ZURICH -- FIFA has lifted the suspension of a Bulgarian player, hours after announcing he tested positive for doping at a World Cup qualifying match. FIFA says its disciplinary committee chairman, Claudio Sulser, "revoked his decision ... fol...
The Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) has given match delegates the power to abandon league games in the event of racist behaviour by fans.
Bulgaria and Hungary have both lost their appeals against sanctions handed down by FIFA after racist incidents involving their supporters, and warned both countries that any repeat could lead to expulsion from World Cup qualifying.
FIFA has ordered Bulgaria and Hungary to each play a World Cup qualifier in an empty stadium.
Gianluigi Buffon has told La Stampa that one of his international team-mates "talked a bit too much", following television footage of the Italy side rowing.
Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has defended his team selection ahead of Friday's World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria after earmarking seven Juventus players to start the match and handing the number ten shirt to Sebastian Giovinco.
The Bulgarian Football Union have been fined 40,000 euros (£34,000) by UEFA for incidents during the Euro 2012 qualifier against England on September 2, European football's governing body have announced.
Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov says that he can't consider a return to international football with Bulgaria as he is not a regular for his club.
UEFA will look into the racist chanting that erupted during England's recent trip to Bulgaria at a hearing in Switzerland on October 13.
Lothar Matthaus has been sacked as coach of Bulgaria just two days before the first anniversary of his appointment.