Football: Lacklustre Romania held to goalless home draw by Denmark

Alin Tosca (right) of Romania vies with Martin Braithwaite of Denmark during the Fifa World Cup 2018 qualification match in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Alin Tosca (right) of Romania vies with Martin Braithwaite of Denmark during the Fifa World Cup 2018 qualification match in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.PHOTO: AFP

CLUJ-NAPOCA, Romania (REUTERS) - Romania extended their unimpressive run of results under German coach Christohp Daum when they scrambled a 0-0 draw with Denmark in a World Cup Group E qualifier on Sunday (March 26).

The stalemate left Romania fourth in the standings with six points from five matches, a point behind Montenegro and Denmark and seven adrift of Poland who beat Montenegro 2-1 away.

The result means Romania, still searching for their first home win in the qualifying campaign, have failed to score in four consecutive games for the first time since 1931.

The hosts were outclassed by Denmark, who missed the chance to move up to second place after wasting several opportunities with Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen coming closest to breaking the deadlock.

Romania visit Poland in their next group game on June 10 while Denmark travel to Kazakhstan.