Stoichkov's Boys, Bulgarian Referee Make Furor at World Students CupSports | April 17, 2011, Sunday // 17:29| views
The Bulgarian kids coached by football legend Hristo Stoichkov made a stunning performance at the World Football Cup for kids in Brazil. Photo by BGNES
All of Bulgaria's representatives in the 2011 World Schools Football Championship in Fortaleza, Brazil – including the team coached by legendary Hristo Stoichkov and referee Anton Genov – have made a stunning performance.
The Bulgarian team is made up of kids studying in a special class in the Hristo Yasenov school in the town of Etropole northeast of Sofia, and is coached by the legend of Barcelona FC and the Bulgarian National Team Hristo Stoichkov.
Stoichkov's boys will be playing a match for the fifth place against the winner of Belgium and Slovakia, after they managed to beat Brazil 5:1 in the 1/8-final after penalties, lost to Iran 0:3 in the quarter final, and then beat the Czech Republic 3:1 after penalties.
"Our school has demonstrated class, and you must be proud; we are in the top 8. This is only the start of great successes for you if you keep working that way," Stoichkov told the Bulgarian kids as cited by Sportal.
Another Bulgarian representative at the World Cup for children, referee Anton Genov, also performed outstandingly, and was asked to be the referee of the final to be played between Germany and Iran Sunday night.
According to the Association of Bulgarian Football Referees, Genov's selection for the final is a great recognition; the Association reminds that almost all of his matches recently are international.
Genov impressed the organizers with his administering of a new experiment tried for the first time in the kids World Cup in Brazil – the introduction of the so called "hockey penalties."
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