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Euro 2024: Romania beats war-torn Ukraine for 1st main tourney win in 24 years

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Romania recorded solely its second ever victory on the European Championship — and its first in 24 years — with a 3-0 win over Ukraine on Monday to present coach Edward Iordănescu a late birthday current.

Nicolae Stanciu put Romania forward with a long-range strike within the first half earlier than two quickfire objectives from Răzvan Marin and Denis Mihai Drăgus early within the second half. It was Romania’s first win at a significant event since a shock 3-2 conquer England 24 years in the past.

Iordănescu, who was the primary coach to steer a Romania group at a European Championship since his father Anghel in 2016, turned 46 years previous on Sunday

Stanciu additionally hit the bar as Romania completely beat Ukraine, which is taking part in at Euro 2024 amid the backdrop of struggle at dwelling and hoping to present its residents some pleasure whilst Russian missiles preserve raining down on the nation.

The Ukrainian soccer federation unveiled an set up in Munich of a stadium stand destroyed by Russian troops in Could 2022 to focus on the continuing battle forward of the match.

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“One group on the sector however 1,000,000 troopers who keep and defend Ukraine,” ,” stated former Ukraine coach and striker Andriy Shevchenko, who’s the president of the nation’s soccer federation. “We’re all collectively. We play at the moment for the nation. We play at the moment for the individuals who defend our lives and our nation.”

It was an emotional match for each units of gamers. It was Romania’s first look in a significant event for eight years and several other of the gamers had been in tears because the nationwide anthem rang out.

Reporting by The Related Press.

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