World Cup qualifiers: Romania defeated by Montenegro, no more chances to play in the 2018 event
Romania’s football national team was defeated by Montenegro on Monday 1-0 (0-0) in Podgorica, in Group E of the World Cup qualifiers, losing any chance to qualify to the final tournament in Russia.
The only goal was scored by Stevan Jovetic in the 75th minute. The national team of Romania played poorly and had only one chance to score, in the first half.
The last World Cup attended by Romania was in 1998.
The next matches in the group are: Romania vs. Kazakhstan on October 5 in Ploiesti and Denmark vs. Romania on October 8.
Montenegro: 1. Danijel Petkovic — 23. Adam Marusic, 15. Stefan Savic, 6. Zarko Tomasevic, 2. Filip Stojkovic — 20. Mirko Ivanic (9. Stefan Mugosa, 70th min.), 4. Nikola Vukcevic — 8. Marko Jankovic (3. Vladimir Jovovic, 84th min.), 10. Stevan Jovetic (captain), 7. Marko Vesovic — 11. Fatos Beciraj (17. Elsad Zverotic, 90+2nd min.). Coach: Ljubisa Tumbakovic.
Romania: 12. Ciprian Tătărușanu — 2. Romario Benzar, 6. Vlad Chiricheș (captain), 4. Cosmin Moți, 3. Alin Toșca — 15. Valerica Găman (20. Sergiu Hanca, 81st min.), 18. Răzvan Marin (23. Nicolae Stanciu, 64th min.) — 7. Alexandru Chipciu, 19. Bogdan Stancu, 10. Alexandru Maxim — 9. Florin Andone (13. Alexandru Băluță, 64th min.). Coach: Christoph Daum.