Football in Moldova

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Football in Moldova
Sheriff Shadium.jpg
Home stadium of club Sheriff Tiraspol
Country Moldova
Governing body Moldovan Football Federation
National team(s) men's national team
National competitions
Club competitions
International competitions

After gaining its independence from the USSR in 1992, Moldova became a member of FIFA in 1994. Football is the most popular sport in Moldova.[1]

In qualification for Euro 2004, Moldova beat Austria 1-0 and Belarus 2-1, but lost to the Netherlands 1-2.

In qualification for the World Cup in 2006, the best results were winning against Belarus 2-0 and two home draws against Scotland and Norway. They drew 2-2 against Bosnia and Herzegovina at home but surprisingly won 1-0 in the away game in the qualification for Euro 2008. In the same qualification, they beat Hungary 3-0 and also made a 1-1 draw against Turkey. In World Cup qualification for 2014, Moldova beat Montenegro on the latter's home ground by 5-2; a game that is regarded by many Moldovan supporters as the greatest football game played by the Moldovan national team.

League system

Level

League(s)/Division(s)

1

Moldovan National Division
10 clubs

↓↑ 1 club

2

Moldovan "A" Division
12 clubs

↓↑ 3 clubs

3

Moldovan "B" Division
27 clubs divided in 3 series, one of 10 clubs, one of 9 clubs and one of 8 clubs

References

  1. ^ "When Saturday Comes - Enjoying a title-deciding match in Moldova for free". Wsc.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-12-03.

External links

  • Official site of the Moldovan Football Federation
  • Football teams in Moldova
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