the Bulgarian national football team comes out on Monday night against North Macedonia in the final group game of the League of Nations. The two teams will argue for the second place in the group, which at first glance does not mean anything, but in fact the victory for the “lions” is extremely important.
Bulgaria are forced to look for victory against North Macedonia due to the upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers draw. The Tricolors are not yet guaranteed a place in the fourth pot of the draw, and a win in Skopje is needed to ensure that.
After five matches played in the League of Nations, Bulgaria collected six points, with which they rank 40th among European teams. In order to remain in the fourth urn, the “lions” must not fall below 42nd place after the last sixth round in the competition.
Behind Bulgaria in the standings are teams like Kosovo and Slovakia, who also have six points, but with a worse main difference. The Faroe Islands team also has five points, and Northern Ireland and Cyprus also have chances to dislodge the “lions” if they lose to North Macedonia.
Here it is what former national coach Georgi Dermendzhiev told SportLive about the present and future of Bulgaria.