Bulgarian Football Union head Borislav Popov: If we hadn't informed UEFA, it may have turned into a global issue

"We have excellent relationships with the safety authorities in Sofia and other cities." The organization of an international football match is critical because incidents might occur that have major effects. The circumstances are discussed, and any relevant material is forwarded to UEFA. I have brought the UEFA regulations in this regard. These laws control many restrictions concerning stadium modifications. If the match cannot be played, the UEFA administration must be notified promptly, since this might result in an international controversy. "It is not an easy task to prepare such a football match," said Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) executive director Borislav Popov at a joint press conference with Ministry of Interior and "National Sports Base" responsible factors, where it was explained how the security for the match between Bulgaria and Hungary will be organized. He stated that our headquarters had complied with UEFA procedures and alerted the European headquarters that the match might not take place.

"UEFA decides why there should be no fans and suggests that game be played in front of empty stands." If someone is still not convinced, I am unable to comment more. Some individuals believe that the Earth is not spherical. There is an entire apparatus dedicated to the security of international football events. It also gathers information and makes a choice based on analysis. "They strongly advise against selling any tickets," he continued.

""I am appointed rather than elected. I might lose my job. This is in relation to my resignation. I intend to attend the game. "I want our national team to succeed."It is easy to forget that football is a complex legal activity. In the event of a crisis, the host association must also provide a backup stadium. If UEFA so desires, the match may possibly be moved to Tsarsko Selo. Razgrad has received feedback. We have not said where the contest will take place. It is up to UEFA to make the decision. There aren't many stadiums in Bulgaria that can accommodate such events."

"I want to thank the national stadium "Vasil Levski" and the law enforcement authorities for putting in all their efforts in this short period of time in working hours and outside of working hours so that this match can be organized and held," stated the head of the BFU. /BGNES