Football in Moldova

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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 in 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[edit]

2016–17[edit]

Level

League(s)/Division(s)

1

Moldovan National Division
11 clubs

↓ 1 club ↑ 2 clubs

2

Moldovan "A" Division
12 clubs + 3 Reserve teams

↓↑ 2 clubs

3

Moldovan "B" Division
28 clubs + 1 Reserve team divided in 2 series, one of 14 clubs + 1 Reserve team and one of 14 clubs

2017-18[edit]

Level

League(s)/Division(s)

1

Moldovan National Division
12 clubs

↓↑ 2 clubs

2

Moldovan "A" Division
11 clubs + 3 Reserve teams

↓↑ 2 clubs

3

Moldovan "B" Division
28 clubs + 1 Reserve team divided in 2 series, one of 14 clubs + 1 Reserve team and one of 14 clubs

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