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LONDON, England -- Euro 2004 qualifiers Bulgaria and Russia continued their preparations for this summer's finals in Portugal with a 2-2 draw in Sofia.

Dimitar Berbatov twice equalized for the home side in reply to two first half goals from rising Russian striker Dmitry Sychev.

Substitute keeper Dimitar Ivankov was Bulgaria's second half hero as he stopped a powerful shot from Alexander Korzhakov and then blocked Sergei Ignashevich's penalty.

"It was an equal match against very strong opponents, it was just what we needed before the Euro finals," said Bulgaria coach Plamen Markov.

  • Greece scored a 1-0 win over fellow Euro 2004 qualifiers Switzerland with Vassilis Tsartas grabbing the only goal of the game after 57 minutes in Crete.
  • The result extended Greece's unbeaten run to 15 matches, with Tsartas' strike making up for a first half penalty miss.

  • Turkey equalized twice to hold Euro 2004-bound Croatia to a 2-2 draw in zagreb.
  • Benfica striker Tomo Sokota opened the scoring for Croatia after just two minutes, but was forced off immediately afterwards with an injury.

    The home side led until Zafer Biryol's equalizer on 73 minutes, which sparked two further goals in the next five minutes.

    Dario Srna restored Croatia's lead with a dipping freekick only for Turkey's Cagdas Atan to hit straight back.

  • Surprise Euro 2004 qualifiers Latvia, preparing for their first ever appearance at a major international tournament, picked up a 1-0 win in Slovenia with Maris Verpakovskis scoring on 36 minutes.
  • Scotland's poor run of friendly results at Hampden Park continued as they lost 2-1 to Romania.
  • Substitute James McFadden scored Scotland's first friendly goal at their national stadium for eight years, but Romania had already secured the win courtesy of goals from Christian Chivu and Daniel Pancu.

  • Northern Ireland earned their first win in 16 games and almost two-and a-half-years with a 1-0 victory in Tallinn against Estonia.
  • David Healy scored the winner in first half injury time.

  • A 76th-minute penalty from Martin Andresen clinched a 1-0 win for visitors Norway over Serbia and Montentegro in Belgrade.
  • Serbia and Montenegro, winless in seven matches, were playing with 10 men from the 60th minute after Darko Kovacevic was sent off for elbowing John Arne Riise.

  • AC Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko left the match with a broken nose as Ukraine suffered a 1-0 defeat in Skopje against Macedonia.
  • Goran Savrevski scored the only goal of the game on 26 minutes.

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