Bijev called up by Bulgaria for upcoming Euro U-21 qualifiers

Bijev called up by Bulgaria for upcoming Euro U-21 qualifiers

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Bijev called up by Bulgaria for upcoming Euro U-21 qualifiers

Villyan Bijev (ussoccer.com)

Villyan Bijev’s international future is officially up in the air.

Bijev, a 20-year-old forward who currently is in Liverpool’s system, has been called up by Bulgaria’s Under-21 team for a pair of Euro U-21 qualifiers vs. Andorra in early June. Should Bijev play in either of those matches, he would be provisionally cap-tied to Bulgaria and would need to file a one-time switch in order to play again for a U.S. Men’s National Team at any level.

Bijev has previously represented both the U.S. U-20 and U-18 teams, but has not been called in for recent camps by U-20 head coach Tab Ramos. Bijev reportedly turned down a call-up from Bulgaria’s U-21 side last year, but it appears he has now had a change of heart as to which nation to represent internationally.

What do you think of Bijev being called in for Bulgaria’s upcoming U-21 qualifiers? Still confident that he will eventually represent the United States? Indifferent about it all?

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