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UEFA EURO: Czech Republic - Bulgaria Match press kits

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Czech RepublicCzech RepublicGenerali Arena - PragueFriday 7 June 2019
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Group A - Matchday -10#CZEBUL
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
15/10/2013QR (GS)Bulgaria - Czech Republic0-1
SofiaDočkal 52
16/10/2012QR (GS)Czech Republic - Bulgaria0-0Prague
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/10/2001QR (GS)Czech Republic - Bulgaria6-0
PragueRosický 5, 69, Nedvěd 16, 76, Baroš 27, Lokvenc 66
02/09/2000QR (GS)Bulgaria - Czech Republic0-1
SofiaPoborský 73
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
08/11/1953QR (GS)Czechoslovakia - Bulgaria0-0Bratislava
06/09/1953QR (GS)Bulgaria - Czechoslovakia1-2
SofiaBojkov 62 (P); Vlk 8, 40
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
24/04/1938QR (GS)Czechoslovakia - Bulgaria6-0
PragueSimunek 21, 79, 89, Nejedlý 57, 77, Ludl 73
07/11/1937QR (GS)Bulgaria - Czechoslovakia1-1SofiaPachedzhiev 89 (P); Riha 44
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
EURO
Czech Republic------------------
Bulgaria------------------
FIFA*
Czech Republic42204310----8530172
Bulgaria40134022----8035217
Friendlies
Czech Republic------------13319919
Bulgaria------------13913199
Total
Czech Republic42204310----218492621
Bulgaria40134022----219482126

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 17/05/2019 11:03CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Czech Republic - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Tomáš Vaclík29/03/198930Sevilla - 0000
-Tomáš Koubek26/08/199226Rennes - 0000
-Ondřej Kolář17/10/199424Slavia Praha - 0000
Defenders
-Marek Suchý29/03/198831Basel - 0000
-Jan Bořil11/01/199128Slavia Praha - 0000
-Ondřej Čelůstka18/06/198929Antalyaspor - 1000
-Pavel Kadeřábek25/04/199227Hoffenheim - 1000
-Filip Novák26/06/199028Trabzonspor - 1000
-Tomáš Kalas15/05/199326Bristol City - 1000
-Jakub Brabec06/08/199226Rizespor - 0000
-Vladimír Coufal22/08/199226Slavia Praha - 0000
-Alex Král19/05/199821Teplice - 0000
Midfielders
-Lukáš Masopust12/02/199326Jablonec - 1000
-Ladislav Krejčí05/07/199226Bologna - 0000
-David Pavelka18/05/199128Kasımpaşa - 1000
-Jan Kopic04/06/199029Plzeň - 0000
-Tomáš Souček27/02/199524Slavia Praha - 1000
-Michal Sadílek31/05/199920PSV - 0000
-Jakub Jankto19/01/199623Sampdoria - 1000
Forwards
-Libor Kozák30/05/198930Liberec - 0000
-Matěj Vydra01/05/199227Burnley - 1000
-Martin Doležal03/05/199029Jablonec - 0000
-Patrik Schick24/01/199623Roma - 1000
Coach
-Jaroslav Šilhavý03/11/196157 - 1000
Bulgaria - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Hristo Ivanov06/04/198237Etar - 0000
-Nikolay Mihaylov28/06/198830Levski - 2000
-Plamen Iliev30/11/199127Ludogorets - 0000
Defenders
-Ivan Bandalovski23/11/198632Beroe - 0000
-Vasil Bozhikov02/06/198831Slovan Bratislava - 2100
-Viktor Genev27/10/198830Cherno More - 0000
-Strahil Popov31/08/199028Kasımpaşa - 2000
-Ivan Goranov10/06/199226Levski - 0000
-Anton Nedyalkov30/04/199326Ludogorets - 1000
-Kristian Dimitrov27/02/199722Botev Plovdiv - 0000
-Krum Stoyanov01/08/199127Etar - 0000
Midfielders
-Georgi Iliev05/09/198137Cherno More - 0000
-Ivelin Popov26/10/198731Rostov*2000
-Georgi Sarmov07/09/198533Etar - 0000
-Galin Ivanov15/04/198831Haladás - 1000
-Todor Nedelev07/02/199326Botev Plovdiv - 2100
-Kristiyan Malinov30/03/199425CSKA-Sofia - 1000
-Yanis Karabelyov23/01/199623Slavia Sofia - 0000
Forwards
-Ismail Isa26/06/198929Dunav - 0000
-Kiril Despodov11/11/199622Cagliari - 0000
-Tsvetelin Chunchukov26/12/199424Slavia Sofia - 0000
-Stanislav Ivanov16/04/199920Levski - 0000
-Martin Minchev22/04/200118Cherno More - 2000
Coach
-Krasimir Balakov29/03/196653 - 0000

Last updated 07/06/2019 10:00CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Jaroslav Šilhavý

Date of birth: 3 November 1961
Nationality: Czech
Playing career: Škoda Plzeň (now Viktoria Plzeň), RH Cheb, Slavia Praha, Drnovice, Viktoria Žižkov
Coaching career: Kladno, Viktoria Plzeň, České Budějovice, Slovan Liberec, Jablonec, Dukla Praha, Slavia Praha, Czech Republic

• An uncompromising centre-back who led by example, Šilhavý made a record 465 appearances in the Czechoslovakian and Czech league, scoring 26 goals. Spent almost a decade with RH Cheb before joining Sparta Praha in 1990.

• Part of the Sparta side that finished runners-up in the Czechoslovak First League in 1992/93, Šilhavý also helped Drnovice to the Czech Cup final in 1996; he was voted personality of the league in 1998, a year before hanging up his boots after two seasons as Viktoria Žižkov captain.

• Also won four caps for Czechoslovakia between 1990 and 1991, while his son Tomáš went on to be a professional – also as a defender – at Slavia.

• Šilhavý snr started his coaching career with Kladno in 2007 and, after spells with Viktoria Plzeň and České Budějovice, guided Slovan Liberec to the Czech title in 2011/12 – when he was also named coach of the year. Took the club into the UEFA Europa League round of 32 in 2013/14.

• After short spells at Jablonec and Dukla Praha, took over at Slavia in September 2016, masterminding a 26-match unbeaten run in the league to win the title at the end of that season. Succeeded former Slavia team-mate Karel Jarolím as coach of the Czech Republic in September 2018.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2575882.html#jaroslav+silhavy

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Krassimir Balakov

Date of birth: 29 March 1966
Nationality: Bulgarian
Playing career: Etar Veliko Turnovo, Sporting CP, Stuttgart
Coaching career: Grasshopper-Club, St Gallen, Chernomorets Burgas, Hajduk Split, Kaiserslautern, Litex Lovech, Etar Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria

• Made his name in the late 1980s as a midfielder with hometown side Etar, who won the Bulgarian title in 1990/91, but Balakov had already departed for Portuguese giants Sporting CP during the winter break.

• Under Sir Bobby Robson Balakov developed into a fine playmaker, and helped Sporting to win the 1995 Portuguese Cup; he moved to Stuttgart that summer, and the club won the German Cup in 1997 before reaching the final of the European Cup Winners' Cup a year later.

• Balakov was a key member of the Bulgaria side that reached the semi-finals of the 1994 FIFA World Cup – still regarded as the nation's biggest footballing achievement – and was named in the official Team of the Tournament. Bulgarian Player of the Year in 1995 and 1997, he scored 16 goals in 92 internationals between 1988 and 2003, captaining the side in the last three years.

• Hung up his boots in 2003 and moved into coaching in Switzerland, leading Zurich-based Grasshoppers and then St Gallen. He was the first Bulgarian to coach in the Bundesliga when Kaiserslautern hired him in March 2012.

• Ended a 16-month spell back at Etar to become Bulgaria coach on 14 May 2019, succeeding his former international team-mate Petar Hubchev.

https://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=2605265.html#krassimir+balakov

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeTamás Bognar (HUN)
  • Assistant refereesBalázs Buzás (HUN) , Péter Kóbor (HUN)
  • Fourth officialIstván Vad (HUN)
  • UEFA DelegateJohan Johqvist (SWE)
  • UEFA Referee observerEugen Strigel (GER)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Tamás Bognar18/11/1978355

UEFA European Championship matches featuring the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
13/10/2015EUROQRBulgariaAzerbaijan2-0Sofia

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
29/09/2009U17QRBulgariaSweden0-0Dobrich
02/10/2009U17QRLatviaBulgaria0-4Dobrich
23/07/2011U19GS-FTCzech RepublicRepublic of Ireland2-1Mogosoaia
17/10/2013U19QRCzech RepublicCyprus4-1Opava
13/10/2015EUROQRBulgariaAzerbaijan2-0Sofia
29/09/2016UELGSFC Slovan LiberecPAOK FC1-2Liberec

Last updated 06/06/2019 03:37CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Czech Republic

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group A - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    England22001016
    Bulgaria2020222
    Kosovo1010111
    Montenegro2011261
    Czech Republic1001050
    (22/03/2019)
    England 5-0 Czech Republic
    1-0 Sterling 24, 2-0 Kane 45+2 (P) , 3-0 Sterling 62, 4-0 Sterling 68, 5-0 Kalas 84 (og)
    Pavlenka, Kadeřábek, Čelůstka, Gebre Selassie, Kalas, Darida (67 Masopust), Pavelka, Jankto (46 Vydra), Souček, Schick (82 Škoda), Novák
  • (07/06/2019)
    Czech Republic-Bulgaria
  • (10/06/2019)
    Czech Republic-Montenegro
  • (07/09/2019)
    Kosovo-Czech Republic
  • (10/09/2019)
    Montenegro-Czech Republic
  • (11/10/2019)
    Czech Republic-England
  • (14/11/2019)
    Czech Republic-Kosovo
  • (17/11/2019)
    Bulgaria-Czech Republic

Bulgaria

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group A - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    England22001016
    Bulgaria2020222
    Kosovo1010111
    Montenegro2011261
    Czech Republic1001050
    (22/03/2019)
    Bulgaria 1-1 Montenegro
    0-1 Mugoša 50, 1-1 Nedelev 82 (P)
    Mihaylov, Popov, Zanev, Bodurov, Kostadinov, Nedelev, Delev (82 Minchev), Popov, Bozhikov, Ivanov (51 Kostov), Chochev (69 Slavchev)
  • (25/03/2019)
    Kosovo 1-1 Bulgaria
    0-1 Bozhikov 39, 1-1 Zeneli 61
    Mihaylov, Popov, Bodurov, Slavchev, Kostadinov (80 Antov), Nedelev, Delev (68 Zanev), Popov, Nedyalkov, Bozhikov, Malinov (76 Minchev)
  • (07/06/2019)
    Czech Republic-Bulgaria
  • (10/06/2019)
    Bulgaria-Kosovo
  • (07/09/2019)
    England-Bulgaria
  • (11/10/2019)
    Montenegro-Bulgaria
  • (14/10/2019)
    Bulgaria-England
  • (17/11/2019)
    Bulgaria-Czech Republic

Last updated 17/05/2019 11:03CET

Team facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Championship records: Czech Republic

History
2016 – group stage
2012 – quarter-finals
2008 – group stage
2004 – semi-finals
2000 – group stage
1996 – runners-up
1992 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1988 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1984 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1980 – third place (as Czechoslovakia)
1976 – winners (as Czechoslovakia)
1972 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1968 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1964 – did not qualify (as Czechoslovakia)
1960 – third place (as Czechoslovakia)

Final tournament win
3-0: Czech Republic v Denmark, 27/06/04

Final tournament defeat
4-1: Russia v Czech Republic, 08/06/12
0-3: Czechoslovakia v USSR, 06/07/60

Qualifying win
7-0: Czech Republic v San Marino, 07/10/06

Qualifying defeat
3-0: England v Czechoslovakia, 30/10/74
3-0: Finland v Czechoslovakia, 09/09/87

Final tournament appearances
14: Karel Poborský
14: Petr Čech
12: Pavel Nedvěd
11: Vladimír Šmicer
11: Jaroslav Plašil
10: Jan Koller
10: Milan Baroš
10: Tomáš Rosický

Final tournament goals
5: Milan Baroš
4: Vladimír Šmicer
3: Jan Koller
3: Zdeněk Nehoda

Overall appearances
50: Petr Čech
41: Tomáš Rosický
37: Jaroslav Plašil
35: Jan Koller
34: Karel Poborský
31: Milan Baroš
31: Pavel Nedvěd
31: Jiří Němec
30: Pavel Kuka

Overall goals
21: Jan Koller
12: Patrik Berger
12: Milan Baroš
9: Vladimír Šmicer
9: Zdeněk Nehoda

https://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=704733.html#uefa+european+championship+records+czech+republic

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UEFA European Championship records: Bulgaria

History
2016 – did not qualify
2012 – did not qualify
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – group stage
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – group stage
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – quarter-finals
1964 – did not qualify
1960 – did not qualify

Final tournament win
1-0: Bulgaria v Romania, 13/06/96

Final tournament defeat
5-0: Sweden v Bulgaria, 14/06/04

Qualifying win
5-0: Bulgaria v Malta, 11/06/75

Qualifying defeat
4-0: England v Bulgaria, 03/09/10

Final tournament appearances
4: Daniel Borimirov
3: 15 players

Final tournament goals
3: Hristo Stoichkov
1: Martin Petrov

Overall appearances
35: Stiliyan Petrov
28: Borislav Mihaylov
27: Martin Petrov
27: Hristo Stoichkov
26: Nasko Sirakov

Overall goals
15: Hristo Stoichkov
11: Dimitar Berbatov
9: Emil Kostadinov
8: Martin Petrov
8: Nasko Sirakov

https://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2042381.html#uefa+european+championship+records+bulgaria

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Legend

:: Previous meetings

Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw

:: Squad list

Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2016 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2016 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)

:: Team facts

EURO finals:
The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).

From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 is the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.

Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.

Competitions

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
  • 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.