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Still alive: Teams chasing World Cup spots through playoffs

Romania's Cristian Ganea, right, is sent off the pitch following his tackle on Denmark's Nicklas Bendtner, left, during the World Cup Group E qualifying soccer match between Denmark and Romania at Parken stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017. (Jens Dresling/Ritzau Foto via AP)

Headcoach of Denmark Age Hareide during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification match Denmark vs Romania in Copenhagen, Denmark. EFE

-FOTODELDIA- epa06252919 Denmarks Andreas Christensen (top) and Florin Andone of Romania in action during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification match Denmark vs Romania in Copenhagen, Denmark, 08 October 2017. EFE/Liselotte Sabroe DENMARK OUT

COP002. Copenhagen (Denmark), 08/10/2017.- Headcoach of Denmark Age Hareide during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification match Denmark vs Romania in Copenhagen, Denmark, 08 October 2017. (Copenhague, Dinamarca, Mundial de Fútbol, Rumanía) EFE/EPA/Liselotte Sabroe DENMARK OUT

COP002. Copenhagen (Denmark), 08/10/2017.- Denmark's Thomas Delaney (L) and Romanian Ovidiu Hoban during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification match Denmark vs Romania in Copenhagen, Denmark, 08 October 2017. (Copenhague, Dinamarca, Mundial de Fútbol, Rumanía) EFE/EPA/Liselotte Sabroe DENMARK OUT

COP002. Copenhagen (Denmark), 08/10/2017.- Denmarks Christian Eriksen (L) and Romanian Dragos Grigore during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification match Denmark vs Romania in Copenhagen, Denmark, 08 October 2017. (Copenhague, Dinamarca, Mundial de Fútbol, Rumanía) EFE/EPA/Liselotte Sabroe DENMARK OUT

COP002. Copenhagen (Denmark), 08/10/2017.- Denmarks Christian Eriksen and Kasper Dolberg react after the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification match Denmark vs Romania in Copenhagen, Denmark, 08 October 2017. (Copenhague, Dinamarca, Mundial de Fútbol, Rumanía) EFE/EPA/Liselotte Sabroe DENMARK OUT

Yussuf Poulsen of Denmark in action during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification match Denmark vs Romania in Copenhagen, Denmark. EFE

Nicklas Bendtner of Denmark in action during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification match Denmark vs Romania in Copenhagen, Denmark. EFE

Denmarks Christian Eriksen (left) celebrates scoring the 1-0 during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification match Denmark vs Romania in Copenhagen, Denmark. EFE

COP002. Copenhagen (Denmark), 08/10/2017.- Denmarks Christian Eriksen (left) celebrates scoring the 1-0 during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification match Denmark vs Romania in Copenhagen, Denmark, 08 October 2017. (Copenhague, Dinamarca, Mundial de Fútbol, Rumanía) EFE/EPA/Liselotte Sabroe DENMARK OUT

COP002. Copenhagen (Denmark), 08/10/2017.- Denmarks Christian Eriksen (left) celebrates scoring the 1-0 during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification match Denmark vs Romania in Copenhagen, Denmark, 08 October 2017. (Copenhague, Dinamarca, Mundial de Fútbol, Rumanía) EFE/EPA/Liselotte Sabroe DENMARK OUT

COP002. Copenhagen (Denmark), 08/10/2017.- Nicklas Bendtner of Denmark in action during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification match Denmark vs Romania in Copenhagen, Denmark, 08 October 2017. (Copenhague, Dinamarca, Mundial de Fútbol, Rumanía) EFE/EPA/Liselotte Sabroe DENMARK OUT

COP002. Copenhagen (Denmark), 08/10/2017.- Denmarks Coach Age Hareide before the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification match Denmark vs Romania in Copenhagen, Denmark, 08 October 2017. (Copenhague, Dinamarca, Mundial de Fútbol, Rumanía) EFE/EPA/Liselotte Sabroe DENMARK OUT

COP002. Copenhagen (Denmark), 08/10/2017.- Christian Eriksen of Denmark reacts during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification match Denmark vs Romania in Copenhagen, Denmark, 08 October 2017. (Copenhague, Dinamarca, Mundial de Fútbol, Rumanía) EFE/EPA/Liselotte Sabroe DENMARK OUT

COP002. Copenhagen (Denmark), 08/10/2017.- Nicklas Bendtner of Denmark reacts during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification match Denmark vs Romania in Copenhagen, Denmark, 08 October 2017. (Copenhague, Dinamarca, Mundial de Fútbol, Rumanía) EFE/EPA/Liselotte Sabroe DENMARK OUT

COP002. Copenhagen (Denmark), 08/10/2017.- Yussuf Poulsen of Denmark in action during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification match Denmark vs Romania in Copenhagen, Denmark, 08 October 2017. (Copenhague, Dinamarca, Mundial de Fútbol, Abierto, Rumanía) EFE/EPA/Liselotte Sabroe DENMARK OUT

COP002. Copenhagen (Denmark), 08/10/2017.- Denmarks Andreas Christensen (top) and Florin Andone of Romania in action during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification match Denmark vs Romania in Copenhagen, Denmark, 08 October 2017. (Copenhague, Dinamarca, Mundial de Fútbol, Rumanía) EFE/EPA/Liselotte Sabroe DENMARK OUT

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Montenegro vs Romania

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Montenegro vs Romania - Podgorica, Montenegro - September 4, 2017 - Montenegro coach Ljubisa Tumbakovic. REUTERS/Stevo Vasiljevic

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Montenegro vs Romania

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Montenegro vs Romania - Podgorica, Montenegro - September 4, 2017 - Montenegro team celebrates. REUTERS/Stevo Vasiljevic

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Montenegro vs Romania

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Montenegro vs Romania - Podgorica, Montenegro - September 4, 2017 - Montenegro team celebrates. REUTERS/Stevo Vasiljevic

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Montenegro vs Romania

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Montenegro vs Romania - Podgorica, Montenegro - September 4, 2017 - Romania's Alexandru Chipciu in action with Montenegro's Zarko Tomasevic. REUTERS/Stevo Vasiljevic

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Montenegro vs Romania

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Montenegro vs Romania - Podgorica, Montenegro - September 4, 2017 - Montenegro's Adam Marusic in action with Romania's Cosmin Moti. REUTERS/Stevo Vasiljevic

SERIE A 2017-18: 5 key players signed in the off season

FILE - In this, Thursday, July 27, 2017 file photo, AC Milan's Andre Silva, center, challenges for the ball with U Craiova's Renato Kelic, right, during a Europa League third qualifying round, first leg, soccer match on the Municipal stadium, in Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Romania. Cristiano Ronaldo's wingman with Portugal, the 21-year-old Silva has been compared to a young Fernand Torres, the former Spain striker currently playing for Atletico Madrid. (AP Photo/Alexandru Dobre, File)

Amid transfer boom, UEFA eyes stricter club spending rules

AC Milan's Andre Silva, center, challenges for the ball with U Craiova's Renato Kelic, right, during a Europa League third qualifying round, first leg, soccer match on the Municipal stadium, in Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Romania, Thursday, July 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Alexandru Dobre)

'We must be vigilant' - Hat-trick hero Lewandowski demands more from Poland

The striker was not completely satisfied with the victory after Romania finished strongly in Saturday's showdown

Soccer: International Friendly Women's Soccer-Romania at USA

November 13, 2016; Carson, CA, USA; USA forward Alex Morgan (13) moves the ball against Romania defender Teodora Meluta (15) during the second half at StubHub Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Soccer: International Friendly Women's Soccer-Romania at USA

November 13, 2016; Carson, CA, USA; USA forward Alex Morgan (13) reacts following the 5-0 victory against Romania at StubHub Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Soccer: International Friendly Women's Soccer-Romania at USA

November 13, 2016; Carson, CA, USA; USA forward Alex Morgan (13) moves the ball against Romania defender Teodora Meluta (15) during the second half at StubHub Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Allie Long says she's OK with shifting positions

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2016, file photo, United States' Allie Long, top, leaps over Romania's Teodora Meluta during the second half of an exhibition soccer match in San Jose, Calif. Long, a central midfielder for most of her career with the U.S. women's national team and the Portland Thorns, was moved to center back for recent international matches by coach Jill Ellis. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, file)

Wanderers striker remembers crazy derby moments

In Romania and China, Ryan Griffiths experienced "some pretty fierce rivalries" and is looking forward to seeing what a Sydney derby is like

Wanderers striker remembers crazy derby moments

In Romania and China, Ryan Griffiths experienced "some pretty fierce rivalries" and is looking forward to seeing what a Sydney derby is like

Wanderers striker remembers crazy derby moments

In Romania and China, Ryan Griffiths experienced "some pretty fierce rivalries" and is looking forward to seeing what a Sydney derby is like

Lazio's defender from Romania Stefan Radu (R) vies for the ball with AC Milan's forward from Spain Fernandez Suso during the Italian Serie A football match Lazio vs Milan on February 13, 2017, at Rome's Olympic stadium

Lazio's defender from Romania Stefan Radu (R) vies for the ball with AC Milan's forward from Spain Fernandez Suso during the Italian Serie A football match Lazio vs Milan on February 13, 2017, at Rome's Olympic stadium (AFP Photo/ANDREAS SOLARO)

Lazio's defender from Romania Stefan Radu (R) vies for the ball with AC Milan's forward from Spain Fernandez Suso during the Italian Serie A football match Lazio vs Milan on February 13, 2017, at Rome's Olympic stadium

Serie A - Serie A, en directo: Lazio-Milán

Lazio's defender from Romania Stefan Radu (R) vies for the ball with AC Milan's forward from Spain Fernandez Suso during the Italian Serie A football match Lazio vs Milan on February 13, 2017

Napoli's defender from Romania Vlad Chiriches (C) celebrates after scoring with Dries Mertens (L) and Jose Maria Callejon on December 18, 2016

Napoli's defender from Romania Vlad Chiriches (C) celebrates after scoring with Dries Mertens (L) and Jose Maria Callejon on December 18, 2016

Napoli's defender from Romania Vlad Chiriches (C) celebrates after scoring with Dries Mertens (L) and Jose Maria Callejon on December 18, 2016 (AFP Photo/CARLO HERMANN)

Hardcore football fans show their passion at the bitterly contested derby between Romania's Dinamo Bucharest and Steaua

Hardcore football fans show their passion at the bitterly contested derby between Romania's Dinamo Bucharest and Steaua (AFP Photo/Daniel Mihailescu)

Russia's head football coach Stanislav Cherchesov, seen in September 2016, saw his second win in five matches since taking over in August during the team's friendly with Romania November 15, 2016

Russia's head football coach Stanislav Cherchesov, seen in September 2016, saw his second win in five matches since taking over in August during the team's friendly with Romania November 15, 2016 (AFP Photo/Yuri Kadobnov)

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