Bulgaria captain Berbatov quits national team

Updated: May 13, 2010, 18:09 PM IST

Sofia: Bulgaria captain Dimitar Berbatov has decided to quit the national team, he said on Thursday.

"It was a difficult decision but sometimes we have to take difficult decisions," the 29-year-old Manchester United striker told a news conference at the Vasil Levski national stadium.

Berbatov, who has made 74 international appearances, became Bulgaria`s all-time leading scorer last November when he scored his 48th goal in a friendly against Malta.

Bureau Report