International Preview: Bulgaria vs. Mexico
Bulgaria - Mexico | News Archive
El Vasco is getting serious now (AP)
04/16/2002. This friendly match will be held in the Meadowlands of East Rutherford, New Jersey, just across from New York City on Wednesday at 19:00 eastern standard time.
TEAM NEWS AND FORMGUIDE
Bulgaria: FIFA Rank: 52
At the moment Bulgaria is just looking for potential players for next year's European Championship qualifications. The Bulgarians failed to qualify for this year World Cup, after finishing 3rd in Group 3 of the UEFA's World Cup Qualifying. However in their last match against Mexico in Morelia, Mexico, the Bulgarians pulled off a stunning 2-0 victory against El Tri on Jan. 24, 2001. Unfortunately a month ago Bulgaria played against Ecuador in the Giants Stadium and was soundly beaten 3-0. They hope to avoid the same result against the Aztec Warriors.
Goalkeepers: Zdravko Zdravkov (FC Istanbulspor)
Defenders: Rossen Kirilov (Adanaspor), Predrag Pazin (Beijing Guo'an), Yordan Gospodinov (FK Ventspils), Galin Ivanov (CSKA Sofia), Ivailo Petkov (Istanbulspor AS), Danail Bachkov (FC Lokomotiv Plovdiv), Georgi Petrov (FC Lokomotiv Plovdiv)
Midfielders: Biser Ivanov (Levski Sofia), Todor Yanchev (CSKA Sofia), Georgi Peev (Dinamo Kiev), Stilian Petrov (Celtic)
Forwards: Marian Hristov (#1FC Kaiserslautern), Daniel Trendafilov (FC Lokomotiv Plovdiv), Georgi Ivanov (Levski Sofia), Svetoslav Todorov (Portsmouth FC), Zoran Jankovic (Dalian Shide), Martin Petrov (FC Wolsburg)
Mexico: FIFA Rank: 8
It is crunch time for El Tricolor. Javier "El Vasco" Aguirre wants to tighten the screws on the Azteca Machine, before the trip to Japan in May. El Vasco has called the best that Mexico has to offer, as El Tri travels down Broadway. Mexico will be trying to avoid embarrassments, like earlier this month with a lost the USA. El Vasco has Luis Hernandez, Cuauhtemoc Blanco, and Francisco Palencia fighting for a spot on the front for Japan. Also, Jorge Campos is trying to get back on the squad. Both Campos and Hernandez haven't played for El Tri, ever since El Vasco has taken over. They will be looking for a chance to impress.
Goalkeepers: Óscar Pérez (CDSC Cruz Azul), Jorge Campos (Pumas UNAM), Oswaldo Sánchez (UA de Guadalajara)
Defenders: Manuel Vidrio (Pachuca CF), Francisco Gabriel de Anda (Pachuca CF), Melvin Brown (CDSC Cruz Azul), Alberto Rodríguez (Pachuca CF), Rafael Márquez (AS Monaco FC), Salvador Carmona (CD Toluca)
Midfielders: Gabriel Caballero (Pachuca CF), Sigifredo Mercado (CF Atlas), Germán Villa (Club América), Alberto García Aspe (Puebla FC), Joahan Rodríguez (Club Santos Laguna), Ramón Morales (UA de Guadalajara), Braulio Luna (CID Necaxa), Gerardo Torrado (Sevilla FC), Rafael García (CD Toluca)
Forwards: Jesús Arellano (CF Monterrey), Juan Francisco Palencia (RCD Espanyol), Cuauhtémoc Blanco (Real Valladolid), Luis Hernández (Club América), Jared Borgetti (Club Santos Laguna)
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