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February 28, 2021

Romania qualifies for EHF EURO 2010 semifinals

The Romanian women’s handball team has already qualified for the competition’s semifinals as a result of its victory against Montenegro (23-21) and Russia’s defeat at the hands of Spain (22-30). Denmark topped the standings after defeating Croatia in the last game of Group 1, score 31-19 (15-9 at half time).
Romania’s qualification is secure irrespective of the result of its game against Russia on Thursday. Denmark tops the group standings with 8 points in 4 games, followed by Romania (6 pts in 4 games), Montenegro (4 pts in 4 games), Spain (2 pts, 4 games), Russia (2 pts, 4 games) and Croatia (2 pts, 4 games).

Head coach Radu Voina stated that Tuesday’s game against Montenegro was a difficult one despite the fact that Romania won and qualified for the semifinals of the Women’s EHF EURO 2010 tournament hosted by Denmark and Norway.

“It was a difficult game indeed, although we’ve won. I congratulate Montenegro, a very talented team, and I wish it the best of luck,” Voina stated. “Both teams made a lot of mistakes because each wanted to win. I hope we will play the same in the rest of our games,” Voina added.

Goalkeeper Talida Tolnai stated in her turn that Montenegro’s goalkeeper Sonja Barjaktarovic parried a lot of difficult shots and Montenegro fought hard. “We played well, both in defence and offence. I want to dedicate this result to Paula Ungureanu who suffered an injury,” Tolnai pointed out.

Norway defeated Ukraine, score 32-19 (19-13). Norway tops Group 2 with 6 points (goal average +40), followed by Sweden (6 pts, goal average +19), Netherlands (4 pts, +11), France (4 pts, -11), Hungary (4 pts, -25) and Ukraine (0 pts).


Cristina Neagu played brilliantly against Montenegro, the leader of the Romanian team scoring 11 goals. The player tops the goal-scorers’ table with a total of 37 goals. Neagu tops the best passers’ table too with 5.8 passes per game.


Paula Ungureanu suffered an injury on Monday evening, in the 46th minute of Romania’s game against Croatia. The medical tests conducted on Tuesday revealed that Ungureanu has torn ligaments, gsp.ro informs. Oltchim Ramnicu Valcea’s player will be out for at least six months, thus set to miss the rest of the season. Ungureanu will go to Belgium for further medical tests and will then undergo surgery.

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