Bulgaria Lose Telkiyski for Crucial Italy World Cup Qualifier

Sports | September 7, 2009, Monday // 16:29| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria Lose Telkiyski for Crucial Italy World Cup Qualifier: Bulgaria Lose Telkiyski for Crucial Italy World Cup Qualifier Dimitar Telkiyski celebrating with Dimitar Berbatov and Martin Petrov after scoring Bulgaria's second against Montenegro on Saturday. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria's Dimitar Telkiyski and Zhivko Milanov will both miss the 2010 World Cup qualifier with Italy in Turin on Wednesday.

Telkiyski, who plays for Russian club Amkar Perm, has collected a suspension after a yellow card against Montenegro. He was one of Bulgaria's goal scorers and also a driving force behind the improved second half performance on Saturday. Milanov is almost certain to miss out too after picking up an injury on Saturday.

Meanwhile Italy coach Marcello Lippi is set to ring the changes for the Turin game, with Daniele De Rossi, Fabio Grosso and Claudio Marchisio set to start.

Monday morning's training session at Vinovo suggests De Rossi will also play from the kick-off. The Roman was suspended for the Georgia match, in which Italy won 2-0, but he is likely to go straight in against Bulgaria.

Bulgaria are currently 6 points behind Italy in group 8 and must win on Wednesday to keep their South Africa World Cup hopes alive. The Republic of Ireland are competing with Bulgaria for the crucial second place and currently hold a 5 point advantage having played one game more.


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