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Bulgaria- Slovenia Friendly Fails

Bulgaria's national football team will not face the Slovenian team in a friendly game scheduled for November 17. The Slovenians refused to take part in the game, Atanas Karaivanov, spokesman of the Bulgarian Football Union said.

Sports | October 15, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 666

Berbatov Swaps Penalized Petrov

Bulgarian top striker Dimitar Berbatov will lead the team during the Swedish qualifier, replacing captain Stilian Petrov. The Celtic midfielder saw two yellow cards during two separate games, and will miss the next World Cup qualifier.

Sports | October 14, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 760

Bulgaria's Footballers in Slovenian Shape-up

Bulgaria's national football team is looking to a friendly against Slovenia, in order to keep fit until the World Cup qualifier against Sweden. Coach Hristo Stoitchkov disclosed Wednesday night that the Slovanian game was already agreed, the only thing l

Sports | October 14, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 581

Bulgaria's Petrov Pals "Got a Scare"

Bulgaria survived an early scare to come from behind and rout minnows Malta, the Daily Record wrote after the players of Hristo Stoitchkov ranked on top of World Cup Group 8. The article points out that Celtic midfielder Stilian Petrov and his Bulgarian

Sports | October 14, 2004, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 919

Bulgaria Atop Group after Malta 4-1

The marvel boys of Hristo Stoitchkov placed on top of World Cup Group 8 after beating Malta 4-1 on Bulgarian soil. After an early opening goal by Maltese Michael Nifsud (12 min) Bulgaria's striker Dimitar Berbatov made a double score, closing the first (

Sports | October 13, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 950

Thousands Flock to Bulgaria-Malta

About 30,000 football fans will neglect the cold and rainy weather in Sofia Wednesday afternoon to watch live the Mondial qualifier game between Bulgaria and Malta. The match will be Hristo Stoitchkov's debut as hosting team on the National Stadium "Vass

Sports | October 13, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 954

Sofia Welcomes Football Legend

Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov welcomed Wednesday the football legend Franz Beckenbauer, along with a delegation of the German Football Federation (DFB). During the meeting, Parvanov pointed out the staunch historical roots and the strategic nature

Sports | October 13, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 829

Bulgaria's Youths Throw Malta

Bulgaria's youth football team overpowered Malta 2-1 on Tuesday evening, in the last World Cup Qualifier for Sofia's youngsters. This is the Bulgarian teens' first victory since the beginning of the qualifications for Mondial 2006 in Germany.

Sports | October 12, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 567

Malta Replace Injured Striker

Malta's football coach had to replace striker Michael Galea who suffers a knee injury. Coach Horst Heese has opted for Floriana's Steve Wellman instead, local media reported.

Sports | October 12, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 492

14 Croatian Fans Join Bulgarians Behind Bars

Fourteen Croatians and four Bulgarians have been sentenced to nine days in jail following their arrests before Saturday's World Cup qualifier, Bulgaria's Embassy in Zagreb announced.

Sports | October 12, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 768

Bulgarian Racket Quits Kremlin Tournament

Bulgarian Magdalena Maleeva has ended Monday her play in the Kremlin Cup Tournament with a defeat from hosts' Vera Douchevina. The 29-aged best tennis player of Bulgaria faced fierce opposition from the 17-year-old Russian and eventually retreated with 7

Sports | October 12, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 480

Stoitchkov: You Risk, You Win

"You risk, you win", the winner of the Golden Shoe and national squad's coach Hristo Stoitchkov told reporters at a press conference Monday commenting on the timely and successful tactics he applied against Croatia.

Sports | October 11, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 786

Four Bulgarians Hospitalized in Zagreb

Four Bulgarian football fans have been hospitalized in Zagreb and another five have been arrested prior to Saturday's World Cup qualifier. A Bulgarian official said Sunday that there were two separate incidents involving Croatians and Bulgarian visitors.

Sports | October 10, 2004, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1279

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: 755

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