Aston Villa ace plans to quit international football

Petrov has featured for Bulgaria for 12 years, making an impressive 91 capts and scoring eight goals.

“No doubt people have noticed that Bulgaria are in the same qualifying group as England for the European Championship!” he said.

“I can confirm this will be my last international qualifying competition.

“The fact we will not be involved in this summer’s World Cup will make us all the more determined to qualify.”