The Romania women's national football team represents Romania in international women's football. Their most recent competition is qualification for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Despite not gaining as much success as the men's, the women's team has been improving greatly, and almost qualified for UEFA Women's Euro and FIFA Women's World Cup. The rise of women's team is the chance for Romania to become the first Balkan nation to play on an international competitions, and become the first nation to have both men and women's teams participating in both tournaments. The only rival for them in the Balkans, is Serbia, as Serbian women's team had almost qualified for a major tournament recently.
Daria Antończyk (born 7 December 1983) is a Polish footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Wałbrzych and the Poland women's national football team. Antończyk was previously an amateur boxer and won a bronze medal at the 2002 Polish Boxing Championship.
Fotbal Club U Olimpia Cluj-Napoca, commonly known as FCU Olimpia Cluj, or simply as U Olimpia Cluj, is a women's football team from Cluj-Napoca in Romania. It is Romania's top women's football club, having won all league titles since its inception, and thus represents Romania year by year in the UEFA Women's Champions League. The club also gives a majority of the Romania women's national football team players.
The Romania national football team (Romanian: Echipa națională de fotbal a României) represents Romania in international men's football competition, and is administered by the Romanian Football Federation. They are colloquially known as Tricolorii (The Tricolours).
Romania is one of the only four national teams from Europe—the other three being Yugoslavia, France, and Belgium—that took part in the first FIFA World Cup in 1930. Since that performance, Romania have qualified for the 1934, 1938, 1970, 1990, 1994 and 1998 editions. Led by playmaker Gheorghe Hagi, the team's finest hour came in 1994 when it reached the quarter-finals. They were eliminated by Sweden on a penalty shoot-out after having previously defeated Argentina.
At the European Championships, Romania's best performance was in 2000 when they advanced to the quarter-finals from a group with Germany, Portugal and England, before falling to eventual runners-up Italy. They also reached the last eight in 1960 and 1972, and qualified for the 1984, 1996, 2008 and 2016 tournaments.
The Romania women's national under-19 football team is the national under-19 football team of Romania and is governed by the Romanian Football Federation. In the eventuality of a World Cup qualification, the team would function as an under-20 national team.
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