Bulgaria keeper Ivankov retires

SOFIA - Bulgaria goalkeeper Dimitar Ivankov has announced his retirement from international football following his country's 4-1 win against Malta in a friendly on Wednesday.

"I quit and this is my final decision," the 34-year-old Ivankov told reporters.

Ivankov, capped 62 times for his country, was part of Bulgaria's squad at the Euro 2004 finals in Portugal. He also won three Bulgarian league titles and five Bulgarian cups while playing for Levski Sofia.