After rotating 37 players for 9 matches of the national team, the coach Mladen Kirstaic for the first time did not call debutants or new faces for the stay of the Serbian specialist.
In the announced list for the matches in October – a European qualifier against Lithuania (14 October in Sofia) and visiting Albania in a friendly match 3 days later, in practice the players are almost the same from the squad for the matches in early September.
In its initial version, it included the defender of the Italian second division “Spezia” Petko Hristov, who dropped out due to incomplete recovery after an injury, and Christian Dimitrov was added. The defender of “Levski” is still in the group.
The striker Martin Minchev is also in it. He was released at the beginning of September due to injury and did not play in the control against Iran and the European qualification in Montenegro, lost to Bulgaria with 0:1 and 1:2. Marin Petkov also missed them due to injury.
It is noteworthy that 4 young players who were part of Kirstaich’s squads are out of the current squad to be in the youth group. These are goalkeeper Plamen Andreev, defender Hristiyan Petrov and offensive midfielders Nikola Iliev and Stanislav Shopov.