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Marcus Rashford praises Bulgaria captain Ivelin Popov for his 'courage' after begging racist fans to stop abuse of England's black players

Posted Tuesday, October 15, 2019 by hits

ENGLAND star Marcus Rashford led praise for Bulgaria skipper Ivelin Popov after he remonstrated with racist fans in a bid to stop the abuse of black players. Popov, 31, spoke at length to supporters by terrace barriers at half-time after two stoppages left England's eventual 6-0 Euro 2020 qualifying win in danger of being abandoned. Home skipper Ivelin Popov urges home supporters to behave aft...Full Story »

Bulgaria manager hits back at English football over racism comments ahead of Sofia clash

Posted Monday, October 14, 2019 by hits

Bulgaria manager hits back at English football over racism comments ahead of Sofia clash Bulgaria coach Krassimir Balakov last night demanded that English football sort out its own problems with racism and fan behaviour badly before lecturing other countries. The Bulgarians have been angered by suggestions by England players in the last week that they will be led off the pitch on Monday at the...Full Story »

Southgate accepts reality Czech in Prague and promises better in Bulgaria

Posted Saturday, October 12, 2019 by PA64 hits

Gareth Southgate says England got what they deserved after the Czech Republic inflicted their first qualifying defeat in a decade.The Three Lions blew the chance to seal Euro 2020 qualification with three matches to spare as the Czechs capitalised on the visitors’ listless performance in Prague.Harry Kane’s fifth-minute penalty was as good as it got for England, with Jakub Brabec qui...Full Story »

McCarthy happy to see players repay his faith with victory over Bulgaria

Posted Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by PA45 hits

Mick McCarthy was a happy man after seeing wild-card selections Jack Byrne and James Collins shine on their senior debuts for the Republic of Ireland.Shamrock Rovers midfielder Byrne, who started his career at Manchester City, had a hand in two of the goals and Luton striker Collins scored the third after coming off the bench in the 3-1 friendly victory over Bulgaria.McCarthy made 10 changes fro...Full Story »

James Collins comes off bench to seal Ireland victory over Bulgaria

Posted Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by PA48 hits

James Collins enjoyed a dream Republic of Ireland debut as he came off the bench to seal a 3-1 friendly victory over Bulgaria.The Luton striker added his name to the score sheet with four minutes remaining as Mick McCarthy’s under-studies finally made the pressure tell with a late surge.Alan Browne and Kevin Long had both earlier scored first senior goals for their country either side of I...Full Story »

England 4 - 0 Bulgaria: Kane hat-trick helps England to comfortable win over Bulgaria

Posted Sunday, September 08, 2019 by PA86 hits

Harry Kane’s hat-trick helped blow away Bulgaria and continue England’s European Championship qualification cakewalk.After finishing third in the inaugural Nations League over the summer, the Three Lions got their international season under way at the stadium they hope to end the campaign at when Wembley hosts the Euro 2020 final.England are among the favourites to lift the trophy ne...Full Story »

Bulgaria 0 - 1 France: France return to Group A summit after seeing off Bulgaria

Posted Saturday, October 07, 2017 by PA235 hits

France clinched their first victory in Bulgaria for 85 years to move back to the top of Group A in the race to qualify for next year's World Cup finals. Les Bleus had failed to win on any of their last seven visits to Bulgaria but Blaise Matuidi's early goal proved enough for a 1-0 victory in Sofia. Sweden had applied the pressure with an 8-0 thumping of Luxembourg, who held France to a goal...Full Story »

Bulgaria vs France - Deschamps keeps his cool ahead of France's crucial clash

Posted Saturday, October 07, 2017 by PA143 hits

Didier Deschamps insists he is not feeling the pressure ahead of France's vital World Cup qualifying clash in Bulgaria on Saturday. Les Bleus sit top of Group A by a point with two games to go but results such as the 0-0 draw at home to Luxembourg last month have made life difficult. Deschamps knows a victory over Bulgaria coupled with three points at home to Belarus on Tuesday will secure qua...Full Story »

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