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Romania beats Estonia 2-0 in World Cup qualifier


TALLINN, Estonia (AP) -Romania scored twice in the second half to beat Estonia 2-0 in their opening World Cup qualifying match on Friday.

Gabriel Andrei Torje scored in the 55th minute after receiving a cross inside the penalty area and Ciprian Andrei Marica doubled the visitors' lead with a shot in the 75th.

Estonia's best chance came in the 32nd minute after a quick counterattack, but Sander Puri's shot was blocked by Romania's defenders.

On Tuesday, Turkey will host Estonia in Istanbul in Group D.

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