Mutu ruled out of Romania qualifiers

BUCHAREST - Romania forward Adrian Mutu will miss the 2010 World Cup qualifiers against France and Austria after sustaining a thigh injury, the Romanian Soccer Federation (FRF) said on Wednesday.

The FRF said Fiorentina's Mutu had sustained a minor injury to his right thigh and have called up FC Timisoara forward Gheorghe Bucur to the squad.

Romania are fifth in Group Seven with seven points from six matches, 11 points behind leaders Serbia. They play France in Paris on Saturday and host Austria four days later.