Football - Bulgaria squad to face Italy, Malta in World Cup qualifiers

Bulgaria coach Luboslav Penev named the following 25-man squad on Thursday for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers away to Italy on Sept.

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6 and Malta four days later.

Goalkeepers: Nikolay Mihaylov (Hellas Verona), Vladislav Stoyanov (Ludogorets), Georgi Kitanov (Cherno More Varna)

Defenders: Ivan Ivanov (Basel), Petar Zanev (Akmar Perm), Yordan Minev (Ludogorets), Radoslav Dimitrov (Slavia Sofia), Yordan Hristov (Botev Plovdiv), Nikolay Bodurov (Litex Lovech), Iliya Milanov (Litex Lovech), Alexander Alexandrov (Cherno More Varna), Veselin Minev (Botev Plovdiv)

Midfielders: Stanislav Manolev (PSV Eindhoven), Georgi Milanov (CSKA Moscow), Aleksandar Tonev (Aston Villa), Vladimir Gadzhev (Levski Sofia), Georgi Iliev (Cherno More Varna), Svetoslav Dyakov (Ludogorets), Hristo Zlatinski (Ludogorets)

Forwards: Ivelin Popov (Kuban Krasnodar), Spas Delev (Las Palmas), Dimitar Rangelov (Luzern), Todor Nedelev (Botev Plovdiv), Emil Gargorov (CSKA Sofia), Ventsislav Hristov (Beroe Stara Zagora)

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