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Vladislav Stoyanov has been ruled out of Bulgaria's Group H encounter with Norway in Sofia on Thursday. The Ludogorets Razgrad goalkeeper suffered a knee injury in training on Monday and is scheduled to undergo further tests. Beroe Stara Zagora's Blagoy Makendzhiev has been called up as his replacement, while Konyaspor forward Dimitar Rangelov has taken the place of Partizan striker Valeri Bozhinov.

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01/09/201512:08Stoyan Georgiev, Sofia

Aleksandar Kolev's early-season form for Botev Plovdiv has earned him a place in the Bulgaria squad for the first time. The 22-year-old striker has scored two goals in six A PFG appearances this term, impressing national team coach Ivaylo Petev in the process. One forward missing out, however, is Partizan's Valeri Bozhinov (pictured), who has an ankle injury. Bulgaria, fourth in qualifying Group H, host Norway on Thursday and face Italy on Sunday.

Goalkeepers: Vladislav Stoyanov (Ludogorets Razgrad), Nikolay Mihaylov (Mersin), Bozhidar Mitrev (Sheriff Tiraspol).

Defenders: Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham), Georgi Terziev (Ludogorets Razgrad), Alexander Alexandrov (Ludogorets Razgrad), Ivo Ivanov (Beroe Stara Zagora), Ivan Bandalovski (Partizan), Yordan Minev (Ludogorets Razgrad), Veselin Minev (Levski Sofia).

Midfielders: Svetoslav Dyakov (Ludogorers Razgrad), Simeon Slavchev (Apollon Limassol), Ivaylo Chochev (Palermo), Stanislav Manolev (Kuban Krasnodar), Hristo Zlatinsi (Universitatea Craiova), Georgi Milanov (CSKA Moskva), Todor Nedelev (Mainz), Alexander Tonev (Frosinone).

Forwards: Ivelin Popov (Spartak Moskva), Ventsislav Hristov (Skënderbeu), Iliyan Mitsanski (Suwon Bluewings), Aleksandar Kolev (Botev Plovdiv).

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31/08/201512:32Stoyan Georgiev, Sofia

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Group H

PPts
Croatia Croatia *614
Italy Italy612
Norway Norway610
Bulgaria Bulgaria68
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan64
Malta Malta61
* Croatia points total pending disciplinary proceedings

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Last updated: 01/09/2015 11:44 CET

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Last updated: 31/08/2015 21:47 CET

Record in this competition

Recent campaigns
SeasonStagePWDL
2010/12Qualifying round8125
2006/08Qualifying round12741
2002/04Final tournament - Group stage11524
1998/00Preliminary round8224
1994/96Final tournament - Group stage13823
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UEFA European Football Championship115492739
FIFA World Cup145593452
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