The big question in Bulgaria is who will get the goals against Azerbaijan in Baku tonight in the absence of the injured Ivelin Popov and Emil Gargorov. The 18 outfield players in the squad have scored just 12 goals between them. By contrast, captain Popov has notched ten for the national team while Gargorov has three. Of the available players, FC Dinamo Moskva right-back Stanislav Manolev has scored the most – four times.
Bulgaria coach Luboslav Penev:
Group H is a very strong one. Azerbaijan are aiming for this magical third place and that is our target too. I think Italy and Croatia are the favourites for the top two spots, but anything could happen of course. We will give our best.
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