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11th Jun 2022

Bulgaria national team involved in ‘serious road accident’

Callum Boyle

One player has been taken to hospital

The Bulgarian national team were involved in a ‘serious road accident’ in Georgia ahead of their Nations League fixture on Sunday.

Pictures posted on Twitter showed the team bus completely shattered after the driver had lost control while travelling on Friday night, with the front windows of the vehicle smashed.

BFU released a statement on Saturday

A statement from the Bulgarian Football Union, BFU, confirmed that the team bus had crashed in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, with midfielder Todor Nedelev having to be taken to a local hospital.

The BFU also confirmed that nobody else had been hurt in the crash and that the remaining team members and staff are “doing well.”

They said: “The national team suffered a serious road accident after arriving in Tbilisi. On the way to the team’s hotel, the driver of the first of the two buses carrying our team lost control of the vehicle.

“After the collision, midfielder Todor Nedelev was transported to a local hospital, where he is currently undergoing extensive clinical examinations. All other members of the team and staff of the Bulgarian national team are doing well.”

Bulgaria have had underwhelming start to Nations League

Bulgaria had travelled to Georgia for their Nations League C Group 4 clash where they were hoping to close the gap on the hosts, who are five points at the top of the group.

It’s been a less than impressive start to the Nations League campaign for Bulgaria. Georgi Ivanov’s side were beaten 5-2 by Georgia in the reverse fixture while they were also held to a 1-1 draw by minnow nation, Gibraltar.

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