Three Moldovan teams to compete in second qualifying round of European cups


Sheriff Tiraspol, Milsami Orhei and Petrocub Hîncești beat their opponents and will play in the second qualifying round of the European cups. Sfântul Gheorghe Suruceni lost to Mura of Slovenia and leaves the Europa Conference League, IPN reports, quoting the Moldovan Football Federation.

Sheriff Tiraspol defeated HŠK Zrinjski Mostar of Bosnia and Herzegovina by 1-0. Moldova’s champion in the second qualifying round will meet Maribor of Slovenia. The first leg is played away on July 20, while the return game – at the Zimbru Stadium in Chisinau on July 26.

Petrocub Hîncești won against Floriana of Maltac by 1-0 and is to play against Laçi of Albania. The vice champion of Moldova plays the first leg on July 21 at the Zimbru Stadium, while the return game – in a week away.

Milsami Orhei beat FK Panevėžys of Lithuania by 2-0. The team from Orhei will play against KuPS Kuopio of Finland on July 21 away and in a week in Orhei.

Earlier, in light of the large-scale military escalation resulting in the invasion of the Ukrainian territory by the Russian army, the UEFA Executive Committee decided that no UEFA competition match shall be played in the region of Transnistria, in Moldova. At end-June, it was ascertained that the Chisinau arena meets the UEFA standards for interclub competitions with regard to the home matches of the team from Tiraspol.

Russian troops stay in Moldova’s Transnistrian region against the constitutional authorities’ will.