Daminuta to play
for AC Milan
After playing for Timisoara from where he ended up playing for Inter in 2008, a club that eventually loaned him to Dinamo in the second half of last season, Romanian player Cristian Daminuta will now play for AC Milan. The 20-year-old Romanian player along with Attila Filkor and Marco Ezio Fossati, two other young Inter players, have signed for AC Milan in exchange for EUR 7 M, fcinternews.it website informs. In 2009 Daminuta was loaned to Modena. Last spring he was loaned to Dinamo where he spent most of his time on the substitutes’ bench.
Chivu at Real
Jose Mourinho, the new head coach of Real Madrid, has asked club president Florentino Perez to try to transfer Inter Milan’s fullback Cristian Chivu, sport.es website informs. The head coach asked Florentino Perez to get the Romanian fullback after he found out that Giorgio Chiellini’s transfer from Juventus is impossible. Such a move could reopen negotiations for Inter Milan’s Maicon too. Mourinho feels that Brazilian Marcelo’s presence on the left flank is not enough and wants an alternative, being optimistic that Inter’s agreement on Chivu’s transfer will be obtained.
Friendly: Ferencvaros 0 – Steaua 1
Steaua Bucharest defeated Ferencvaros Budapest, score 1-0 (1-0 at half time), in a friendly game part of the training tournament in Austria. Romeo Surdu scored the game’s only goal in the 32nd minute. Steaua will play its last game of the tournament on Tuesday when it will meet Egypt’s Zamalek Cairo. Czech Republic’s Slavia Prague (a team that finished on 7th place last year) defeated Romanian title holder CFR Cluj in Abtenau, score 4-2. The Czech team twice held a three-goal lead (3-0 and 4-1) thanks to the goals scored by Lukas Jarolim (19th minute), Peter Grajciar (41st minute), Petr Janda (47th minute) and Jakub Hora (74th minute). Traore scored CFR’s goals in the 66th and 88th minutes.
in Champions League
and Europa League
Romania’s Alexandru Deaconu, Augustus Constantin and Ovidiu Hategan will referee games in the second preliminary rounds of the Champions League and Europa League, UEFA informs. Deaconu will referee the return leg of the Olimpia Rustavi (Georgia) vs. FK Aktobe (Kazakhstan) game on July 20, a game counting for the preliminary round of the Champions League. Augustus Constantin will referee the first leg of the FK Baku (Azerbaijan) vs. Buducnost Podgorica (Montenegro) game on July 15, a game counting for the preliminary round of the Europa League. Ovidiu Hategan will referee the return leg of the JK Sillamae Kalev (Estonia) vs. Dinamo Minsk (Belarus) game on July 22, a game counting for the preliminary round of the Europa League.
Chess: European medals for juniors
Romanian chess players have won 10 medals – three Gold, four Silver, three Bronze – at the European Youth Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships in Subotica, Serbia. Mihnea Costachi (8 years old), Robin-Alexandru Dragomirescu (18 years old) and Codruta-Alexa Copilu (10 years old) won the Gold medals.
Daminuta to play