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Posted on 7 June 2007  - 12:00

Dimitar Berbatov’s Bulgaria leapfrogged Holland into second place in Euro 2008 qualifying Group G after extending their unbeaten start to seven games with victory over Belarus.

Dimitar Berbatov’s Bulgaria leapfrogged Holland into second place in Euro 2008 qualifying Group G after extending their unbeaten start to seven games with victory over Belarus.Our prolific marksman played the full 90 minutes as Bulgaria came from a goal down to complete a win double over Belarus in four days by a 2-1 scoreline in Sofia to move a point ahead of Holland having played a game more.

Emil Hallfredsson was involved for 53 minutes as Iceland crashed to a 5-0 defeat in Solna against Group F leaders Sweden.

Finland moved level on points with second-placed Serbia and Portugal in Group A after achieving a 2-0 home win against Belgium. Teemu Tainio missed out after being forced off with a medial ligament strain to his left knee against Serbia on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Paul Stalteri played the full match as Canada opened their Gold Cup campaign in Miami by causing a major upset - battling back from going behind to record a 2-1 victory against Costa Rica in Group A.

Canada still have to play Guadeloupe and Haiti with the top two from both groups qualifying for the quarter-final stage as well as the two sides that finish third with the greatest points return.

Hossam Ghaly’s Egypt play a friendly away in Kuwait on 12th June, before travelling to Burundi in an African Cup of Nations qualifier four days later.