Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Levski – Chess United to be replayed on 13 May

From Dimitar Naydenov, Press Center of M-Tel Masters

The international chess and football federations are firm in their statements that the game Levski – Chess United will be replayed on 13 May at 12:30 local time. This became clear after official announcements from the two organizations.

On 15 May last year the chess players lost, but they submitted a letter of complaint right after the last whistle of the referee – the CEO of M-Tel Josef Vinatzer, because of the scandalously disallowed goal of Ivan Cheparinov in the last seconds of the game. Back then for the Blues played the executive director of the team Nasko Sirakov and the head coach Stanimir Stoilov, while Kiprian Berbatov, a cousin of the Tottenham star Dimitar, got his name on the score sheet for Chess United.

"I am pleased with the decision of FIDE and FIFA which is a triumph of justice," shared the coach of the chess players Silvio Danailov. - "The boys will give their all to take a worthy revenge".

2 hours before the end of the transfer window Chess United managed to obtain the services of the man who swam the La Manche channel for a world record time – Petar Stoychev. It is expected that the 7-time World Cup winner in swimming marathon will reinforce the defense of the Grandmasters. The skipper Veselin Topalov will lead on the pitch a lineup including Vassily Ivanchuk from Ukraine, Bu Xiangzhi from China, Levon Aronian from Armenia, Teimour Radjabov from Azerbaijan and Ivan Cheparinov. All of them are participants in the fourth edition of the super chess tournament M-Tel Masters.

Traditionally the coach of PFC Levski Stanimir Stoilov will announce his lineup two hours before the first referee whistle.

The two teams will play two halves of 10 minutes on a small football field.

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