Bulgarians take to the high road

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So farewell then, Scarborough. Bulgaria's squad yesterday packed their bags and moved out of their training camp at the Raven Hall Hotel at Ravenscar, near the East Yorkshire resort.

The country's football federation eventually bowed to pressure from the players, who had complained about lack of facilities and long journeys to Leeds and Newcastle. The squad will stay two nights in Stockton and then move on to Newton Aycliffe on Friday to take over rooms vacated by Romania, who move to Leeds to prepare for their final match against Spain next Wednesday. Scarborough Borough Council, which sponsored the Bulgarians' visit to the tune of pounds 25,000, is trying to get some of its money back...