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Capital and largest city of Bulgaria

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Sofia: Capital and largest city of Bulgaria
Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria. The city is at the foot of Vitosha Mountain in the western part of the country. Being in the centre of the Balkans, it is midway between the Black Sea and the Adriatic Sea, and closest to the Aegean Sea.

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Bulgaria's ruling GERB party set to win Sofia mayoral election: exit poll

Bulgaria's ruling centre-right GERB party kept control of the capital Sofia in Sunday's mayoral election, exit polls showed, after a run-off vote that tested the party's support after a string of..
Reuters - Published

Bulgaria denies visa to Russian attache after expelling diplomat over spying

Bulgaria said on Wednesday it had declined a visa to the incoming defense attaché at the Russian embassy in Sofia, a day after expelling another Russian diplomat over spying allegations.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Sofia


Bulgaria BFU head explains resignation following racism fallout [Video]Bulgaria BFU head explains resignation following racism fallout

Borislav Mihaylov, former head of the Bulgarian Football Union, says his decision to resign following fan racism controversy allows organisation to move forward.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:06Published

Pep Guardiola says he would 'welcome' team walking off the pitch in case of racist abuse [Video]Pep Guardiola says he would 'welcome' team walking off the pitch in case of racist abuse

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he would welcome a team walkout in the event of racist abuse. City forward Raheem Sterling was subjected to abuse during England's Euro 2020 qualifier in..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:04Published

Premier League reinforces 'No Room for Racism' campaign [Video]Premier League reinforces 'No Room for Racism' campaign

Video launched on Friday shows stars including Raheem Sterling and Tammy Abrahams asking fans to drive racism from soccer

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:58Published

Bulgarian President says 'draconian measures' needed after racist chants [Video]Bulgarian President says 'draconian measures' needed after racist chants

Hooliganism and racism will continue to occur unless 'draconian measures' are implemented in the wake of Bulgaria racism furore - Bulgarian President Rumen Radev.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:39Published

Anti-racism body says UEFA needs to do more amid Bulgaria racism furore [Video]Anti-racism body says UEFA needs to do more amid Bulgaria racism furore

Anti-racism organisation calls for tougher UEFA sanctions as fallout continues following Euro 2020 qualifier between Bulgaria and England.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:57Published

England soccer match twice suspended amid racist chants [Video]England soccer match twice suspended amid racist chants

Racist abuse blighted a Euro 2020 qualifier between Bulgaria and England on Monday, with the match in Sofia twice halted by the referee after monkey noises and chants from the crowd were aimed at black..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:54Published

"Probably one of the most appalling nights I have seen in football" - English FA chairman Clarke [Video]"Probably one of the most appalling nights I have seen in football" - English FA chairman Clarke

English FA chairman Greg Clarke says UEFA will be carrying out a full investigation into racist abuse directed at England players during their Euro 2020 qualifier against Bulgaria.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:23Published

I heard it during the warm-up, says England player Tyrone Mings on racist abuse [Video]I heard it during the warm-up, says England player Tyrone Mings on racist abuse

England defender Tyrone Mings says racist abuse started during the warm-up, while captain Harry Kane says he is proud of his team's response as they run out 6-0 winners against Bulgaria.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 03:48Published

Bulgaria's manager denies hearing any racist chanting during England game [Video]Bulgaria's manager denies hearing any racist chanting during England game

Bulgaria's manager Krasimir Balakov denies hearing any racist chanting during their Euro 2020 qualifying match against England. The match in Sofia was marred by abuse directed at England’s black..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:47Published

England made a big statement against racist abuse, says Southgate [Video]England made a big statement against racist abuse, says Southgate

England manager Gareth Southgate says his side made a statement against racist abuse during their 6-0 rout of Bulgaria.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:42Published

England and Bulgaria try to keep focus on football ahead of Euro qualifier [Video]England and Bulgaria try to keep focus on football ahead of Euro qualifier

England and Bulgaria try to keep focus on football as racism issues dominate conversation ahead of Euro qualifier in Sofia

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:58Published

 

Bulgaria asked Russia to recall diplomat over spying allegation

Bulgaria's Foreign Ministry asked Moscow to recall a diplomat from the Russian Embassy in Sofia, after prosecutors accused a first secretary of having been involved in espionage in the Balkan country..
Reuters - Published

England fan Rob Spray death: Family 'left in limbo'

Rob Spray died in Sofia a week ago but his family say they still do not know how he died.
BBC News - Published

Rob Spray: West Bromwich Albion plan tribute to England fan who died in Sofia

West Bromwich Albion announce plans to pay tribute to fan Rob Spray, who died before England's Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria.
BBC News - Published

Bulgaria coach Krasimir Balakov resigns following racism backlash

Krasimir Balakov resigns as Bulgaria manager four days after claiming he did not hear racist chants in England's 6-0 win in Sofia.
BBC News - Published

Family of England fan Rob Spray who died in Sofia 'broken'

About £10,000 has been raised for the family of Rob Spray, who died ahead of the Bulgaria match.
BBC News - Published

Racist abuse blights Bulgaria-England qualifier

Racist abuse cast a blight over a Euro 2020 qualifier between Bulgaria and England on Monday with the match in Sofia twice halted by the referee after monkey noises and chants from the crowd were aimed..
Reuters - Published

Bulgaria v England: Euro 2020 qualifier temporarily halted due to racist behaviour from fans

England's Euro 2020 qualifier with Bulgaria in Sofia is temporarily halted with fans warned about racist behaviour.
BBC News - Published

British man dies in Sofia before England's Euro 2020 qualifier

A British man has died in Sofia before England's Euro 2020 qualifier, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office says.
BBC News - Published

Bulgaria v England: Can you name England team from last away meeting?

As England travel to Sofia for their latest Euro 2020 qualifier, it's time to test how well you recall the last time they played in Bulgaria.
BBC News - Published

England plan to leave pitch over possible racist abuse is 'offensive'

England players' plan to leave the pitch if they are racially abused in Monday's Euro 2020 qualifier in Sofia is "offensive", say Bulgaria.
BBC News - Published

Israeli passenger plane makes emergency landing in Sofia

An Israeli airplane made an emergency landing at Bulgaria's Sofia Airport on Wednesday because of a suspected bird strike shortly after take off, a Bulgarian transport ministry official told Reuters.
Reuters - Published

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