This season’s Bulgarian football championship has already started and after the first 2 rounds current champion Ludogorets (Razgrad), the team of Levski (Sofia) and Pirin (Gotse Delchev) have 6 points each and are leaders in the chart. Ludogorets won 3.0 against Cherno More (Varna) and 3:1 against the team of Beroe. Levski won 1:0 against Chernomoretz and 3:1 against Botev (Plovdiv). The team of Pirin won 2:1 both their first two matches against the teams of Minyor (Pernik) and Botev (Vratza).
The Bulgarian national football team won 1:0 in a friendly against the team of Cyprus, played in Sofia. Striker of the German team of Kaiserslautern Ilian Mizanski scored the only goal in the match. On September 7 the Bulgarian players will face the team of Italy in a World Cup qualification match.
Manchester United may send Dimitar Berbatov out on a loan, the Daily Mail has reported. Manager of the team Alex Ferguson wants Berbatov transferred to another club. After the arrival of Robin van Persie from Arsenal to Old Trafford, selling Berbatov has become a top priority for the club. Berbatov’s agreement with United ends June 2013. The teams of Sunderland and Zenith (Saint Petersburg) are showing interest in the striker.
Bulgarian tennis player Dimitar Kuzmanov has qualified for the final at the international tournament in Izmir, Turkey. Kuzmanov won 6:2, 6:3 against Alexandros Jakupovic from Greece. At the final Kuzmanov lost 6:7, 1:6 against Alberto Brizzi from Italy.
Bulgarian national basketball team has started its participation in the European Championship qualification with a victory and a loss. In their first match the Bulgarians won 78:73 against Sweden as Chavdar Kostov scored 13 points. Unfortunately, the players of manager Rosen Barchovski lost 73:88 their second match against the team of Azerbaijan. Bulgaria is to face the team of Germany on August 21.
The Bulgarian national basketball team of players under 18 placed 8th at the European tournament that took place in Latvia and Lithuania. In their last game the Bulgarian lost 65:84 against Italy.
English version: Alexander Markov