Ianis Zicu has left South Korean club Gangwon and signed a one-and-a-half-year contract with Petrolul Ploiesti.
Romania's Adrian Mutu will return home in January after agreeing to leave Ligue 1 club Ajaccio for Petrolul Ploiesti.
Greece will rely on the experience of seasoned campaigners against Romania.
Striker Adrian Mutu and goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon have been dropped for Romania's 2014 World Cup play-off against Greece.
Juventus and Livorno have appealed to the CAS after FIFA's ruling demanded both clubs help Adrian Mutu pay Chelsea almost £18m.
Romania do not mind who they play in next month's World Cup playoffs with Victor Piturca's men determined to end a 16-year wait.
Adrian Mutu was so moved by the story of a newborn baby being found trapped in a sewage pipe that he wants to adopt the child.
Highly-rated Romania defender Stefan Radu is retiring from international football at 26 to concentrate on his club career.
Romania coach Victor Piturca has added nine Steaua Bucharest players to complete his 24-man squad for World Cup qualifiers in Hungary on March 22
Ajaccio forward Adrian Mutu has been ruled out for at least three weeks with a calf injury.
Joey Barton suffered a first Ligue 1 sending-off as Marseille lost 1-0 at home to Nancy.
European soccer's big-name strikers enjoyed contrasting fortunes as Mario Balotelli enjoyed a scoring debut for AC Milan to share the spotlight with Lionel
Adrian Mutu scored his first Ligue 1 double as Ajaccio stunned Olympique Lyon 3-1 and dented their title hopes.
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