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Stoitchkov Touts Tyros

Bulgarian national football team's coach praised the team's novices after the team drew Croatia 2-2 in Zagreb. Stoitchkov said he was pleased with young players' performance, and that was convinced they had even more to show.

Sports | October 10, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 944

Petrov, Berbatov Save the Day in Zagreb

Bulgaria's Martin Petrov and striker Dimitar Berbatov scored for a draw against Croatia, after the Bulgarian team suffered 0-2 in the first half of the World Cup qualifier. Both Croatian goals - the second by a penalty kick - were scored by 22-year-old r

Sports | October 9, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1080

Stoitchkov Throws Deb Bombshell

Bulgaria's football coach Stoitchkov surprisingly included Blagoy Gerogiev, 22, in the starting eleven against Croatia. That will be the young midfielder's debut in the national team.

Sports | October 9, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 709

Bulgarian Fans Tussle in Zagreb

Football fans from Bulgaria and Croatia have come to grips in downtown Zagreb, media reported. The incident came hours before teams of the two countries kick-off a World Cup qualifier.

Sports | October 9, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 770

Overbold Stoitchkov Stuns Croatians

Croatian journalists were stunned by the perky attitude of Bulgarian football coach Stoitchkov, according to press reports. The football legend has stated firmly that the thought of defeat never crossed his mind, as the two teams are about to match skill

Sports | October 9, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 753

Bulgarian Squad Braces to Drag Opening Win

Bulgarian national team's mentor Hristo Stoitchkov hoped his team can build on its opening World Cup qualifier win when the squad goes outdoors to meet Croatia in Zagreb on Saturday. Bulgaria beat Iceland 3-1 on September 4, but Croatia figures to presen

Sports | October 9, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 589

Bulgarian Football Youths Defeated in Croatia

Bulgaria's football youth national team suffered a defeat 1:0 in the European qualifier for the 2006 World Cup against Croatia in Group 8.

Sports | October 8, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 538

USD 8 M Await Bulgaria at World Cup

Bulgaria will receive USD 8 M should its team qualify for World Cup 2006, media said. Players' bonus payments for each game could cause that sum to swell further.

Sports | October 8, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 408

Bulgarian Footballers Left for Zagreb

Bulgaria's national football team left for Zagreb on Thursday morning, to encounter the Croatians in a World Cup qualifier. The match will take place on Saturday.

Sports | October 7, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 671

Berbatov Disparaged by Croatian Player

Croatian defender Robert Kovac has reportedly made an upstage remark about Bulgarian striker Berbatov. Kovac was cited as saying that whenever he encountered Dimitar Berbatov on the field, the forward was unable to score.

Sports | October 6, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 798

Bulgaria Cements FIFA Ranking

Bulgarian national squad has kept firmly its 41st place in the monthly FIFA ranking. The team headed by the country's best footballer Hristo Stoitchkov has preserved its ranking among 105 teams with a total of 601 points.

Sports | October 6, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 578

Maggie Out of Major WTA Event

Bulgarian top tennis player Magdalena Maleeva dropped off the USD 650,000 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Filderstadt, Germany. The Bulgarian was defeated 6-4, 3-6, 3-6 in the first round by the French Nathalie Dechy.

Sports | October 6, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 466

Tennis Prodigy Storms through Japanese Open

Bulgarian tennis hopeful Sesil Karatantcheva has recorded a wonderful start in Japan's Open Tournament going a step away to the quarter-finals. The teen tennis player coached by stars' mentor Nick Bollettieri was successful to qualify for the prestigious

Sports | October 5, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 756

Bojinov Calls for Fans Support

Bulgaria's teen striker Valeri Bojinov called on fans of the national football team to show support during the Malta game next week. The 18-year-old Lecce player underlined the score in that World Cup qualifier was important for Bulgaria.

Sports | October 5, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 676

Chess Queen Matches Wits with FIDE Champ

Chess World Champion Antoaneta Stefanova will match wits with the FIDE champion Rustam Kasimdzhanov in Sofia. The news was broken by the Bulgarian sports radio "Gong".

Sports | October 5, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2241

Bulgarian Olympic Medallists Enlarge Awards Collection

Bulgaria's athletes with best sporting performance in the recently ended Olympic games in Athens have received honorary awards from the Interior Ministry on Monday. A total of seven officers and sergeants serving at the ministry's Centre for Fight Prepar

Sports | October 4, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 967

Stoitchkov Stakes on Beating Croatia

Bulgaria's national football coach Stoitchkov has voiced optimism for Saturday's World Championship qualifier against Croatia. The football legend said he had made a line-up of footballers who are in their best shape, and was honored to work with them.

Sports | October 4, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 602

Stan Scores for Celtic Victory

The captain of the Bulgarian national football team Stilian Petrov scored for the 3-0 win of his Celtic over Dundee United at Tannadice.

Sports | October 4, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 702

More Changes in Bulgaria's WC Qualifiers Line-Up

Bulgarian midfielder Marian Hristov, who recently underwent a knee operation, will miss the World Cup qualifier against Croatia due to an injury, it emerged on Sunday, confirming earlier reports.

Sports | October 3, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1018

Bulgarian Goal in Bayer Leverkusen Victory

Dimitar Berbatov scored a goal as Bayer Leverkusen enjoyed the biggest win of the day, beating Hamburg 3-0 to move up into sixth in the table.

Sports | October 2, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 572

Injury Throws Bulgaria's Petrov Out of WC Qualifiers

Bulgaria's young striker Martin Petrov will miss World Cup qualifiers against Croatia and Malta due to an injury, according to reports.

Sports | October 2, 2004, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 582