The national women’s handball team of Romania has qualified, Wednesday evening, to the semi-finals of the European Championship in France, although it lost the match against Hungary 31-29. Later in the evening the Netherlands defeated Germany 27-21 and sealed the qualification of both teams.
Unfortunately, Romania has lost the best player, Cristina Neagu, who was injured in the second half of the match against Hungary. The tests conducted at the hospital have confirmed she has suffered a rupture of crossed ligaments and will stay out of the game for six months. It is bad news both for the national team and for her team, CSM Bucharest, digisport.ro reports.
World champions France defeated Serbia 38-28 in Main Group I. Russia has won the group and France is second. In Main Group II, the Netherlands are first and Romania second. The semifinals will be played on Friday: Romania vs. Russia at 18.30h and France vs. the Netherlands 22.00h.
Cristina Neagu: I’ll stand by the girls, my dream goes along with them
Cristina Neagu has sent a message on Thursday, after the injury during the match against Hungary on Wednesday, confirming the diagnostic.
“My dears, thank you for the messages and for support. Unfortunately, the news is not at all good. It is what I was afraid of: rupture of front crossed ligaments. I am going through many thoughts and feelings, but all I can do is to go on. I’ll stand by the girls until the end and my dream goes along with them,” Neagu wrote on the social networks.