We still have a chance of reaching the play-offs. The game is hugely important for both sides. The stakes are so high. Norway have a very well-balanced squad. It is always tough to play against them. We have some problems as goalkeeper Nikolay Mihaylov (virus) and forward Valeri Bozhinov (ankle) will probably not recover for the game.
Bulgaria coach Ivaylo Petev
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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