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LuxembourgLuxembourgStade Josy Barthel - LuxembourgTuesday 10 October 2017
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Group A - Matchday 10
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/09/2016QR (GS)Bulgaria - Luxembourg4-3
SofiaRangelov 16, Marcelinho 65, Popov 79, Tonev 90+2; Joachim 60, 62, Bohnert 90+1
UEFA EURO 2008
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
12/09/2007QR (GS)Bulgaria - Luxembourg3-0SofiaBerbatov 27, 28, M.Petrov 54 (P)
11/10/2006QR (GS)Luxembourg - Bulgaria0-1
LuxembourgTunchev 26
UEFA EURO 2000
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
10/10/1999PR (GS)Bulgaria - Luxembourg3-0
SofiaBorimirov 40, I Petkov 67, Roumen Hristov 77
31/03/1999PR (GS)Luxembourg - Bulgaria0-2
LuxembourgStoichkov 17, Yordanov 38
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
08/06/1997QR (GS)Bulgaria - Luxembourg4-0
BurgasStoichkov 41, Kostadinov 47, Balakov 49, Lechkov 70
08/10/1996QR (GS)Luxembourg - Bulgaria1-2
LuxembourgLangers 20; Balakov 14, Kostadinov 38
1988 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
20/05/1987PR (GS)Bulgaria - Luxembourg3-0
SofiaSirakov 32, Iordanov 39, Kolev 56
30/04/1987PR (GS)Luxembourg - Bulgaria1-4
LuxembourgLangers 59; Sadakov 49, Sirakov 55, Tanev 62, Kolev 82
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
25/09/1985QR (GS)Luxembourg - Bulgaria1-3
LuxembourgLangers 65; Hellers 2 (og), Kostadinov 26, Dimitrov 33
05/12/1984QR (GS)Bulgaria - Luxembourg4-0
SofiaSirakov 8, Velitchov 31, Mladenov 65, Dimitrov 70
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/12/1969QR (GS)Luxembourg - Bulgaria1-3
RumelangePhilipp 58 (P); Dermendzhiev 35, Yakimov 37, Bonev 82
23/04/1969QR (GS)Bulgaria - Luxembourg2-1
SofiaAsparuhov 31, 39; Leonard 50
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
Luxembourg60067007----130013838
Bulgaria77006600----131300388

Last updated 15/09/2017 12:13CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Luxembourg - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Jonathan Joubert12/09/197938Dudelange - 4000
-Anthony Moris29/04/199027Mechelen - 3000
-Ralph Schon20/01/199027UNA Strassen - 3000
Defenders
-Kevin Malget15/01/199126Dudelange - 7000
-Laurent Jans05/08/199225Waasland-Beveren - 8000
-Marvin Martins17/02/199522Jeunesse Esch - 1000
-Tim Hall15/04/199720Lierse - 0000
-Aldin Skenderovic28/06/199720Union Titus Petange - 3000
-Enes Mahmutović22/05/199720Fola - 2000
Midfielders
-Mario Mutsch03/09/198433Progrès - 6000
-Mathias Jänisch27/08/199027Differdange*5000
-Chris Philipps08/03/199423Metz*8000
-Dwayn Holter15/06/199522Differdange - 3000
-Christopher Martins19/02/199720Lyon - 7000
-Eric Veiga18/02/199720Braunschweig*1000
-Jan Ostrowski14/04/199918Frankfurt - 1000
-Olivier Thill17/12/199620Progrès - 3000
-Danel Sinani05/04/199720Dudelange*1000
-Vincent Thill04/02/200017Metz*8000
-Gerson Rodrigues20/06/199522Fola*5000
Forwards
-Daniel Da Mota11/09/198532Racing FC Union Luxembourg*8100
-Aurélien Joachim10/08/198631Lierse - 6400
-David Turpel19/10/199224Dudelange - 8000
Coach
-Luc Holtz14/06/196948 - 9000
Bulgaria - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Bozhidar Mitrev31/03/198730Levski - 0000
-Blagoy Makendzhiev11/07/198829Pirin - 0000
-Plamen Iliev30/11/199125Astra - 3000
Defenders
-Petar Zanev18/10/198531Amkar*6000
-Stanislav Manolev16/12/198531CSKA Sofia*5100
-Vasil Bozhikov02/06/198829Slovan Bratislava*7000
-Nikolay Bodurov30/05/198631CSKA Sofia - 2000
-Aleksandar Tsvetkov31/08/199027Cherno More - 1000
-Strahil Popov31/08/199027Kasımpaşa - 9000
-Anton Nedyalkov30/04/199324CSKA Sofia*3000
-Cvetomir Panov17/04/198928Botev Plovdiv - 0000
Midfielders
-Ivelin Popov26/10/198729Spartak Moskva - 8200
-Ivaylo Chochev18/02/199324Palermo - 6100
-Simeon Slavchev25/09/199324Sporting CP*6000
-Todor Nedelev07/02/199324Botev Plovdiv - 3000
-Martin Rainov25/04/199225Beroe - 1000
-Kristiyan Malinov30/03/199423CSKA Sofia - 0000
-Bozhidar Kraev23/06/199720Midtjylland*3000
Forwards
-Spas Delev22/09/198928Pogoń - 4200
-Andrej Galabinov27/11/198828Genoa - 3000
-Ivaylo Dimitrov26/03/198928Slavia Sofia - 2000
Coach
-Petar Houbtchev26/02/196453 - 7000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Luc Holtz

Date of birth: 14 June 1969
Nationality: Luxembourger
Playing career: Red Boys Differdange, FC Avenir Beggen, FC Etzella Ettelbruck
Coaching career: FC Etzella Ettelbruck, Luxembourg Under-21s, Luxembourg

• Holtz started his career with Red Boys Differdange, a club which today is part of successful outfit FC Differdange 03.

• A creative playmaker with a keen eye for goal, Holtz moved to Avenir Beggen in 1992 where he went on to win the domestic double in 1993 and 1994. He was chosen as Luxembourg's footballer of the year in 1993.

• Played until 2008 when, aged 38, he finished his career at Etzella having gone there from Beggen in 1999 to take over as player-coach.

• Led Etzella to promotion to the top flight in 1999, his first season in charge. Lifted the cup two years later but was relegated in 2002, only to bounce back immediately. Proceeded to reach the cup final in 2003 and 2004, although both ended in defeat.

• Having earned 55 caps for Luxembourg, he accepted an offer to coach the U21 national side in 2008. He was then handed the reins of the senior team following the resignation of Guy Hellers in August 2010.

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Petar Hubchev

Date of birth: 26 February 1964
Nationality: Bulgarian
Playing career: PFC Litex Lovech, PFC Levski Sofia, Hamburger SV, Eintracht Frankfurt
Coaching career: PFC Slavia Sofia, Chernomorets Pomorie, PFC Botev Plovdiv, PFC Beroe Stara Zagora

• Made debut for Bulgaria while playing in the second tier in a friendly against Greece in 1984, the first of 35 caps. Hubchev was one of the mainstays of the great Bulgaria side that reached the 1994 FIFA World Cup semi-finals. He also played at EURO '96.

• Hubchev came through the ranks of Osum Lovech (now known as Litex Lovech). He was a right-back before establishing himself as a central defender.

• In 1989 he moved to Levski, winning the league and cup double in 1993 before departing at the end of that year for Hamburg. In 1996 he moved on to Eintracht, helping them back to the Bundesliga.

• Hubchev began his coaching career at Eintracht in 2001, and after a six-month stint as head coach at Slavia Sofia in 2005 he returned to Germany for spells with the reserve sides of Eintracht and Wolfsburg.

• In 2009 he was back in Bulgaria at Chernomorets Pomorie, guiding the second division side to the cup final in his first season. Following a brief spell at Botev Plovdiv he had four seasons at Beroe Stara Zagora, leading them to the Bulgarian Cup in 2013. On 3 October 2016 Hubchev succeeded Ivaylo Petev as Bulgaria coach.

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeIstván Vad (HUN)
  • Assistant refereesIstvan Albert (HUN) , Peter Berettyán (HUN)
  • Fourth officialSandor Szabo (HUN)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerZoran Cvrk (CRO)
  • Referee observerEyjolfur Olafsson (ISL)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
István Vad30/05/1979771

FIFA Wold Cup matches involving teams from the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

Last updated 09/10/2017 16:42CET

Competition facts Only this chapter

The Week of Football concept enables fans around the world to enjoy the very best action from the European Qualifiers – which will determine UEFA's representatives at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup comprises nine groups of six teams, with matches played on a home-and-away basis.

Qualifying takes place under the 'Week of Football' concept, introduced ahead of the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying campaign, in which games are spread out from Thursday to Tuesday, shining the spotlight on more teams on the road to the finals in Russia. Moreover, thanks to the Week of Football, at least 43% of matches will be played on weekends, giving fans a better chance to follow the action on television, in the stadiums and on UEFA.com.

Kick-off times will be set mainly at 18:00CET and 20:45CET on Saturdays and Sundays and at 20:45CET for Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays. In double-header matchweeks, sides will play on Thursday/Sunday, Friday/Monday or Saturday/Tuesday. Each day of the Week of Football will feature eight to ten games.

The nine group winners will qualify directly for the final tournament. The eight best runners-up will contest play-offs to decide the last four qualifiers for the finals.

The 13 qualifiers then join hosts Russia in the finals to make it 14 UEFA member associations represented.

How qualification works

The other confederations have the following qualifying berths:

Africa: 5
Asia: 4.5
North and Central America and Caribbean: 3.5
Oceania: 0.5
South America: 4.5

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Luxembourg

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group A - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    France962116520
    Sweden961226719
    Netherlands9513191216
    Bulgaria9405131812
    Belarus91265195
    Luxembourg91267255
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Bulgaria 4-3 Luxembourg
    1-0 Rangelov 16, 1-1 Joachim 60, 1-2 Joachim 62, 2-2 Marcelinho 65, 3-2 Popov 79, 3-3 Bohnert 90+1, 4-3 Tonev 90+2
    Joubert, Chanot, Malget, Philipps (84 Deville), Gerson, C. Martins, Da Mota (68 Bohnert), Thill (59 Turpel), Mutsch, Jans, Joachim
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
    Luxembourg 0-1 Sweden
    0-1 Lustig 58
    Moris, Malget, Bohnert, Philipps, C. Martins, Thill (66 Turpel), Carlson, Mutsch, Jans, Deville (66 Da Mota), Joachim
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
    Belarus 1-1 Luxembourg
    1-0 Savitski 80, 1-1 Joachim 85
    Moris, Bohnert (72 Turpel), Philipps, C. Martins (35 Veiga), Da Mota, Thill (46 Jänisch), Carlson, Delgado, Mutsch, Jans, Joachim
  • Matchday 4 (13/11/2016)
    Luxembourg 1-3 Netherlands
    0-1 Robben 36, 1-1 Chanot 44 (P) , 1-2 Depay 58, 1-3 Depay 84
    Schon, Chanot, Mahmutović, Malget, Bohnert, Philipps, Da Mota (75 Kerger), Bensi (82 Thill), Mutsch, Jans (26 Jänisch), Turpel
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
    Luxembourg 1-3 France
    0-1 Giroud 28, 1-1 Joachim 34 (P) , 1-2 Griezmann 37 (P) , 1-3 Giroud 77
    Moris (21 Schon), Chanot, Malget, Philipps, Gerson, C. Martins, Da Mota (81 Rodrigues), Bensi, Mutsch (62 Bohnert), Jans, Joachim
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
    Netherlands 5-0 Luxembourg
    1-0 Robben 21, 2-0 Sneijder 34, 3-0 Wijnaldum 62, 4-0 Promes 70, 5-0 Janssen 84 (P)
    Schon, Chanot (25 Delgado), Mahmutović, Malget, C. Martins, Thill (54 Gerson), Bensi, Rodrigues (85 Bohnert), S. Thill, Jans, Turpel
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
    Luxembourg 1-0 Belarus
    1-0 Da Mota 60
    Joubert, Martins (78 Ostrowski), Skenderovic, Holter (67 Thill), Philipps, Rodrigues (55 Turpel), Da Mota, O. Thill, Jans, Jänisch, Joachim
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
    France 0-0 Luxembourg
    Joubert, Malget, Philipps, C. Martins, Da Mota (59 Sinani), Thill (59 Rodrigues), O. Thill, Skenderovic, Jans, Jänisch, Turpel (87 Holter)
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
    Sweden 8-0 Luxembourg
    1-0 Granqvist 10 (P) , 2-0 Berg 18, 3-0 Berg 37, 4-0 Berg 54, 5-0 Lustig 60, 6-0 Granqvist 67 (P) , 7-0 Berg 71, 8-0 Toivonen 76
    Joubert, Malget, Holter, Philipps, C. Martins (72 Skenderovic), Da Mota, Thill (46 Turpel), O. Thill (46 Rodrigues), Mutsch, Jänisch, Joachim
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)
    Luxembourg-Bulgaria

Bulgaria

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Bulgaria 4-3 Luxembourg
    1-0 Rangelov 16, 1-1 Joachim 60, 1-2 Joachim 62, 2-2 Marcelinho 65, 3-2 Popov 79, 3-3 Bohnert 90+1, 4-3 Tonev 90+2
    Stoyanov, Popov, Nedyalkov, Chorbadzhiyski, Alexandrov (56 Chochev), Rangelov, Popov (85 Bojilov), Marcelinho, Ivanov, Milanov (64 Tonev), Dyakov
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
    France 4-1 Bulgaria
    0-1 Alexandrov 6 (P) , 1-1 Gameiro 23, 2-1 Payet 26, 3-1 Griezmann 38, 4-1 Gameiro 59
    Stoyanov, Popov, A. Aleksandrov, Alexandrov (76 Nedelev), Kostadinov, Popov (68 Tonev), Marcelinho (62 Rangelov), Pirgov, Milanov, Milanov, Dyakov
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
    Sweden 3-0 Bulgaria
    1-0 Toivonen 39, 2-0 Hiljemark 45, 3-0 Lindelöf 58
    Stoyanov, Popov, A. Aleksandrov, Bozhikov, Slavchev (89 Rainov), Kostadinov (53 Alexandrov), Popov, Nedyalkov, Milanov, Chochev (72 Marcelinho), Dyakov
  • Matchday 4 (13/11/2016)
    Bulgaria 1-0 Belarus
    1-0 Popov 10
    Stoyanov, Popov, A. Aleksandrov, Zanev, Slavchev, Delev, Popov (75 Yordanov ), Bozhikov, Milanov (53 Chochev), Tonev (66 Kirilov), Dyakov
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
    Bulgaria 2-0 Netherlands
    1-0 Delev 5, 2-0 Delev 20
    Mihaylov, Popov, Zanev (86 Nedyalkov), Chorbadzhiyski, Slavchev, Kostadinov, Delev (88 Bodurov), Popov (67 Kraev), Manolev, Bozhikov, Tonev
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
    Belarus 2-1 Bulgaria
    1-0 Sivakov 33 (P) , 2-0 Savitski 80, 2-1 Kostadinov 90+1
    Mihaylov, Popov, Zanev, Chorbadzhiyski, Kostadinov, Delev (54 Galabinov), Popov (64 Chochev), Manolev (81 Milanov), Bozhikov, Tonev, Dyakov
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
    Bulgaria 3-2 Sweden
    1-0 Manolev 12, 1-1 Lustig 29, 2-1 Kostadinov 33, 2-2 Berg 44, 3-2 Chochev 79
    Iliev, Popov, Zanev, Chorbadzhiyski, Slavchev, Kostadinov, Popov (83 Dimitrov), Manolev (75 Kraev), Bozhikov, Milanov (61 Nedelev), Chochev
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
    Netherlands 3-1 Bulgaria
    1-0 Pröpper 7, 2-0 Robben 67, 2-1 Kostadinov 69, 3-1 Pröpper 80
    Iliev, Popov, Zanev, Zehirov (46 Milanov), Terziev, Kostadinov, Popov, Manolev (60 Galabinov), Bozhikov, Chochev, Tsvetkov (24 Slavchev)
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
    Bulgaria 0-1 France
    0-1 Matuidi 3
    Iliev, Popov, Zanev, Bodurov, Slavchev, Kostadinov, Nedelev, Delev, Manolev (87 Dimitrov), Bozhikov, Galabinov (48 Kraev)
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)
    Luxembourg-Bulgaria

Last updated 08/10/2017 11:09CET

Legend

Competitions

Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable

Statistics

  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on UEFA.com.