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Unofficial European Football Championships

The official UEFA European Football Championship, Euro 2012, kicks off in Poland and Ukraine today. Reigning champions Spain are favourites, with the likes of Germany, the Netherlands and France also among the most-hotly tipped of the 16 competing teams. Much entertainment is promised, but let’s be honest here, most spectators will be distracted by the […]


Romania vs Nigeria 2005

Romania 3-0 Nigeria 16 November 2005Friendly, BucharestNicolae, Petre, Rosu (Romania) For reasons that no one seemed to be able to properly explain, rather than playing the Democratic Republic of Congo at home as fixtured, Nigeria travelled away to play Romania in a hastily rearranged friendly. Few people seemed to know about the match – only […]


Slovenia 0-2 Romania

After defeating Armenia by the same scoreline on the previous day, Romania beat Slovenia 2-0 to retain the UFWC title and win the Cyprus International Football Tournament. Ionut Mazilu scored in the first half, and Solvenia’s Andrej Pecnik netted an own-goal in the second. 24 hours earlier, Romania had easily beaten Armenia with goals from defender Vasily Maftei and Razvan Cocis. In an odd end to the tournament, Romania finished top of Group 2, while Greece finished top of Group 1, but there was no match between the two sides, who shared the Cypriot title.