Bulgaria started preparations for the World Championship with 21 players, a few days ago, but their head coach Plamen Konstantinov decided to add one more and compose a preliminary list for the tournament.
Bulgaria will play three friendly matches prior to the World Champs: vs. Russia (August 15-16), Belgium (August 25-26), and Egypt (September 2-3).
Bulgaria preliminary list:
Setters: Georgi Seganov, Dobromir Dimitrov, Ivan Stanev
Opposites: Boyan Yordanov, Nikolay Uchikov, Danail Milushev, Miroslav Gradinarov
Outside hitters: Nikolay Penchev, Rozalin Penchev, Valentin Bratoev, Todor Skrimov, Dimitar Marinkov, Zlatan Yordanov
Middle blockers: Viktor Yosifov, Nikolay Nikolov, Tedor Teodorov, Svetoslav Gotsev, Aleks Grozdanov, Krasimir Georgiev
Liberos: Teodor Salparov, Vladislav Ivanov, Petar Karakashev.