Injured Rangelov out of Ireland qualifier

SOFIA - Energie Cottbus striker Dimitar Rangelov has been ruled out of Bulgaria's 2010 World Cup Group Eight qualifier at home to Ireland on June 6, the Bulgarian Football Union said.

Rangelov has failed to recover from an ankle injury and will be replaced by Litex Lovech defender Mihail Venkov.

The 26-year-old Rangelov is the second player to pull out of coach Stanimir Stoilov's provisional squad after Amkar Perm defender Zahari Sirakov was ruled out due to a stomach problem.