Bulgaria Team Squad FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia

Bulgaria Team Squad FIFA World Cup 2018:

The national team of Bulgaria has appeared in the FIFA World Cup finals on seven times, first was in the FIFA World Cup 1962. However, the team did not qualify for the finals last 2014 World Cup which was held in Brazil since Bulgaria became the fourth one in the qualification group of UEFA.

The team’s very first qualification at the World Cup was in the seventh FIFA World Cup tournament in 1962. From 1962 to 1974, the Bulgarian team has seen in the four consecutive World Cup tournaments however Bulgaria did not survive the first part of the World Cup. The best performance of the national team has shown in 1994, where Bulgarian team reached the semi-finals of FIFA World Cup.

Bulgaria Team FIFA Ranking

The official FIFA ranking of Bulgaria national team is 54, which was recently updated on 1st June, 2017 along with seven appearances.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Bulgaria group Position

Round 1 of FIFA World Cup 2018 – GROUP A
TEAMSMPWDLGFGA+/-Pts
Sweden6411124813
France6411115613
Netherlands6312136710
Bulgaria6303912-39
Belarus6123411-75
Luxembourg6015617-111

Qualification Rounds Played By Bulgaria

Until now Bulgaria has played six matches in round one and won three out of six against Luxembourg, Belarus and Netherlands. The team had to face defeat against France, Sweden and Belarus.

The first victory match was played against Luxembourg and won by 4-3 after a very thrilling and closed match where both teams were trying their hard to take the lead and Bulgaria had managed to do so.

The second match was a real hard defeat for Bulgaria against France by 1-4 at Stade de France, Saint Denis. The most recent match was played against Belarus and again got defeated by 2-1 at Borisov Arena, Borisov.

The Coach

The fifty three years old Petar Hubchev who was the former Bulgarian football player is currently the official, who is currently the official head coach of the Bulgaria national football team playing in the FIFA World Cup 2018.

He joined as a coach in late 2016 and until now spent four seasons training and managing team. Petar Hubchev was the key player of the Bulgaria team back in 1994. He has also trained many other top clubs in Bulgaria such as Botev Plovdiv, Slavia Sofia as well as Beroe Stara Zagora.

He also worked with the team before as an assistant coach from 2003 to 2005. Moreover, Hubchev also worked under head coach Plamen Markov as the assistant manager of the Bulgarian team.

Bulgaria Team Squad FIFA World Cup 2018

Bulgaria Team Squad FIFA World Cup 2018

Bulgaria Team Squad FIFA World Cup 2018

For the very long time the national team of Bulgaria failed to qualify at any major tournament. For about ten year the team has faced failure without getting any success.

The retirement of some of the most talented and prestigious players of the national team along with quite a few changes in the dugout, Bulgaria is looking forward to the talented players goals of Ilian Micanski and Ivelin Popov.

The thirty one year old Bulgarian Stiker Ilian Micanski started his career as a professional footballer at Pirin 1922. He earned 29 appearances in the 2004 and 2005 and scored twenty one goals. He is considered one of the successful strikers of Bulgarian national team.

Bulgaria Team Squad FIFA World Cup 2018 Full List

#Players Name
1Zhivko MILANOV
2Petar ZANEV
3Ivan IVANOV
4Nikolay DIMITROV
5Stanislav MANOLEV
6Dimitar RANGELOV
7Ivelin POPOV
8Nikolay MIHAYLOV
9Aleksandar TONEV
10Nikolay BODUROV
11Iliya MILANOV
12Aleksandar ALEKSANDROV
13Svetoslav DYAKOV
14Georgi MILANOV
15Vladislav STOYANOV
16Simeon SLAVCHEV
17Todor NEDELEV
18Spas DELEV
19Anton NEDYALKOV
20MARCELINHO
21Bozhidar MITREV
22Strahil POPOV
23Vasil BOZHIKOV
24Bozhidar CHORBADZHIYSKI
25Martin RAYNOV
26Mihail ALEKSANDROV
27Georgi BOZHILOV
28Blagoy MAKENDZHIEV
29Georgi KOSTADINOV
30Ivaylo CHOCHEV
31Dimitar PIRGOV
32Atanas ZEHIROV
33Radoslav KIRILOV
34Andrey GALABINOV
35Georgi KITANOV
36Preslav YORDANOV
37Bozhidar KRAEV
38Daniel ZLATKOV
39Stefan VELKOV
40Kiril DESPODOV
41Aleksandar VASILEV
42Aleksandar TSVETKOV
43Nikolay KRASTEV
44Alexander TSVETKOV
45Georgi TERZIEV
46Aleksandar BASHLIEV
47Plamen ILIEV
48Kiril DESPODOV
49Petar HUBCHEV
50PETEV Ivaylo

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