Natalia, Cristi Chivu’s girls, baptized in Milan
Natalia, the daughter of Cristian Chivu, the skipper of the national football team, and his wife Adelina, was baptized on Saturday within the Orthodox Church in Milan. Natalia was baptized by Victor and Manuela Becali. Natalia Chivu was born on February 12 within the Madonnina clinic in Milan. Cristian Chivu and Adelina got engaged on November 24, 2007 in Milan and married on July 6, 2008. Their wedding took place within the Stirbey Palace and was attended by approximately 500 guests.
Unirea Alba Iulia to enter League I
Unirea Alba Iulia has mathematically secured its League I entry after winning its home-side game against Minerul Lupeni, score 2-0. The game counted for Round 23 of League II. The goals were scored by Pogean (an own goal in the 37th minute) and Florin Dan (54th minute). Unirea Alba Iulia will return to League I after its relegation four seasons ago.
Women’s handball: Romania defeats Poland in second friendly
The Romanian women’s national handball team has won its second friendly game against Poland on Saturday in Drobeta Turnu Severin, score 37-22 (18-8). The team had previously won the first friendly game, score 39-28 (17-10). The two games were the final tests ahead of the upcoming two-leg game against Belarus (first leg scheduled for June 6-7 in Belarus, return leg scheduled for June 13-14 in Romania). The game against Belarus is part of the playoffs for the China World Cup.
Rugby: Steaua defeats Dinamo to top national division standings in play-offs
Steaua has won its derby against Dinamo. The game was part of the last round of the National Rugby Division’s play-offs. Steaua won its away-game against Dinamo by a one-goal advantage, score 30-29, with the game registering a minor incident towards its end. Nevertheless, Dinamo, a team that was able to field the 10 rugby players that were suspended after the violent incidents registered in the game against Farul, scored four tries and won the bonus point offered for that achievement. At the end of the season Steaua tops the play-offs with 64 points, followed by Farul with 55 points. Dinamo ranks third with 54 points.
Cristina Varzaru wins Danish Handball Championship with Viborg HK
Handball player Cristina Varzaru, a member of the Romanian women’s national handball team, has won the championship title in Denmark after Viborg HK won its away game against Aalborg DH, score 29-21 (18-10). The Romanian player scored two goals in Saturday’s decisive game. Earlier Viborg HK had won the EHF Champions League by defeating Hungary’s Gyor ETO. k