Domestic A Group Players Dominate National Football Team's Lineup

Sports | February 5, 2015, Thursday // 12:00| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Domestic A Group Players Dominate National Football Team's Lineup Coach of Bulgaria's national football team Ivaylo Petev. Photo: BGNES

For the first time in many years Bulgaria's national football team will be made up almost entirely of players competing for clubs from the domestic A Group.

This became evident after the Bulgarian Football Union (BFS) released on Wednesday the final list of players that are to appear in the friendly game against Romania on February 7.

Bulgarian coach Ivaylo Petev had to make ten changes to the initially announced line-up as many of the teams did not release their players, while others suffered injuries and had to substituted.

The players competing for teams in the domestic A Group will constitute 86 % of the Bulgarian team.

Only three players competing for foreign clubs appear in the lineup – Stanislav Manolev (Dynamo Moscow), Petar Zanev (Amkar Perm) and Ismail Isa (Sheriff Tiraspol).

This will be the first game under the guidance of Petev, who was appointed after the dismissal of former coach Lyuboslav Penev.

Part of the players already held their first practice session on Tuesday in Antalya, Turkey, where the national team is holding its training camp.

Players of the Bulgarian reigning champion Ludogorets are expected to join the team on Thursday.

The friendly game is scheduled to take place in Antalya on Saturday at 19:00 EET (17:00 GMT).

Sports » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Bulgaria, sport, football, national team, BFU, friendly game, Romania, Antalya, Ivaylo Petev, A group, Lyuboslav Petev, Ludogorets
Advertisement
Advertisement
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria