The final emotions scattered: after Romania won 2:0 in front of Luxembourg and Bulgaria made an even match in Albania, the Romanian national football team qualified to the final tournament, Euro 2008.
Piturca's tactics, Mutu's juggles and Goian "Gulliver" goals helped Romania return to the elite football, Hotnews.ro comments. Florentin Petre, called to joint he team only on Sunday, scored first, in the 42nd minute, followed by Ciprian Marica, in the 64th minute. A penalty clear was denied by the referee in the 50th minute.
The surprise of the first round is that England may fail to qualify for the final tournament, after losing in Moscow (1:2). Russians are only two points behind England. In the B group, another surprise was Scotland, losing 2:0 in Georgia.