Firat label’s loss against Italy as the ‘career worst’


Moldova suffered a major setback in their efforts to build a solid foundation for the national team under coach Engin Firat. The recent friendly match with Italy, who are one of the top teams in the world, ended in a 6-0 thumping that has made the coach quite furious.Firat claimed after the game that this was the worst loss of his career and that he would like to apologise to spectators. Moldova have been one of the minnows in Europe for quite a while. However, recent performances from the national team have improved to the extent where they have gone close to matching the performances of the opponents.

The match against Italy, though, was a return to old days when Moldova were not competitive. It did not take long for Italy to have a crushing score, as they were 5-0 up in the game after just 45 minutes. Stephan El Shaarawy came up with a brace while Brian Cristante and Francesco Caputo were able to add further goals. And the matters were made extremely complicated when an own goal from Domenico Berardi came upon the scoreline.This was the heaviest defeat for Moldova since 2012 when the team was beaten at home by England with a 5-0 score.
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Francesco Caputo makes debut for Italy and scores against Moldova


Francesco Caputo has revealed that he does not have any regrets about spending most of his time in the lower levels of Italian football. The 33-year-old recently made his debut for the national team at a time when many players are thinking about wrapping up their careers. The debut for Francesco Caputo came in the match against Moldova.

Italy were able to get a comprehensive 6-0 win over Moldova in this friendly encounter. The result extended the unbeaten run for the Italians, whose last defeat was in 2018 against Portugal. As a result, manager Roberto Mancini has been able to successfully experiment with his line-up and squad.

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Zenga praises character of Cagliari after Bologna draw


Cagliari manager Walter Zenga is of the opinion that the point against Bologna came in good circumstances. The Italian Serie A is back in the fixture schedule and Cagliari were able to pick up crucial wins over SPAL and Torino to move away from the relegation zone. The club were aiming for a third consecutive victory that would have put them within touching distance of the top six places, but Bologna were able to claim a 1-1 draw in the match. Cagliari performed reasonably well even without a number of key players like Fabrizio Cacciatore and Robin Olsen missing due to action.

Zenga pointed out that the squad had players struggling with injuries and some players were unavailable due to expired contracts. In such a scenario, he was relatively happy to see his team get a 1-1 draw.
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Walter Zenga lauds importance of Radja Nainggolan


Cagliari manager Walter Zenga has claimed that midfielder Radja Nainggolan is very crucial to the squad. Despite being on loan from Inter Milan, Nainggolan has made a major impact in the Cagliari setup. The 32-year-old has been one of the key players in the Italian Serie A for a long time. After starting out his major Italian adventures with Cagliari during the loan spell back in 2010, the 32-year-old has been a key member of the team.

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Engin Firat comments about football’s return in Moldova


Engin Firat, who is the national team coach of Moldova, claims that life is slowly returning back to normal in the country. He says that there has been no changes to his contract status. Despite being in close contact with countries that have experienced an outbreak of the virus, Moldova have been relatively safe and there is a less number of cases. The outbreak of the coronavirus has resulted in all forms of football being brought to a halt and it is only in the last few weeks that countries have started letting the doors open for games to return.

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Liverpool are in the Premier League 2019-2020 season. Their status as the Premier League Champions was confirmed when Manchester City fell 2-1 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The season will be remembered for mid-season suspension due to Covid19 pandemic. All football matches and leagues across the globe were put on hold. From Premier League in England to Moldavian football. No matter the size and the pedigree of the league, everything was put on hold to help manage the spread of the deadly virus.

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Moldova Resume Training under Engin Firat’s Supervision


After more than two months of inactivity, football has once again resumed in the country of Moldova. This has been started by the national team returning to training under the management of Engin Firat. All players had to undergo a coronavirus test before being allowed to participate in the training. This has been done to ensure that there is no spread of the virus, which has proved to be not immune for sportspersons, as a number of Premier League and Bundesliga players have acquired the virus in this last two months. The training for Moldova is very crucial, as they will get to know the manager much better.

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Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp described the decision by UEFA to go ahead with the round of 16 second leg tie against Atletico Madrid as a criminal act. Liverpool were due to face Atletico in the second leg of their round of 16 Champions League tie on 11 March. There were widespread suggestions that the game would be postponed, with much of the world, including the city of Madrid on lockdown following the coronavirus outbreak. With the global lockdown, the game still went ahead as scheduled, a decision that has left Klopp questioning the decision of UEFA. Ancelloti stated that he is in full support of the view of his compatriots.

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Xhaka insists he has forgotten about the bust-up with Arsenal fans


Switzerland international Granit Xhaka has said that he has forgotten about the bust-up with the Arsenal fans during the first half of the season. The midfielder was stripped from the captaincy after the incident in October and it appeared that he could head through the exit door at the beginning of the year.

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The draw for the UEFA national league was announced earlier this month. The UEFA nation league was introduced to bring competition to international fixtures. The FIFA free weeks were used for international friendlies. The exhibition matches rarely bring out any sort of real competition between the two sides. The European governing body understood that the excitement was getting low, hence the idea that the of the Nation league.

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