After weeks of anticipation, speculation and debate, Euro 2012 finally gets under way on Friday when co-hosts Poland take on Greece in Warsaw.
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The number of football teams competing in Bulgaria's top-flight should be reduced from 16 to 10, according to the country's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.
Bulgaria will face the Netherlands in a friendly on May 26, turning thus into one of the last rivals the tulips will clash with before the Euro 2012 finals in Poland and Ukraine.
Traditional rivals Germany and Netherlands will face one another in a tough group at the 2012 European football championship, Friday night's draw in Kiev indicated.
The Bulgarian Football Union will appeal the EUR 40,000 fine imposed on it by UEFA Friday, announced the Union Saturday.
UEFA has fined the Bulgarian Football Union EUR 40 000 because of the racist abuse of Bulgarian fans during the Euro 2012 qualifier against England in September.
UEFA will announce this week what punishment is in store for Bulgaria over their fans' racist chanting during the Euro 2012 qualifier against England in Sofia in September.
Lyuboslav Penev, the nephew of Bulgaria's most successful manager in history, is expected to be presented on Wednesday as the coach, who will take over the national football team after it broke up with German legend Lothar Matthaeus.
Lyuboslav Penev, the nephew of Bulgaria's most successful manager in history, has emerged as the strongest favorite for taking over the national team after it broke up with German legend Lothar Matthaeus.
The Bulgarian Football Union considered Swedish coach Lars Lagerback as an option for the country's national squad, but he insisted on a salary Bulgaria could not afford, it has been reported.
Legendary Romanian football player Gheorghe Hagi is being considered as the next permanent coach of the Bulgarian national football team, according to reports in Romanian media.
The crisis in Bulgaria's international football team has deepened as a key midfielder, Blagoy Georgiev, has suddenly decided to quit the squad ahead of the Euro 2012 qualifier against Wales.
Bulgaria's national football team lost 3:0 an away friendly game against Ukraine Friday evening in the first match with head coach Mihail Madanski, who replaced German Lothar Matthaeus end of September.
Bulgarian fans have not directed racist chants at English players during the Euro 2012 qualifier in Sofia last month, Bulgarian Football Union President Borislav Mihaylov has claimed.
The management of Bulgarian champions Litex Lovech are expected to dismiss its head coach Lyuboslav Penev over the team's poor results.
Bulgaria's national football team has dropped four spots in the FIFA World Ranking after its terrible performance in the last Euro 2012 qualifiers, registering losses from England and Switzerland.
Lothar Matthaeus, who was fired on Monday as Bulgaria coach over poor results and fierce opposition from the dressing room, is among the favorites to lead Hamburger SV, according to media reports.
Lothar Matthaeus, who was fired on Monday as Bulgaria coach over poor results and fierce opposition from the dressing room, kept his cool – as usual – after hearing the news, which he said came as no surprise.
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