Despite the fiasco of the Rio Ferdinand affair, in which he was largely at the mercy of others, Roy Hodgson has brought a relaxed professionalism to this England team and this was evident tonight as he and his players kept their focus and were rewarded.
Serbia Under-21 0 England Under-21 1 (England win 2-0 on aggregate)
Holy See 'upset' at homosexuality and prostitution in lawyer's popular novel
Bulgaria captain Stiliyan Petrov has expressed his gratitude to fans back home for their support as he battles acute leukaemia.
Members of an international religious movement called the White Brotherhood gathered on the top of the Rila Mountain, near Babreka lake, some 100 km south of Sofia on today to perform ritual dances.
Stoke's first Europa League tie will see them face Croatian giants Hajduk Split in the third qualifying round.
Manager faces uneasy summer if England fail to record victory in Euro 2012 qualifier
Some of the hundreds of thousands of letters sent to Father Christmas each year have been published in a new book which reveals that, far from being selfish demands, many Christmas wishes are generous and heart-wrenching and, frequently, funny.
Bulgaria captain Dimitar Berbatov has announced his retirement from international football.
'In Sofia, they had to hose ice off the plane'
Fulham 1 CSKA Sofia 0
Roy Hodgson sees no reason why Danny Murphy cannot continue to play at the top level for many seasons - but warned against expecting the Fulham captain to "hit the ground running" on his return to action from a knee injury against CSKA Sofia tonight.
Anna Mudeva on the former bodyguard contesting today's elections
The Bulgarians are unearthing their Thracian heritage. Now visitors can enjoy what's been discovered too, says Robert Nurden
Hundreds of thousands of people in Balkans left exposed to sub-zero temperatures as gas row hits home
Be inspired by the treasures in the Royal Academy show, and visit the surviving wonders of this extraordinary empire in situ, from Istanbul to Skopje, Sinai to Ravenna.