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998 vs. Czech Republic Squad
1000 vs. Montenegro Squad
Monday, 14 October 2019
2020 UEFA European Championship Group A qualification match

Bulgaria 0 England 6 [0-4]
Match Summary
Bulgaria Squad

England Squad

Team Records
The Lions Squad for the matches against Montenegro and England  October 2019
←Previous Bulgarian Squad that faced England (996)  
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
Bozhikov, Vasil Georgiev
 Васил Божиков
2 June 1988 31 CD/RB Šk Slovan Bratislava, Slovakia 25 1
Despodov, Kiril Vasilev
 Десподов, Кирил
11 November 1996 22 F SK Sturm Graz, Austria 9 1
Dimitrov, Kristian Traychev
 Димитров, Кристиан  
27 February 1997 22 CD PFC Botev Plovdiv
ПФК Ботев Пловдив
5 1
Goranov, Ivan Pavlov
 Горанов, Иван
10 June 1992 27 LB PFC Levski Sofia
ПФК Левски София
4 0
Hadzhiev, Kamen Galabov
 Хаджиев, Камен
22 September 1991 28 CD Puskás Akadémia FC, Hungary 0 0
Iliev, Plamen Ivanov
 Илиев, Пламен Иванов
30 November 1991 27 G PFC Ludogorets 1945 Razgrad
 ПФК Лудогорец Разград
15 0
Isa, Ismail Mustafa
 Иса Мустафа, Исмаил
26 June 1989 30 F PFC Cherno More
 ПФК Черно Море
3 1
Ivanov, Galin Stefanov
 Иванов, Галин
15 April 1988 31 M PFC Slavia Sofia
ПФК Славия София
8 1
Ivanov, Hristo Stefanov
 Иванов, Христо
6 April 1982 37 G SFC Etar Veliko Tarnovo
Етър Велико Търново
1 0
Karageren, Bircent Hamdi
 Карагарен, Бирсент Хамди
6 December 1992 26 F PFC Lokomotiv 1926 Plovdiv
 ПФК Локомотив
1 0
Kostadinov, Georgi Georgiev
 Костадинов, Георги
7 September 1990 29 CM FC Arsenal Tula, Russia
 ФК Арсенал Тула
20 3
Kraev, Bozhidor Boykov
 Краев, Божидар
23 June 1997 22 AM Gil Vicente FC, Portugal, on loan from Midtjylland, Denmark 11 2
 Насименто да Коща, Марсело
24 August 1984
in Manaacapuru, Brazil
35 AM PFC Ludogorets 1945 Razgrad
 ПФК Лудогорец Разград
9 2
Nascimento da Costa, Marcelo
Malinov, Kristiyan Aleksandrov
 Малинов, Кристиян
30 March 1994 25 M PFC Central Sports Club of the Army
ПФК Централен Спортен Клуб на Армията
8 0
Mihaylov, Nikolay Borislavov
 Михайлов, Николай
28 June 1988 31 G PFC Levski Sofia
ПФК Левски София
37 0
Nedyalkov, Anton Mihaylov
 Недялков, Антон
30 April 1993 26 LB/CD PFC Ludogorets 1945 Razgrad
ПФК Лудогорец Разград
14 0
Panayotov, Vasil Kostadinov
 Панайотов, Васил
16 July 1990 29 M PFC Cherno More Verna
ПФК Черно Море Варна
1 0
Pashov, Georgi Velikov
 Пашов, Георги
4 March 1990 29 RB FC Ararat-Armenia, Armenia
 Ֆուտբոլային Ակումբ Արարատ-Արմենիա
2 0
Popov, Ivelin Ivanov
 Попов, Ивелин Иванов
26 October 1987 31 F FC Rostov, Russia
 Футбольный клуб Ростов
87 16
Popov, Strahil Venkov
 Попов, Страхил
31 August 1990 29 RB Kasımpaşa SK, Turkey 27 0
Sarmov, Georgi Zdravkov
 Сърмов, Георги
7 September 1985 33 M Chemnitzer Fc, Germany 14 0
Slavchev, Simeon Nenchev
 Славчев, Симеон
25 September 1993 26 M Qarabağ FC, Azerbaijan 25 0
Terziev, Georgi Ilkov
 Терзиев, Георги Илков
18 April 1992 27 CD PFC Ludogorets 1945 Razgrad
ПФК Лудогорец Разград
11 0
Farias, Wanderson Cristaldo
 Фариаш, Вандерсон Крищалдо
2 January 1988
in Cruzeiro do Oeste, Brazil
31 M PFC Ludogorets 1945 Razgrad
ПФК Лудогорец Разград
3 0
Zanev, Petar Dimitrov
 Занев, Петър Димитров
18 October 1985 33 LB PFC Central Sports Club of the Army
ПФК Централен Спортен Клуб на Армията
40 0

Squad details correct up to and including Bulgaria's match against Montenegro on 11 October 2019.
Tallies from BFUnion.bg


Friday, 13 September 2019 - The president of the BFU Borislav Mihaylov has sent an official letter to the UEFA General Secretary, Theodore Theodoridis, and to the chairman of the The FA, Greg Clarke expressing his indignation and disappointment following the public comments made by Gareth Southgate and the suggestions that the English players will be subject to racial abuse by the Bulgarian supporters in the upcoming European qualifier in Sofia next month. The BFU views such behavior as groundless, inappropriate and unnecessary prior to the important and exciting football game that Bulgarian fans have been looking to in the past year. We have not received any official information regarding discriminatory language used by a Bulgarian supporter at Wembley stadium;en if this were the case however, we believe that generalizations and the creation of needless tension by official members of the English team is absolutely unacceptable and in contradiction with the spirit of mutual respect and fair play, the core values of both UEFA and the BFU.

Wednesday, 25 September 2019 - Ten overseas players have been named for the qualification matches against Montenegro and England. They are Ivelin Popov (Rostov), ​​Kiril Despodov (Cagliari), Strahil Popov (Kasmpash), Vasil Bozhikov (Slovan Bratislava), Simeon Slavchev (Karabakh), Georgi Kostadinov (Arsenal Tula), Bozhidar Kraev (Gilles Vicente), Georgi Sarmov (Chemnitz), Georgi Pashov (Ararat) and Kamen Hadzhiev (Akademia Puskas).

Friday, 29 September 2019 - Head Coach Krasimir Balakov has announced Bulgaria's extended squad, from the efbet League, bringing the total number of players expected to camp at the Boyana National Football Base to 24 on Sunday, 6 October.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019 - UEFA have confirmed four charges against the Bulgaria Football Union following the appalling scenes during last night's Euro 2020 qualification match. Twice the match was halted in the first half because of racist chanting, and an announcement was made. The Bulgarian fans also threw objects and disrupted the national anthem, as well as showing replays on the big screen. But the Football Association themselves have also been hit with two charges themselves. The English supporters booed the national anthem, as well as the FA providing 'insufficient number of travelling stewards'.

Tuesday, 29 October 2019 - Bulgaria have been ordered by UEFA
to play their next competitive home game behind closed doors, with a further match suspended for two years after the racist chanting which marred their match with England two weeks ago. The Bulgarian FA have also been fined €75,000. The sanction means that Bulgaria's qualifier against the Czech Republic on 17 November will be played behind closed doors. 
It is understood UEFA only considered the match against England as a second offence following racist chanting during the home qualifier against Kosovo in June, even though Bulgaria were also sanctioned after a banner supporting Bulgarian national resistance was displayed during their match against Czech Republic in Prague. The BFU were further fined €10,000 for disturbances during the national anthem.

Bulgaria Form: last six games
D L L L L D  f 5:a 13  success: 17%
  25 March 2019 - Kosovo 1 Bulgaria 1 [0-1]
Stadiumi Fadil Vokrri, Prishtinë
  7 June 2019 - Czech Republic 2 Bulgaria 1 [1-1]
Generali Arena, Praha
Schick (2)
  10 June 2019 - Bulgaria 2 Kosovo 3 [1-1]
Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofija
Popov, Dimitrov
Rashica, Muriqi, Rashani
  7 September 2019 - England 4 Bulgaria 0 [1-0]
The National Stadium, Wembley
Kane (3 (2 pens), Sterling AL
  10 September 2019 -
Republic of Ireland 3
Bulgaria 1 [0-0]
Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Browne, Long, Collins
I.Popov (pen)
  11 October 2019 - Montenegro 0 Bulgaria 0 [0-0]
Stadion Pod Goricom, Podgorica