NATIONS LEAGUE: MOLDOVA IN PROMOTION CONTENTION

Sep
15

Moldovan football has seen a lot of bad times in the past few years, but things might get back when the 2022/23 UEFA Nations League resumes next month with the senior men's team in contention to secure promotion from League D to League C.

The Moldovans are in League D for the latest edition of the UEFA Nations League. Also, they are in Group 1 of League D alongside Latvia, Andorra and Liechtenstein. After four round of games in the group, bottom team Liechtenstein and Andorra are out of the promotion picture thus leaving Moldova and leaders Latvia to fight for the sole spot available for promotion to League C. Moldovan football could be represented in League C as far as the next edition of the UEFA Nations League is concerned if the senior team could pip Latvia to promotion in Group 1 of League D.
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BRNO HOSTS FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT IN SOLIDARITY AGAINST RUSSIAN INVASION

Aug
13

The first Eurofanz tournament in Brno will kick off at the Lužánky stadium at 2pm on Friday, 8 July. Fans of Zbrojovka Brno, Newcastle United, SC Heerenveen, Ferencváros FC and Zimbru Chisinau will introduce themselves one by one. The national colours will then be represented by fans from Czech Republic, Slovenia, Netherlands, Wales, Mexico, Ukraine and Belarus.

 

Photo credit: FC Zbrojovka Brno
Brno, July 7 (BD) – Football fans are on their way to Brno from England, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Wales, and Hungary, among other countries. The Moravian capital is this year hosting the Eurofanz tournament for fans of European countries and clubs, traditionally organised in the Ukrainian city of Lviv. Due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, football fans in Brno have decided to take over the popular tournament, with all proceeds going to help Ukraine

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PREVIEW: MARIBOR VS SHERIFF TIRASPOL - PREDICTION, TEAM NEWS AND LINEUP

Jul
31

The second qualifying round for the 2022-23 Champions League campaign will continue this week with Maribor set to welcome Sheriff Tiraspol for their first leg encounter. Both teams will be pushing to get things started with a strong performance in this one to provide themselves with the best possible start heading into the next match.
Match preview


Maribor showcased great quality in the first qualifying round as they proved to be resilient defensively in order to secure their place in this stage of the competition. The Slovenian team were drawn against Soligorsk in that round, and they did not concede a goal in either game, which is something that will have brought plenty of confidence to the squad.
The first leg of that round was one that Maribor played in front of their own fans, which led to a goalless draw, but they followed that up with a dominant 2-0 victory to give themselves a chance of qualifying for the competition.
Maribor Champions League form:
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MOLDOVA RETURN TO WINNING WAYS

Jul
15

Moldova are back to winning ways following the victory over Andorra in their latest game in Group D1 of the current UEFA Nations League. Moldovan football features in the first group in League D alongside Andorra, Latvia and Liechtenstein.The Moldovans played hosts to Andorra on the back of a run of two matches without a win. They were able to end the winless run with the 2-1 victory over their guestsduring the game played last week Tuesday.

A pair of penalties either side of the half-time interval was enough to put smiles on the faces of Moldovan football fans at the expense of the Andorrans. Mihail Caicamov scored the first of the two Moldova penalties on 26 minutes to give the hosts the lead before Atletico Corazon FC of Spain midfielder Marcio Vieira levelled proceedings for Andorra in the fourth minute of first half added time.
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MOLDOVAN OLYMPIAN TATIANA MOVES TO SOUTH CAROLINA FROM LOUISVILLE

Jun
20

Tatiana Salcutan, an Olympian from Moldova, is transferring to the University of South Carolina. She is leaving Louisville, where she swam with the Cardinals for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 seasons. Salcutan is a backstroke specialist. She competed at the 2021 Olympics in the 100 and 200 meter backstrokes, representing Moldova.

During her first year in Louisville, Salcutan competed for the Cardinals at the NCAA Championships in two events. She finished 20th in the 200 backstroke with a 1:54.19 and 43rd in the 100 backstroke with a 53.56. At the 2022 NCAA Championships, she tied her 2021 time in the 100 backstroke (53.56), which put her in 53rd place. In the 200 back, she ended up 48th with a 1:56.68.
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ALLY MCCOIST REVEALS WHY HE'S IMPRESSED WITH STRIKER CHE ADAMS

Jun
02

Southampton striker Che Adams has scored four goals in 13 international matches for Scotland, including strikes against Faroe Islands, Moldova and Denmark in World Cup qualifiers. Ally McCoist has described Southampton striker Che Adams as "a breath of fresh air" for Scotland since he switched international allegiance.
The Saints striker, who was born in Leicester and played twice for England at U20 level, qualified to play for Scotland through his maternal grandmother and was initially approached by the Scottish FA back in 2017 about playing for the Tartan Army. He said then that he was not ready to commit at that time, but when Scotland came calling again last year, he pledged his allegiance.

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MOLDOVA END LENGTHY LOSING RUN

May
10

Moldovan football fans were given a big lift after their team beat Kazakhstan to end their long run of successive defeats on the international football scene.Moldova came into the UEFA Nations League playoff second leg clash with Kazakhstan on the back of ten straight defeats. In the end, they were able to put an end to the run of successive defeats with a 1-0 away win over Kazakhstan.

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MOLDOVA RELEGATED FROM NATION LEAGUE C

Apr
26

Moldovan football suffered another major setback after the senior national team relegation from League C to League D in the UEFA Nations League thanks to their penalty shootout defeat to Kazakhstan in the play-offs to fight for a spot in League C.


The Moldovans were in League C for the last edition of the UEFA Nations League won by world champions France. They were in League C3 alongside Greece, Kosovo and Slovenia. At the end of proceedings in the group, Moldova finished last behind Kosovo, Greece and Slovenia. The Slovenians were promoted to League B after winning the group ahead of Greece with a tally of 14 points. Slovenia were able to gain promotion to League B thanks to their ten-point advantage over the Greek team. Greece and Kosovo finished with 12 points and five points respectively. To this effect, they were able to stay in League C
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HOW SCOTLAND CAN QUALIFY FOR QATAR

Mar
29

Steve Clarke and his Scotland players still have a lot of work to do for a spot at this year's FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar. The Scotland team must go through the rigours of the playoffs if they want to book one of the 32 spots at the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament.


Scotland began their qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup in Group F as far as the European section is concerned and Moldovan football was a feature in the group. Moldovan football was well represented through the Moldova senior team. It must be pointed out that Moldovan football didn’t give a good account of itself after Moldova finished last in Group F with one point from ten games. Moldova drew the first game and lost the remaining nine to end their World Cup 2022 qualifiers with a solitary point.
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WHY MOLDOVA DIDN'T QUALIFY FOR QATAR

Mar
16

Moldova would certainly not be one of the 32 nations at the World Cup 2022 tournament in Qatar later this year after they failed to move past the first round of the qualifiers as far as the European region is concerned. Moldovan football won’t be represented in Qatar as a result.


At the draw for the first round, Moldovan football got Group F alongside teams such as Austria, Israel, Scotland, Faroe Islands and Denmark. Moldovan football avoided the big teams, but still face a big hurdle to finish in the top two positions that would at least put them in contention for a place in Qatar. All the teams were aware at the start of the first round of qualifiers in the European section that the top team in each group will secure a place at Qatar 2022, while the team in second place will need to fight for a place in Qatar via the play-offs.
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