Romania’s national football team is No. 21 in FIFA rankings made public on Thursday; Romania have 876 points and have jumped five positions from Sept.
Romania have not had such good rankings for more than five years, when the national team were No. 20 in the world rankings, in Feb. 2009.
The Tricolour team’s jump comes after the draw with Hungary (1-1) and the win over Finland (2-0) in the EURO 2016 qualifiers; these were the last two games of coach Victor Piturca at the national team. Piturca took up as national coach in June 2011, when Romania were ranked No. 42.