Wednesday September 5 2012
Bulgaria squad to face Italy

Bulgaria have named their squad to take on Italy and Armenia in the 2014 World cup qualifiers, but it does not include Dimitar Berbatov.

Coach Lubo Penev and his men will face the Azzurri on Sofia on Friday evening and Armenia on Tuesday.

These teams are part of Group B along with the Czech Republic, Denmark and Malta.

Berbatov will not be taking part, as he has decided against coming out of retirement from international football.

Goalkeepers: Nikola Mihalov (Twente), Stojan Kolev (Cernomorets Burgas), Vladislav Stoianov (Sheriff Tiraspol)

Defenders: Yordan Minev (Ludogorets), Nikola Bodurov (Litex Lovech), Ilya Milanov (Litex Lovech), Ivan Ivanov (Partizan), Alexandar Alexandrov (Cernomore Varna), Petar Zanev (Volin), Veselin Minev (Antalyaspor)

Midfielders: Svetoslav Dyakov (Ludogorets), Georgi Sarmov (Kasimpasa), Vladimir Gadjev (Levski Sofia), Georgi Milanov (Litex Lovech), Boris Galcev (Dinamo Bucharest), Alexandar Tonev (Lech Poznan), Stanislav Manolev (PSV Eindhoven), Emil Gargorov (Ludogorets), Ivan Stoianov (Ludogorets)

Forwards: Ilyan Mitsanski (Kaiserslautern), Ivelin Popov (Kuban Krasnodar), Tsvetan Genkov (Wisla Krakow), Dimitar Rangelov (Lucerne)

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