The Romanian national football team defeated the Armenian team, score 1-0, on Monday evening, on the Steaua Stadium in Bucharest, in Group J of the 2022 World Cup preliminaries.
The tricolors obtained a very precious victory through the goal scored by Alexandru Mitriţă (’26) and climbed to the second place in the group.
Romania thus got its revenge after the surprising failure in Yerevan in March, with 2-3, reminds Agerpres.
This is the first match played by the Romanian national team on the new Steaua stadium, 12 years after the previous match played in Ghencea, 1-1 with Austria, in the 2010 WC preliminaries.
In the other matches on Monday, Germany defeated Northern Macedonia 4-0 away, and Iceland beat Liechtenstein with the same score, 4-0.
Germany, the leader of the group with 21 points, secured its qualification for the 2022 World Cup. In second place is Romania (13 p), followed by Northern Macedonia (12 p), Armenia (12 p), Iceland (8 p) and Liechtenstein (1 point).
The last matches in the group will take place next month, Romania will play at home with Iceland (November 11) and away with Liechtenstein (November 14).
The winners of the groups will qualify directly for the final tournament in Qatar. The teams ranked second and the best two unqualified teams in the League of Nations 2020-2021 will play dams after which three other teams will get tickets for the 2022 World Cup.