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Bulgaria 45th in FIFA Ranking

Bulgaria's national football team climbed up one place in the latest FIFA ranking reaching the 45th position. The squad of Hristo Stoitchkov now has 613 points.

Sports | September 14, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 643

Fast Track Procedure Sentences 16 Football Fans in Bulgaria

Sofia district court sentenced under the fast track procedure sixteen football fans, who were arrested after a melee broke out in the clash between Bulgaria's grands Levski and CSKA. Six policemen were injured and 77 football fans arrested after violence

Sports | September 13, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 677

Bulgarian Joins Mr Olympia Qualification

Bulgarian body builder Hristomir Hristov will take part in the last qualifying round of the prestigious Mr Olympia 2005 tournament. The event will take place Saturday in Texas and the first three bodybuilders will join the most prestigious bodybuilding c

Sports | September 13, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 9085

Bulgaria "Not The Easiest of Places to Play Football"

The Times newspaper dedicated an article to the forthcoming clash between Bulgaria's Lokomotiv Plovdiv and Bolton. Besides the expected game the newspaper also focuses on fate of the late president of the Bulgarian club Georgi Iliev.

Sports | September 13, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 890

Football Fans: Police was Reckless

Footballs fans criticized Sofia police over heavy-handed and reckless actions in the scuffle that erupted during the Levski and CSKA clash Sunday evening. A dozen of Levski FC suporters, who gathered Monday morning in front of a police station, blamed po

Sports | September 12, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 741

6 Injured, 77 Arrested in Wake of Sofia Football Violence

Six policemen were injured and 77 football fans arrested after violence erupted during the clash between Bulgaria's grands Levski and CSKA in Sofia Sunday evening. The arrested fans, including several girls, remained in custody for 24 hours.

Sports | September 12, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1757

Half Dozen Injured in Sofia Football Fight

At least four policemen and three fans were injured in a fight when football fans of FC Levski started shouting at the referee during halftime. The injured were rushed to Pirogov emergency institute, but there is no risk for their life, police said.

Sports | September 11, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1712

Bulgaria's Red, Blue Grands Clash in Sofia

The Reds of Miodrag Jesic have scored first the net of their traditional opponent FC Levski, who were quick to restore positions with an equalizing goal.

Sports | September 11, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 654

SNA Poll: Stoitchkov Failed as Coach

The main reason for the failure of Bulgarian squad to qualify for the World Cup 2006 is the poor experience of coach Hristo Stoitchkov, according to a poll of Sofia News Agency.

Sports | September 11, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 502

Sports Chief Opens Rhythmic Graces Tour

Vessela Lecheva, Director of Youth and Sports Agency, has inaugurated the rhythmic gymnastics tournament running on the name of world-famous Bulgarian gymnast Zhulieta Shishmanova. Young hopefuls of Bulgaria showed grace and world competitive class in fr

Sports | September 10, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 898

Bulgaria's Fed Cup Racket Wins Intracom Tour

Maria Penkova has clinched the title of the national women tennis tournament Intracom Bulgaria 2005. The young winner, who plays for tennis club Levski, grabbed also the prize of BGN 1,250 (approximately EUR 600) granted by organisers Intracom.

Sports | September 10, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1449

CSKA Freed from Racism Blame

UEFA has found CSKA Sofia not guilty on racism charges, after an incident during their hosting match with Liverpool. Members of the UEFA appeals body were introduced to an amateur footage showing Liverpool's Djibril Cisse make an obscene gesture towards

Sports | September 9, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 620

Mexico Confirms Friendly with Bulgaria

Bulgaria and Mexico will play a friendly match on November 16 in Huston, US. Mexico, which qualified Wednesday night for the 2006 World Cup in Germany, agreed to play an exhibition match against Bulgaria.

Sports | September 9, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 633

Olympic Champion Takes Helm of Bulgarian Sports Agency

Double Olympic champion Vessela Lecheva was appointed director of the newly established State Agency for Youth and Sports. The agency succeeds the same-function ministry, which was set up for the first time by the previous government.

Sports | September 8, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 595

Stoitchkov Pans "Shameful" First Half

Hristo Stoitchkov met his team during half time to criticize their "shameful" performance, captain Stilian Petrov disclosed. The penalized Bulgarian coach had to watch the game from the grand stand, and communicate with his assistants over the phone.

Sports | September 8, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1020

Bulgaria Beat Iceland 3-2

Bulgaria has beaten 3-2 the team of Iceland in a dramatic World Cup Group 8 qualifier in Sofia.

Sports | September 7, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1091

Presidential Applauses at Bulgaria-Iceland Qualifier

Some 5,000 fans have gathered at the National Stadium Vassil Levski to see live the qualifier between Bulgaria and Iceland on Wednesday. Bulgaria visiting President of Iceland accompanied by his counterpart Georgi Parvanov have also applauded the two nat

Sports | September 7, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 553

Bulgaria Apologises for Stoitchkov Outburst

The Bulgarian Football Union has sent a letter of apology to UEFA over an angry outburst of Hristo Stoitchkov. The letter refers to his behaviour as "scandalous," and offers sincere apologies.

Sports | September 7, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 666

Bulgarian Tennis Tour Intracom 2005 Kicks Off

The national women tennis tournament Intracom Bulgaria 2005 kicked off in Sofia. The BGN 6,000 tournament will continue to September 11 at the Sofia tennis complex Dema.

Sports | September 7, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 744

Iceland Youths Beat Bulgaria 3-1

Iceland's under-21 football side defeated Bulgaria's 3-1 in a Sofia match on Tuesday. Bulgaria's youths made several crucial mistakes and allowed Iceland to turn over the result from 0-1 to 3-1.

Sports | September 6, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 473

Slavkov Vows Support to Battered Stoitchkov

The president of the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) Ivan Slavkov vowed his firm support to the coach of the national football team Hristo Stoitchkov. Stoitckov has been criticized for his nervous behaviour during the September 3 match with Sweden when he

Sports | September 6, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 907
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