A single goal from Claudiu Keseru was enough for Romania to see off the Faroe Islands and remain top of European Championship qualifying Group F.
The Al-Gharafa forward struck in the 20th minute and though there were other opportunities for the home team, an improved Faroes defence restricted them to a 1-0 scoreline.
Romania thus remain a point ahead of Northern Ireland at the group summit after four games.
Faroes keeper Gunnar Nielsen had to save from Raul Rusescu and Claudiu Keseru in the first...
Aside from the World Cup, the European championship is the most competitive tournament in the world. The tournament features some of the globe's best players, and the upcoming 2016 competition in France will serve as an indicator of which teams are poised to excel at the 2018 World Cup.
The current crop of 53 eligible teams is split into nine groups, with the group winners, runners-up and the best third-placed team earning a tournament berth. The eight remaining third-placed teams face off in a playoff to determine the last four teams to join the host nation in the 24-team field. While this week marks the halfway point in the qualification process for most nations, there are some teams that already stand out for either playing above or below their expected standard.
Here is a look at three Euro 2016 contenders that are showing signs of vulnerability and could be in danger of not qualifying, along with three overachieving teams that could be dangerous sleepers to not only earn a berth to the tournament but make waves at the Euros.
Belgium | Qualifying record: 1-0-2 (win-loss-draw) | Group rank: 4th
Snapshot: Belgium, which is fourth in Group B, will battle Bosnia-Herzegovina, Wales and Israel for the top spots.
Belgium started strong with a 6-0 opening win over Andorra but subsequent draws against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Wales have raised questions about how the team uses its attacking resources. ...
Gheorghe Hagi is 50 today, so ESPN FC remember the Romania legend's impact on the World Cup.
As one of the most skilful players of his generation, Hagi earned the nickname "Maradona of the Carpathians" with worthy comparisons to the great Argentinean to be found both in playing style and temperament.
Undoubtedly the finest player to have emerged from his country, Hagi's remarkable 16-year international career consisted of appearances at three World Cups, while his domestic exploits took in...
Romanian club CFR Cluj have been deducted 24 points by the Romanian Football League (LPF) as a result of an inability to control rising debts, reports Reuters.
Liga I side Cluj are one of Romania's most successful sides over the past decade having won three league titles, three national cups and two Supercups between 2008 and 2012, though now owe nearly 20 million euros to various parties.
Former players, coaches and the state are owed the money by the club, with squad members threatening to boycott...