Bulgaria coach upbeat despite Berbatov loss

The Manchester United striker was ruled out after suffering an ankle injury during the English Premier League leaders' 2-0 loss at Fulham on Saturday and will also miss the home tie in Group Eight against Cyprus in Sofia on April 1.

"Unfortunately, we've lost our most important players," said Stoilov, who has also been deprived of winger Martin Petrov and defender Alexandar Tunchev.

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