First Professional Football League

Bulgaria: 6 Injured 2 in Critical Condition after a Mass Brawl with Axes and Hoes in Kazanlak

Six people were injured in a mass fight in Kazanlak.

One woman has a fractured arm and two men are in critical condition.

One of the wounded has died, BGNES reported in the late afternoon.

They were taken to the emergency center in Kazanlak.

TV Executive Vows to Sue Bulgarian Nationalist MP

Venelin Petkov, the head of news, current affairs and sport at private channel bTV, said on Tuesday that he intends to sue United Patriots leader Valeri Simeonov for calling him and his colleague Anton Hekimyan corrupt during a broadcast on Bulgarian National Television.

"See you in court," Petkov wrote on Facebook in response to Simeonov's accusations.

Ludogorets Heads for its First Champions League Test

Ludogorets starts the Champions League this year with visit to Ferencvaros. The Bulgarian champion is visiting Budapest in the first match of the first qualifying round and will hope for a good result that will give them the appropriate starting points before the rematch.

Prior to the match coach Stoicho Stoev expressed his confidence that his team was completely ready.

Bulgarian Businessman Kiril Domuschiev Buys Nova Broadcasting Group

The chairman of the Confederation of Industrial Employers in Bulgaria (CEIBG) Kiril Domuschiev has won the Nova TV auction and the property in Net Info, reported. The information was confirmed for by a source requesting anonymity. As it was clear, the biggest shareholder in Vivacom Spas Rusev was also interested in one of the two biggest Bulgarian television networks.

The Bulgarian National Television Attracted only 1% of TV Advertising in 2017

BNT programs attracted only 1 per cent of TV advertising in 2017, according to data from the media agency. According to the survey, the total volume of television advertising in Bulgaria last year was 691 million euros. In fact, the amount is certainly significantly lower, as the measurement does not take account of concessions, barters and other agreements that televisions conclude.

Bulgarian Defender Hristov Joins Fiorentina From Slavia Sofia

Serie A club Fiorentina have signed Bulgaria under-19 international defender Petko Hristov from Slavia Sofia on a five-year deal, both clubs said on Monday, according to BGNES and

The 18-year-old, considered to be one of the best young players in the Balkan country, was a key figure in Bulgaria's team at the European U-19 championship in Georgia this month.

Municipal council of Plovdiv Unanimously Approves Proposal Linked to Local Airport Concession

The municipal council of Plovdiv has approved with a full majority a proposal linked to the planned Plovdiv airport concession, FOCUS Radio Plovdiv reports.

The meeting was called by mayor Ivan Totev who also submitted the proposal.

Sofia City Court Upholds Insolvency of CSKA Football Club

Sofia City Court (SGS) upheld the insolvency of Bulgarian football club CSKA Sofia and ruled that the club has been insolvent since 31 December 2014.

The court appointed a temporary assignee and the property of CSKA is subject to distraint, private NOVA TV informs.

The decision of the court, which was issued on October 2, can be appealed within a period of seven days.