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An anticipated elimination

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I watched Denmark's match against Italy today somewhat reluctantly. There were other interesting matches at the same time, but with Armenia's victory against Bulgaria, Denmark had, against all odds, a chance for second place in their world qualifying group and perhaps even a play-off match. And I did not regret it: I got emotionally into the match as Denmark equalized Italy's lead, and even went

Italy vs Czech Republic: Preview and Projected Lineups

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A narrow 1-0 win against Bulgaria was enough for Italy to get a step closer to qualify for the next World Cup. If Azzurri beat Czech Republic tonight, Cesare Prandelli's side will have automatically the ticket for Brazil 2014.

Meanwhile, a draw may only postpone the achievement - Italy will play in Denmark and against Armenia at home in October – though Azzurri would be happy to end the qualification skirmish right now.

Insignificant surprises in Europe

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In Europe's World Cup qualifying group I the world champions of Spain took an important step by winning 0-2 against Finland, at the same time as France only managed to tie 0-0 in Georgia. France now has four points up to Spain, who will have to mess up their last home matches against Belorussia and Georgia not to qualify.

Bendtner Training In Denmark Camp As He’s Included In Denmark Squad For World Cup Qualifiers Against Bulgaria & Italy

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Featured player Nicklas Bendtner hasnt had much of a oppurtunity this season in the black and white of Juventus, restricted to just 10 minutes playing time, coming on as a late sub in their victory against Chievo. N.B was suspended for Denmarks game against Czech Republic but is back in the squad for Denmarks crucial qualifiers against Bulgaria and Italy.

Bulgaria vs Italy 2-2 Highlights World Cup 2014 Qualifying Manolev Milanov Osvaldo Goals Video

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Friday's TV: Qualifying

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Jamaica hosts the United States at 8pm on beIN Sport. ESPN Deportes has Canada - Panama at 7:30pm. Mexico - Costa Rica is on Telemundo at 10pm. ESPN Deportes has Russia - Northern Ireland at 11am, Bulgaria - Italy at 2:30pm, and Holland - Turkey at 4:45pm. GolTV has Kazakhstan - Ireland at 12pm and Montenegro - Poland at 2:30pm.

Arsenal

Arsenal to beat Tottenham to “New Gareth Bale”

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Although Arsene Wenger has refused to reveal any of his dealings in the transfer market, it seems that Arsenal have been busily trying to secure the signing of the 20 year-old striker Todor Nedelev, who was apparently in talks with Tottenham a week ago and it was even reported that the signing for Spurs was [.

Tim Krul Gets Third Cap In Surprise Dutch Defeat – Video

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Tim Krul collected his 3rd cap for Holland last night, and played the whole game against Bulgaria in Amsterdam, as the Dutch were surprisingly beaten 2-1, when they conceded a poor late goal. A dejected Tim Krul after conceding the winner in stoppage time The Dutch went ahead jusrt before half-time, when Arsenal's Robin van [.

Champions League

Partizan Belgrade ultra strips captain of his armband after Champions League defeat

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Partizan Belgrade's Champions League aspirations were quashed on Tuesday night, as the Serbian SuperLiga title-holders suffered a shock 1-0 home defeat to Bulgarian side Ludogorets in their Third Round Qualifying tie.

The aggregate 3-1 loss to Bulgaria's reigning champions did not sit well with the home contingent, who chanted their displeasure at a team that was unable to deliver Champions League football proper for the third time in the club's history.

Blaming it On the Pitch

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Despite Josep Guardiola's statement, saying that Barcelona shouldn't get themselves worked up about things outside for the real match, Barca apparently filed in a report to UEFA protesting about the band San Siro pitch condition.

According to their official site, the Catalan club submitted the report to the football board as they seek an answer from the Rossoneri about why does the pitch wasn't in a perfect condition.

Germany

Bulgaria legend Yordan Letchkov jailed over political corruption

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Yordan Letchkov, the bald midfielder beloved by anyone old enough to remember USA 94, has been jailed for two years for corruption. Perhaps most famous for getting his shiny noggin on the end of a cross to knock Germany out of the 1994 World Cup quarter-finals, Letchkov had since moved into local politics.

Don't panic! Yet...

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Our heroes....

Hi all, I was traveling when Oranje lost against Bulgaria ( and Germany lost etc etc) and was working my way through all your comments :-). Well done all. The passion is alive and kicking!

By the way, I'm working on something really cool!! I hope you will like it. [read more]

Development Academy in the News: Players Getting National Team Call-Ups

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Development Academy alumni Villyan Bijev was a Cal Odyssey player before he signed for Liverpool.

Villyan Bijev was a part of the Under-20 MNT camp that met in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., from Jan. 2-9. The former Cal Odyssey forward signed with Liverpool over the summer and is spending the 2011-12 season on loan with Fortuna Dusseldorf while he works to secure his British work permit.

FIFA

Jogo 0537/2012 - Elim. Copa 2014 - Bulgária 2x2 Itália

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Mais um jogo das eliminatórias da Copa do Mundo de 2014, foi realizado no dia 07/09/2012, na cidade de Sofia-BUL, onde jogaram as seleções da Bulgária (89º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Itália (6º no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Copa do Mundo
1994 New York/New Jersey 13/07/1994 BUL 1:2 (1:2) ITA Semifinais
1986 Mexico City 31/05/1986 BUL 1:1 (0:1) ITA Partidas da fase de grupos


Eliminatórias Copa do MUndo
2010 Turin 09/09/2009 ITA 2:0 (2:0) BUL Primeira Fase
2010 Sofia 11/10/2008 BUL 0:0 ITA Primeira Fase


Eurocopa
2004 Guimaraes 22/06/2004 ITA 2:1 (0:1) BUL Primeira Fase


Eliminatórias Eurocopa
1968 Naples 20/04/1968 ITA 2:0 (1:0) BUL Quartas-de-Final
1968 Sofia 06/04/1968 BUL 3:2 (1:0) ITA Quartas-de-Final


Amistosos
1991 Sofia 25/09/1991 BUL 2:1 (1:0) ITA
1989 Cesena 20/09/1989 ITA 4:0 (2:0) BUL
1981 Bologna 23/09/1981 ITA 3:2 (1:0) BUL
1978 Turin 20/09/1978 ITA 1:0 (0:0) BUL
1974 Genoa 29/12/1974 ITA 0:0 BUL
1972 Sofia 21/06/1972 BUL 1:1 (1:0) ITA
1969 Turin 24/05/1969 ITA 0:0 BUL
1966 Bologna 14/06/1966 ITA 6:1 (2:0) BUL

O quarteto de árbitros, foi:
Árbitro: Martin ATKINSON (ENG)Assistente 1: Michael MULLARKEY (ENG)Assistente 2: Stuart BURT (ENG)Quarto árbitro: Andre MARRINER (ENG)

Scout:

  • 1º gol Stanislav MANOLEV (30')
  • 1º gol Georgi MILANOV (66')
  • Pablo OSVALDO (36' 40') 1 e 2º gol



Muere Gary Speed entrenador de Gales

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Esta noticia esta dando la vuelta al mundo y es tan triste como sorpresiva.

El entrenador de la selección galesa de fútbol, Gary Speed, fue hallado muerto este domingo en su domicilio de Huntington, al noroeste de Inglaterra. Tanto la Asociación de Fútbol de Gales como la Policía apuntan a que Speed, de 42 años, se ahorcó.

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Palermo a caccia di riscatto contro il Cagliari, il Milan sfida la Dea a San Siro

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Torna la Serie A. Dopo aver vissuto le emozioni delle gare di qualificazione a Brasile 2014, e nello specifico il sofferto pari dell'Italia contro la Bulgaria e la vittoria, non esaltante, con la modesta Malta, si torna a parlare del massimo campionato nostrano, che riprende domani pomeriggio con due appetitosi anticipi: quello delle 18 (Palermo-Cagliari)Continua a leggere …

Italia stoppata dalla Bulgaria, la Lituania ferman la Slovacchia di Hamsik. Prima gioia per Capello

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Inizia con un sofferto pari e una brutta Italia l'avventura nel girone di qualificazione a Brasile 2014. La nazionale di Cesare Prandelli esce con un pari, per 2 a 2, dal match disputato a Sofia contro la Bulgaria, rischiando addirittura il tracollo nel finale dopo essere stata sopra, per 2 a 1, in virtù dellaContinua a leggere .

Financial Fair Play: letter to Michel Platini

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Dear Michel,

You do allow me to call you Michel I hope? I have seen you play at least a dozen times when I was a kid in the Parc des Princes and your unforgettable goals against Bulgaria, Yougoslavia, and Spain to list just a few. I consider you as my favorite player of all times.

Berbatov

Dimitar Berbatov finally lands in Fulham

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The hair and now. A hirsute pursuit comes to a end.

The rumour is that Fulham players and personnel still get discounted hair products at Harrods, which is why Dimitar Berbatov spurned Juventus, Fiorentina, and Spurs to land up at Craven Cottage. With improved hair gel, Berbatov will delight the Cottagers with slick moves and celebrate his goals by throwing bottles of Lazartigue into the crowd.

Crouch returns for sure: Berbatov to follow?

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Bulgarian media confidently report the return of Berbatov to Spurs. Meanwhile back in the real world Greg 'muses' on the likely outcome tonight. He assesses why Spurs will win and even why they may not. If you can read Bulgarian you will realise that the papers displayed are for illustration purposes only.

Berba For President

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There are lots of things which are either rigged, not taken seriously or both in football. FIFA qualifies in general. So too does the electoral process in Bulgaria. (The footballing variety, obviously.)

The Bulgarian Player of the Year is something of a travshamockery, given that it's Berba's year after year, and justifiably so.

Euro 2012

Top 5 Euro Championship Goals

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TweetFrom Marco Van Basten, to Paul Gascoigne and Davor Suker, In The Stands' Rolly Pelovangu picks out five great goals which have lit up the Euros. Of course there have been many fantastic strikes throughout the history of the Euro from Henrik Larson's unbelievably photogenic diving header against Bulgaria, Zinedine Zidane's superb freekick against Spain [.

Bulgaria Stun Dutch at the Death

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Bulgaria stunned the Dutch at the death as they registered a 2-1 win over Euro 2012 finals bound Holland yesterday, despite Robin Van Pewrsie opening the scoring.

Holland vs Bulgaria 2012 Highlights 1-2 Van Persie Mitsanski Popov penalty Friendly Goals Video

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International Friendlies – Match Predictions – 26 May 2012

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Below are match predictions of the top international friendly matches to be played on Saturday May 26, 2012. Times listed are USA Eastern.

Denmark v Brazil, 9:30 AM Brazil wins 3-1

Ireland v Bosnia-Herzegovina, 10:00 AM Ireland wins 1-0

Poland v Slovakia, 11:00 AM 1-1 Draw

Portugal v Macedonia, 12:00 PM Portugal wins 4-0

Spain v Serbia, 12:00 PM Spain wins 3-0

Switzerland v Germany, 12:00 PM Germany wins 1-0

Netherlands v Bulgaria, 2:00 PM Netherlands wins 3-0

Finland v Turkey, 2:00 PM Turkey wins 2-1

Greece v Slovenia, 2:30 PM 0-0 Draw

Norway v England, 2:45 PM England wins 2-0

El Salvador v Moldova, 3:00 PM El Salvador wins 1-0

United States v Scotland , 8:00 PM USA wins 2-1

Honduras v New Zealand, 8:30 PM Honduras wins 2-0

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International Friendlies scheduled for Saturday, May 26, 2012

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Below are the list of the top international friendly matches to be played on Saturday May 26, 2012. Times listed are USA Eastern.

2:00 PM Finland v Turkey 3:00 PM El Salvador v Moldova 8:00 PM United States v Scotland 8:30 PM Honduras v New Zealand 9:30 AM Denmark v Brazil 10:00 AM Ireland v Bosnia-Herzegovina 11:00 AM Poland v Slovakia 12:00 PM Portugal v Macedonia 12:00 PM Spain v Serbia 12:00 PM Switzerland v Germany 2:00 PM Netherlands v Bulgaria 2:15 PM Czech Republic v Israel 2:30 PM Greece v Slovenia 2:45 PM Norway v England

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Chris Coleman appointed as new manager of Wales

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Chris Coleman has been appointed the new manager of the Welsh national team.

An odd fact associated to the appointment of Chris Coleman is that in March 1994 Wales played Norway in an friendly at Ninian Park. It was the solitary game in John Toshack's first spell as Welsh manager (a spell that lasted for little more than a few weeks).

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Stan’s Standing Ovation. The 19th minute today at Villa...

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Stan's Standing Ovation.

The 19th minute today at Villa Park was special. There were no goals scored, nor were there any red cards given. No, the 19th minute comprised of 60 raw seconds commemorating an excellent career, and an urge to keep fighting. You see, on Friday Aston Villa's captain and #19, Stylian "Stan" Petrov, was diagnosed with acute leukemia, and will retire from the game he loves in an effort to defeat this to defeat this cancer.

Villa Star Wants Dream Liverpool Move

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Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov would swap his current situation with any Liverpool player in order to fulfil his dream of playing for the Reds.
The 32-year-old began his career in his native Bulgaria with CSKA Sofia before being granted a move to Celtic in the summer of 1999.
It was not until 2006 that Petrov finally realized his ambition of playing in the Barclays Premier League, when he move to Villa Park for £6.

The Rest

Bulgarian Linesman Chats on His Phone During Game

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Sometimes you'd just wish the linesmen were on the phone just like this referee in Bulgaria, Georgi Tabakov, decided to take the bit about making the calls a bit too literally after he was spotted on the blower in the recent match between Chernomorets and Cherno, shooting the breeze with someone on the other end of the line.

Levski Sofia Coach Quits After Stripping

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Before the age of YouTube and a ubiquitous media, this is the type of thing which would be passed around the globe orally and scoffed at as nothing but fiction. Levski Sofia announced their new coach, Ivaylo Petev, at a press conference. Only it was crashed by Levski "fans" who seem convinced he's actually a supporter of hated rivals CSKA Sofia.

Bijev called up by Bulgaria for upcoming Euro U-21 qualifiers

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Villyan Bijev's international future is officially up in the air.

Bijev, a 20-year-old forward who currently is in Liverpool's system, has been called up by Bulgaria's Under-21 team for a pair of Euro U-21 qualifiers vs. Andorrain early June. Should Bijev play in either of those matches, he would be provisionally cap-tied to Bulgaria and would need to file a one-time switch in order to play again for a U.

Former Bulgaria International Yordan Letchkov Sentenced To Prison For Tax Diddling While Serving As Mayor Of His Hometown

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By Chris Wright

"Two years? Not bad"

Yordan Letchkov, former Bulgaria international-turned-politician (and proud owner of one of the best sets of eyebrows in the business) has been sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty of diddling his taxes while acting as mayor of his hometown ofSliven.

Denmark Held To Draw In Bulgaria + Bendtner Scores 21st Goal For Denmark See Goal Here

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Denmark only could manage a draw in Bulgaria, in a match dominated by the away side. Bulgaria took the lead against the run of play in the first half but Denmark continued to pop the ball about after going a goal down and got their equalizer just before the interval, Krohn-Dehli crossing from the left to find featured player Nicklas Bendtner at the back post to head in.

Mexico vs Japon En vivo Londres 2012 Trasmision

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Una Fecha memorable y para que no te lo pierdas te comparto donde poder ver el juego México vs Japón por el pase a la final en las Olimpiadas de Londres 2012, para aquellos que nos toca estar en la oficina, aqui unos links donde puedes sintonizar del juego.
En vivo México vs Japón por Televisa
En vivo agenda México vs Japón por Terra
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México vs Japón Link 1
México vs Japón Link 2
El destino se encargó de volver a enfrentar a México y a Japón en un escenario olímpico y en instancias definitivas, con una medalla de por medio: chocan en las semifinales del torneo varonil en Londres 2012.

GNK Dinamo Zagreb PUMA 2012/13 Away Kit

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Croatian (Prva HNL) champions for the last seven seasons, GNK Dinamo Zagreb (usually called Dinamo Zagreb) will meet Bulgaria's Ludogorets in the Second Qualifying Round of the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League on July...

What Would Thuram Do?

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In 1996, after France narrowly defeating Bulgaria to move on from the group stages of the European Cup competition, the French defender Marcel Desailly made a striking accusation during a press conference. Hristo Stoichkov, the star Bulgarian striker, had racially abused him during the game. "Hey Desailly, do you know that little kids are dying [.

Bulgaria vs Turkey 0-2 Highlights 2012 Goals Toprak Yilmaz Video Friendly

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Rest in Peace: Rashidi Yekini

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Whenever a member of the world soccer community passes away it is a sad day, but the passing of former Nigerian World Cup striker Rashidi Yekini at the age of 48 last Friday brought an extra tinge of sadness for a generation of American soccer fans.

Yekini's unforgettable goal celebration during Nigeria's 3-0 win vs.

Tottenham bid £5m for former Liverpool goalkeeper Nikolay Mihaylov

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Tottenham bid £5m for former Liverpool goalkeeper Nikolay Mihaylov

Tottenham have launched a £5million bid to sign former Liverpool goalkeeper Nikolay Mihaylov. Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has identified the Bulgaria international as the future No 1 successor to Brad Friedel.