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Bulgaria in the World Cup Finals

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.

Bulgaria in the 1998 World Cup

Bulgarian Football Union.
Group D

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.

Knockout Stage

Bulgaria failed to qualify for the Second Round.

Union des Associations Européennes de Football.

Bulgarian Football Union.

Bulgaria World Cup Squad


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)

Dimitar Penev.

Teams by Group

Group A
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Group B
Travel to Austria Austria, Travel to Cameroon Cameroon, Travel to Chile Chile, Travel to Italy Italy.

Group C
Travel to Denmark Denmark, Travel to France France, Travel to Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Travel to South Africa South Africa.

Group D
Travel to Bulgaria Bulgaria, Travel to Nigeria Nigeria, Travel to Paraguay Paraguay, Travel to Spain Spain.

Group E
Travel to Belgium Belgium, Travel to Holland Holland, Travel to Mexico Mexico, Travel to South Korea South Korea.

Group F
Travel to Germany Germany, Travel to Iran Iran, Travel to USA United States, Travel to Serbia Yugoslavia.

Group G
Travel to Colombia Colombia, Travel to England England, Travel to Romania Romania, Travel to Tunisia Tunisia.

Group H
Travel to Argentina Argentina, Travel to Croatia Croatia, Travel to Jamaica Jamaica, Travel to Japan Japan.

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