Bulgaria head coach Yasen Petrov announced a list of 26 players called up for the upcoming 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Switzerland (March 25), Italy (March 28) and Northern Ireland (March 31).
Petrov added 18 Bulgarian-based players to the eight foreign-based ones that were unveiled last week – with the clarification that the squad list could be changed and more players could be added if necessary.
The training camp for the upcoming games will begin on Sunday, March 21, at the “Boyana” National Football Center and will feature the following players:
Goalkeepers: Plamen Iliev (Ludogorets), Ivan Karadzhov (Arda), Daniel Naumov (CSKA 1948);
Defenders: Vasil Bozhikov (Slovan Bratislava), Petar Zanev (CSKA-Sofia), Strahil Popov (Hatayspor), Valentin Antov (Bologna), Cicinho (Ludogorets), Petko Hristov (Pro Vercelli), Andrea Hristov (Slavia), Daniel Dimov (Cherno more);
Midfielders and attackers: Georgi Kostadinov (Arsenal Tula), Kristiyan Malinov (OH Leuven), Ivaylo Chochev (CSKA 1948), Petar Vitanov (Lokomotiv Plovdiv), Birsent Karagaren (Lokomotiv Plovdiv), Momchil Tsvetanov (Lokomotiv Plovdiv), Dimitar Iliev (Lokomotiv Plovdiv), Martin Raynov (Levski), Antonio Vutov (Mezőkövesdi SE), Ilian Iliev (Cherno more), Georgi Yomov (CSKA-Sofia), Atanas Iliev (Botev Plovdiv), Spas Delev (Arda), Kiril Despodov (Ludogorets), Andrey Galabinov (Spezia).