Bulgaria in the World Cup Finals, World Cup Reports, World Cup Squad.
World Cup Appearances:
France 1998 was Bulgaria's 5th appearance in the World Cup Finals.
Best World Cup Performance:
Prior to US 1994, where they made it to the semi-finals
after beating Germany (2:1), Bulgaria were the mother of all under achievers; never even
winning a game in the tournaments.
12th June: vs Paraguay
(0:0) in Montpelier.
19th June: vs. Nigeria
(0:1) in Paris.
24th June: vs. Spain
(1:6) in Lens.
Bulgaria were a major disappointment, with Ivanov looking as though he
had been on a heavy drinking session, the night before their last game with Spain.
Bulgaria failed to qualify for the Second Round.
Union des Associations Européennes de Football.
Bulgarian Football Union.
1 Zdravko Zdravkov (Istanbulspor)
12 Borislav Mihaylov (Slavia Sofia)
2 Radostin Kichichev (Bursaspor)
3 Trifon Ivanov (CSKA Sofia)
4 Ivailo Petkov (Litex Lovech)
13 Gocho Guintchev (Antalya)
15 Adalbert Zafirov (Arminia Bielefeld)
21 Rossen Kirilov (Litex)
5 Ivaylo Iordanov (Sporting Lisbon)
6 Zlatko Yankov (Besiktas)
10 Krassimir Balakov (VfB Stuttgart)
11 Ilian Iliev (Bursaspor)
14 Marian Hristov (Kaiserslautern)
16 Anatoli Nankov (Locomotiv Sofia)
17 Stoytcho Stoilov (Litex)
18 Daniel Borimirov (1860 Munich)
19 Georgui Bachev (Slavia Sofia)
22 Milen Petkov (CSKA Sofia)
7 Emil Kostadinov (CSKA Sofia)
8 Hristo Stoitchkov (CSKA Sofia)
9 Luboslav Penev (Compostela)
20 Georgui Ivanov (Levski Sofia)
Brazil, Morocco, Norway, Scotland.
Austria, Cameroon, Chile, Italy.
Denmark, France, Saudi Arabia, South Africa.
Bulgaria, Nigeria, Paraguay, Spain.
Belgium, Holland, Mexico, South Korea.
Germany, Iran, United States, Yugoslavia.
Colombia, England, Romania, Tunisia.
Argentina, Croatia, Jamaica, Japan.
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