Romanian striker Adrian Mutu was ordered by international football federation FIFA to pay his former club Chelsea 17.2 million euros in compensation after failing a drug test for cocaine. It's the biggest ever fine ordered in football history.
Severe flooding in the Ukraine, Moldova and Romania has left at least 42 dead and tens of thousands homeless since last month, after heavy rains resulted in the worst flooding in the region in 40 years.
Romania's Olympic committee has barred two 1,500m runners from the national team after they failed blood tests. Another athlete was dropped from the Romanian Olympic squad three weeks ago for the same reason.
Romania's Senate has voted in a law to force media to broadcast "50% good news". Journalists and Romanians fear for the freedom of expression they gained after former Communist ruler Ceaucescu's dictatorship ended. (Report: M. Bran)
France lost 2-0 to Italy and has been eliminated from the Euro 2008, while their opponents booked a ticket for the final eight. In the other "Group of Death" match, The Netherlands, already qualified, beat Romania 2-0.
The stakes are high in Tuesday's matches pitching France against Italy and Romania against the Netherlands. The Bleus are clutching at straws and need a win against Italy to continue, provided Romania doesn't snatch the Group C runner up spot.