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Bulgaria and Brazil ready for huge World League match

Tickets for the match sold out three weeks before the event, with 300 standing tickets selling out in 25 minutes at the beginning of the week
Varna, Bulgaria, July 8, 2010 - Bulgaria are set to face Brazil in ahuge match to help decide Pool A of the 2010 FIVB World League with the match being deemed one of the biggest sporting events in three years for the European country.

The two sides will face off at 7pm GMT and with Bulgaria's President Mr. Georgi Parvanov and Prime Minister Mr. Boyko Borisov attending, the importance of the match is highly justified. Bulgarian Navy Chief Commander Admiral Manushev and Varna Naval Base Chief Admiral Eftimov, future Head of Bulgarian Church Mitropolit Kiril, Members of the Parliament and more will also be in attendance.

The defending World League champions visit to Bulgaria saw ticket sales break records with the two matches sold out three weeks before the event. Furthermore, 300 tickets were put on sale at the beginning of this week and were sold out in 25 minutes. A total of 6,000 fans are expected, with 2,000 further outside the stadium.

Both teams are ready to be included in the spectacle also with the host side Bulgaria ready to do battle.

"What happened against the Netherlands makes me proud of my boys,"
Bulgaria's coach Silvano Prandi said. " Youngsters and experienced players gave their best for the win and that is why I am sure that we are ready to face Brazil. We are a team now. A team which is good to watch. Anyway - we are aware that Brazil is the best in the world and have unique players."

Brazil is here to win one at any cost, claimed team's coach Bernardo Rezende.

"We know that Bulgaria now is playing more consistently than us," he said. "They are the best team in Pool A so far. Magnificient players like Kaziyski, Nikolov, Yosifov are enrichening for the team. We are here for one victory which will take us to Cordoba. After Brazil was defeated in the football World Cup all eyes are on us. This puts a lot of pressure on the team and we have to override it to go to Final Round. I have been in Varna for friendly matches and know what is the atmosphere is like in this gym. Even then - people were supporting their team as it was the World Championship finals. And now it is of huge importance."

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