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Two Bulgarian Football Players Charged with Match-fixing

Bulgarian prosecutors have charged two second division players with match-fixing as part of an investigation into alleged corruption in Bulgarian football, the domestic football association (BFU) said, reports Channel News Asia. 

World Ice Fishing Championship Starts in Bulgaria's Rhodope Mountains

The World Ice Fishing Championship starts in the Bulgarian Rhodope Mountains. Fifteen nations with the best anglers in extreme conditions are already practicing at Shiroka Polyana Dam. The official opening of the fishing championship is tomorrow, 24th of January. The event is hosted by the Bulgarian Federation of Fishing Sports and Batak Municipality, reports BNT. 

Bulgaria's Euro Membership Not Before Mid-2022: EU's Dombrovskis

Bulgaria will need to wait at least until mid-2022 to join the euro, the EU commissioner in charge of the common currency said on Friday, according to Reuters. 

The country meets the nominal criteria to adopt the euro, with low inflation, healthy public finances and its lev currency already pegged to the euro, but is also the EU's poorest state and has problems at some of its banks.

Bulgarian National Bank 2018 Indicators Report

Bulgaria's balance of trade until November 2018 is negative, and stands at 167.2 million euro, with a deficit of 119.5 million euro for November 2017, the Bulgarian National Bank says, quoted by the Bulgarian National Radio. 

Club from the Premier League and Two from the Championship want Bulgarian Footballer of the Year

Cardiff City, Middlesbrough and Aston Villa are interested in Bulgarian striker Kiril Despodov, informs British Bristol Live in one of his materials summarizing transfer news.

The newspaper also reports that the attacker will most likely leave CSKA in the winter, with the "reds" ready to sell the player "for just 5 million pounds."

Novak Djokovic Will Arrive in Bulgaria For Sofia Open 2019

World No1 Novak Djokovic will arrive in Bulgaria  for Sofia Open 2019. This was announced by Sport Minister Krasen Kralev, who said the Serb would hold free lessons with Bulgarian talents and will join the official part of the tournament.

There is also the possibility of Djokovic to take part in competition in Arena Armeec, according to gong.bg.

FIVB Confirmed! Brazil Standing on the Way of Bulgaria for Tokyo 2020

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) officially confirmed the distribution of Tokyo Intercontinental Olympic Qualifying Teams in 2020, reports Sportal.bg.

Qualifications tournaments begin on August 2, 2019, with women's matches. The Bulgarian national team fell into Group C with the United States, Argentina and Kazakhstan.

Kiril Despodov Received the Prize for Bulgaria's No. 1 Footballer for the 2018th

CSKA footballer Kiril Despodov is the big winner of the poll for the number one player in Bulgaria in 2018. The attacking player of the "Reds" won in the serious competition of goalkeeper of Slavia Georgi Petkov who was second and Todor Nedelev from Botev "(Plovdiv), third.
 

Serbia, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania To Jointly Bid For Hosting Euro-2028 Or World Cup-2030

Serbia, Greece, Bulgaria and Romania will create a joint organizing committee to apply for hosting the European FootballChampionship in 2028 or the World Cup in 2030, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said Saturday.

 

Earlier in the day, Belgrade hosted a meeting between the prime ministers of Greece, Romania, Bulgaria and the Serbian president.

Balkan countries to prepare joint soccer bid

The leaders of Greece, Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia have agreed to form a commission to prepare a joint bid to host soccer's European Championship in 2028 or the World Cup in 2030.

Balkan leaders look to bolster Serbia's EU bid

Leaders from the Balkans have discussed ways to bolster Serbia's bid to join the European Union.

The leaders from Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Serbia met in the Serbian capital of Belgrade Saturday as part of a regular regional initiative.

Of the four, Serbia is looking to join the others in the EU.

Reading Winger Joins Bulgarian Champions on Loan

Reading winger Adrian Popa will mark his two-year Royals anniversary in Bulgaria, with reigning champions Ludogorets Razgrad, report the BBC. 

Popa joined the Championship side from Romanian giants Steaua Bucharest in January 2017 but has spent his Reading career largely out of favour.

Bulgaria's Current Account Surplus Narrowed to EUR 2.61 Billion

Bulgaria's current account surplus narrowed to 2.61 billion euro ($2.97 billion) in the first ten months of 2018, compared to 3.68 billion euro in the same period of 2017, the central bank said on Tuesday.

Balkan 2030 World Cup bid is Realistic, Says Bulgarian Sports Minister

A bid by Balkan countries to host the 2030 soccer World Cup would have a realistic chance because the governments of Bulgaria, Greece, Serbia and Romania would offer support for the joint candidature, Bulgaria's Sports Minister Krasen Kralev said on Wednesday, reports Reuters. 

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