave host nation France a 2-1 victory over Romania in the opening match of Euro 2016 on Friday.

Olivier Giroud had opened the scoring at the Stade de France in the 57th minute but Bogdan Stancu had equalised with a penalty after veteran Patrice Evra's foul.

Soccer Friday: Your Running Commentary

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The Copa America rolls on Friday night as Group D begins to sort itself out, while Euro 2016 kicks off with hosts France facing Romania.

Group A play begins for the French as they take on a up-and-coming Romania side at theStade de France. Romania, currently sitting 22nd in the latest FIFA rankings, will look to stun the hosts before Group A's other two teams play on Saturday.

Let's Watch Some Soccer: Day 8 - The Euros Begin

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If you thought there was a lot of soccer happening before, you ain't seen nothing yet.

The 2016 European Championship kicks off today as the hosts, France, takes on Romania, two of the top 25 ranked sides in the world. One of the most exciting tournaments in soccer at any level, the Euros make for some excellent early morning viewing and will kick off a long day's worth of the beautiful game.

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Albania stuns Romania in first Euro win

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It took almost two-and-a-half matches, but Albania finally found a goal at Euro 2016, and the timing couldn't have been any better.

Albania pulled off a thrilling and historic 1-0 win against Romania in Sunday's Group A finale, givingGianni De Biasi's side hope of advancing to the knockout round.

Where to find Romania vs. Albania on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Romania vs. Albania in Euro 2016, you've come to the right place.

Depending on what happens in the France-Switzerland, everything is still to play for in the Eastern European match between Romania and Albania. Both teams could still emerge into the knockout round as a third place team.

Where to find Romania vs. Albania on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Romania vs. Albania in Euro 2016, you've come to the right place.

Depending on what happens in the France-Switzerland, everything is still to play for in the Eastern European match between Romania and Albania. Both teams could still emerge into the knockout round as a third place team.

Switzerland, Romania settle for draw

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Switzerland could have sealed a spot in Euro 2016's knockout rounds on Wednesday, but an early penalty kick doomed the Swiss to a draw.

After conceding a first half penalty kick, Switzerland required a second half leveler from Admir Mehmedi to seal a 1-1 tiewith Romania.

Against the run of play, Romania took the lead in the 18th minute through a penalty kick, their second of the young tournament.

Where to find Romania vs. Switzerland on TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Romania vs. Switzerland in Euro 2016, you've come to the right place.

Switzerland, after earning a less than convincing 1-0 victory against Albania last weekend, is set to play their second match of the tournament when they play Romania who impressed in the opening game against France.

Where to find Romania vs. Switzerland on TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Romania vs. Switzerland in Euro 2016, you've come to the right place.

Switzerland, after earning a less than convincing 1-0 victory against Albania last weekend, is set to play their second match of the tournament when they play Romania who impressed in the opening game against France.

Invenzione di Payet, la Francia piega la Romania nel finale

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Un goal strepitoso dell'"Hammer" Dimitri Payet, realizzato al minuto 89, regala alla Francia una soffertissima vittoria nella gara inaugurale di Euro 2016. Al tappeto ci finisce una Romania quadrata e ben messa in campo, che ha dato filo da torcere ai "galletti" di Deschamps, trovando anche il momentaneo pari, su rigore, con Stancu, prima di [.

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Romanian Lower League Game Abandoned After Every Single Match Ball Hoofed Into Nearby River

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Bistrata Brosteni players warm up on their home pitch (Photo: Obiectiv)

Fans were no doubt dismayed when Sunday's big match betweenBistrita Brosteni andVanatorul Dorna Can­drenilor down in the Romanian fifth tier had to be abandoned with less than an hour played.

However, rather than crowd trouble, inclement weather or violent conduct of any sort, the match had to be nixed when a rampant bout of appalling accuracy in the second half created aterminal logistical shortcoming: there weren't any footballs left to play with.

Nothing To Sniff At: Adrian Mutu Appointed As New General Manager Of Dinamo Bucharest

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With his playing career having petered out fairly spectacularly, Adrian Mutu is now set to try his hand inthe cut-and-thrust world of general management.

As confirmed by Pies' unofficial Romanian football correspondent Emanuel Rosu (@Emishor), Mutu has been officially sworn in as the new general manager of Dinamo Bucharest.

USWNT set to close 2016 with pair of friendlies against Romania

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The U.S. Women's National Team will wrap up 2016 with a pair of California friendlies.

U.S. Soccer announced on Monday that the USWNT will host Romania in the two final friendlies of the 2016 schedule. The two teams will begin the two-game set on Nov.