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Bulgaria reveal borderline glory

Published 19/11/2011 | 05:00

While David Ginola and Gerard Houllier have been squabbling again this week over France's infamous failure to qualify for a World Cup 18 years ago, new information reveals that they should be blaming their country's defence -- along the nation's borders.

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Ginola has threatened to sue Houllier for comments made in a new book about the winger, whose mistake led to Bulgaria's winning goal in a qualifier that cost France their place at USA '94.

However, former Bulgaria footballer Zlatko Yankov has revealed that an illegal border crossing into France played a pivotal roll in securing that famous 2-1 victory in Paris, where Lubovslav Penev set up a last-minute winner for Emil Kostadinov.

Yankov revealed: "They (Kostadinov and Penev) had visa problems so they sneaked across the border between Germany and France in a car at a border-post with low security."

Irish Independent

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