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Bulgaria Sacks Coach Markov

The Bulgarian FA (BFU) announced Tuesday it has fired national team coach Plamen Markov, 51, after a poor start to the country's World Cup qualifying campaign. Markov had taken the team over in January.

"Plamen Markov was dismissed unanimously," BFU President Borislav Mihailov told journalists. He did not announce a successor, but said that the team could still recover in time to qualify for South Africa 2010.

Bulgaria tied its first three qualifiers in European Group 8 against Montenegro, Italy and Georgia, then suffered a 6-1 friendly loss at Serbia.

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