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Petrov quits national team
13 Oct 2006 - 08:25:48
Aston Villa's Bulgaria skipper Stilian Petrov has quit international football after the midweek Euro 2008 qualifying 1-0 victory over Luxembourg.
Petrov, who arrived at Villa Park from Celtic in the summer for £6.5million, is unhappy with national coach Hristo Stoichkov who took charge in July 2004.
"I do not want to play on the national team under the management of coach Hristo Stoichkov," revealed Petrov.
"I realise this comes unexpectedly for the Bulgarian football community, but it is not on the spur of the moment."
Petrov has scored seven goals in 61 appearances for Bulgaria.