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Balakov appointed as as head coach of Bulgaria national squad

media Krasimir Balakov played in the Bulgaria team that reached the last four at the 1994 World Cup. AFP/Dimitar Dilkoff

Krasimir Balakov was appointed head coach of the Bulgaria national team. The 53-year-old former Bulgaria international replaces former teammate Petar Hubchev, who was appointed in 2016.

 

Balakov, who played in the Bulgaria side that reached the semi-finals at the 1994 World Cup, said: "We will make every effort to qualify for Euro 2020. But we are not magicians.

Bulgaria are second in their Euro 2020 Group A after draws against Montenegro and Kosovo. They visit the Czech Republic on 7 June and host Kosovo on 10 June .

His contract will run from 1 June until the end of the 2022 World Cup qualification stages in November 2021.
 

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