Moldavian Football Champions Aimed for the Manchester United Scalp

Jan
30

Manchester United traveled to Moldova to play against FC Sheriff Tiraspol in the second Group E fixture that aims to make amends for their loss against Real Sociedad. But for people who thought that it is going to be smooth sailing for Manchester United, they had to think again since the Sheriff are not strangers to pulling off shocking results after they made it to the headlines with their victory over Real Madrid.

The sheriff is from the city of Tiraspool which is located in the unrecognized breakaway state of local Transnistria and takes part in the Moldovan Super Liga, the top division of the Moldovidan football league system. As of 1997, the club had been established. However, they have had a successful existence as they won 20 league titles in the last 25 years and also 11 Moldovan Cups, and 7 Moldovan Super Cups, even though they won in the same year.
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Sheriff Tiraspol of Moldavian Football Is a Dominant Force

Jan
21

Sheriff Tiraspol hosted Manchester United in the Europa League as Moldovan minnows looked to take Cristiano Ronaldo and company by surprise. The outfit of Moldovan Super Liga won their opening game just the week before and defeated Cypriot side Omonia and putting them at the top of the Group. Manchester United had been the next opponent and it was the first time that they ever faced the Moldova football team.

Ronaldo and other star players of the team are going to line up against Sheriff Tiraspol. Sheriff Tiraspol had originally been established in 1996 as FC Tiras Tiraspol but had refounded to their presence after a year. Their journey to the top of the league started instantly as they had been promoted to the top tier in the first season of their establishment.
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FIA SPORT AND MOBILITY MEMBER CLUBS SUPPORT UKRAINE

Oct
28

In reaction to the humanitarian and refugee crisis caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, several FIA Member organisations in both Sport and Mobility - especially in Region I, Europe - have mobilised to provide support and assistance to the Ukrainian people in these difficult. FIA Clubs have been very reactive and have started collecting essential goods to be sent to Ukraine or to the zones welcoming refugees. It is the case of the Magyar Autoklub (MAK Hungary) which called upon its members, employees and partners to donate essential products such as hygienic products, baby care products and non-perishable foods.

Donations can be done across the 66 locations of the Club across the country and will be delivered to the Ukrainian border. Österreichischer Automobil- Motorrad - und Touring Club (ÖAMTC Austria) has also organised support and is sending aid transports to Moldova.
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MOLDOVA STUN LATVIA AT HOME

Oct
19

Moldovan football is at a good place at the moment after its senior team delivered one of the best results in recent times with the 2-1 away win over Latvia in Group D1 of this season's UEFA Nations League. Latvia had a perfect record in the group before they were stopped by the Moldovan football players.

The Moldovans have been drawn in Group D1 of this season's Nations League with Latvia, Andorra and Liechtenstein. Moldovan football players began their campaign in the group with a 2-0 away win over Liechtenstein thanks to the goals from Ion Nicolaescu (penalty) and Vadim Bolohan. Nicolaescu scored the first goal of the game from the penalty spot in the fifth minute before the points were sealed by Bolohan in the first minute of stoppage time. Moldova made it four points from two Group D1 games with the goalless draw with hosts Andorra.
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THE THREE SIDE MAN UNITED WILL PLAY IN THR EUROPA LEAGUE GROUP STAGE

Oct
10

Manchester United were handed a kind draw, although it will involve two lengthy midweek trips. The draw for the first stage of the competition was made by Charly Korbel and former Fulham midfielder Zoltan Gera on Friday in Istanbul. The Red Devils, who were seeded among the top sides, were drawn in Group E against Real Sociedad, Sheriff Tiraspol and Omonia. It means the Red Devils will face trips to Moldova and Cyprus, as well as a tricky fixture in Spain, in addition to three matches at Old Trafford.

United played Sociedad in 2021 and beat them 4-0 over two legs. It will also mean former Manchester City star David Silva will face his old foes once again. As for Sheriff, the Moldovan outfit have shown they’re no pushovers and beat Real Madrid last season at the Bernabeu. Meanwhile, Omonia are managed by former Celtic boss Neil Lennon, and the team competed in this competition two seasons ago but were eliminated at the group stage
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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.
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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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