Midfielder Todor Nedelev will miss Bulgaria's Group H fixture against Malta on Sunday after suffering a foot injury in training. He has returned to club side 1. FSV Mainz 05 and will now undergo an operation.
PFC CSKA Sofia midfielder Marquinhos has been called up by Bulgaria coach Luboslav Penev for the UEFA EURO 2016 Group H qualifier against Malta in Sofia on Novemver 16. The 32-year-old Brazilian-born playmaker replaces PFC Levski sofia's Vladimir Gadzhev who suffered a knee injury during Friday's 1-0 league defeat against PFC Beroe Stara Zagora and is ruled out till the end of the year. PFC Botev Plovdiv midfielder Milen Gamakov, 20, (pictured below) could earn his first cap while experienced defender Alexander Tunchev is back in the squad after a five-year absence.
Goalkeepers: Vladislav Stoyanov (PFC Ludogorets Razgrad), Bozhidar Mitrev (PFC Lokomotiv Sofia), Nikolay Mihaylov (Mersin İdman Yurdu).
Defenders: Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham FC), Alexander Tunchev (PFC CSKA Sofia), Strahil Popov (PFC Litex Lovech), Alexander Alexandrov (PFC Ludgorets Razgrad), Georgi Terziev (PFC Ludogorets Razgrad), Yordan Minev (PFC Ludogorets), Veselin Minev (PFC Levski Sofia).
Midfielders: Stanislav Manolev (FC Dinamo Moskva), Svetoslav Dyakov, Hristo Zlatinski, Mihail Alkesandrov (PFC Ludogorets Razgrad), Marquinhos (PFC CSKA Sofia), Todor Nedelev (1 FSV Mainz 05), Georgi Iliev (Shijiazhuang Yongchang), Aleksandar Tonev (Celtic FC), Ivaylo Chochev (Palermo), Milen Gamakov (PFC Botev Plovdiv).
Forwards: Ventsislav Hristov (PFC Beroe Stara Zagora), Ivelin Popov (FC Kuban Krasnodar), Andrey Galabinov (Livorno), Iliyan Mitsanski (Karlsruher SC).
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