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UEFA EURO: Kosovo - Bulgaria Match press kits

UEFA EURO 2016Match press kits

KosovoStadiumi Fadil Vokrri - PristinaMonday 25 March 2019 - 20.45CETGroup A - Matchday 2Bulgaria
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Head to Head

No UEFA competition matches have been played between these two teams

Last updated 23/03/2019 23:35CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Kosovo - Squad list
Current season
-Samir Ujkani05/07/198830Rizespor - 0000
-Visar Bekaj24/05/199721Prishtina - 0000
-Arijanet Muric07/11/199820Man. City - 0000
-Amir Rrahmani24/02/199425Dinamo Zagreb - 0000
-Mirlind Kryeziu26/01/199722Zürich - 0000
-Fidan Aliti03/10/199325Kalmar - 0000
-Mergim Vojvoda01/02/199524Mouscron - 0000
-Leart Paqarada08/10/199424Sandhausen - 0000
-Arbenit Xhemajli23/04/199820Xamax - 0000
-Hekuran Kryeziu12/02/199326Zürich - 0000
-Arber Zeneli25/02/199524Reims - 0000
-Bersant Celina09/09/199622Swansea - 0000
-Milot Rashica28/06/199622Bremen - 0000
-Benjamin Kololli15/05/199226Zürich - 0000
-Herolind Shala01/02/199227Vålerenga - 0000
-Vedat Muriqi24/04/199424Rizespor - 0000
-Besar Halimi12/12/199424Brøndby - 0000
-Florent Hasani30/03/199721Diósgyőr - 0000
-Idriz Voca15/05/199721Luzern - 0000
-Edon Zhegrova31/03/199919Basel - 0000
-Atdhe Nuhiu29/07/198929Sheff. Wednesday - 0000
-Bernard Berisha24/10/199127Akhmat - 0000
-Lirim Kastrati16/01/199920Lokomotiva Zagreb - 0000
-Bernard Challandes26/07/195167 - 0000
Bulgaria - Squad list
Current season
-Nikolay Mihaylov28/06/198830Levski - 1000
-Blagoy Makendzhiev11/07/198830Dunav - 0000
-Dimitar Evtimov07/09/199325Accrington - 0000
-Petar Zanev18/10/198533Yenisey - 1000
-Vasil Bozhikov02/06/198830Slovan Bratislava - 1000
-Kamen Hadzhiev22/09/199127Puskás Akadémia - 0000
-Nikolay Bodurov30/05/198632CSKA-Sofia - 1000
-Strahil Popov31/08/199028Kasımpaşa - 1000
-Anton Nedyalkov30/04/199325Ludogorets - 0000
-Valentin Antov09/11/200018CSKA-Sofia - 0000
-Ivelin Popov26/10/198731Rostov - 1000
-Galin Ivanov15/04/198830Haladás - 1000
-Simeon Slavchev25/09/199325Qarabağ - 1000
-Todor Nedelev07/02/199326Botev Plovdiv - 1100
-Kristiyan Malinov30/03/199424CSKA-Sofia - 0000
-Georgi Kostadinov07/09/199028Arsenal Tula - 1000
-Antonio Vutov06/06/199622Botev Plovdiv - 0000
-Nikolay Dimitrov15/10/198731Ural - 0000
-Radoslav Vasilev12/10/199028Cherno More - 0000
-Spas Delev22/09/198929Pogoń - 1000
-Radoslav Kirilov29/06/199226Slavia Sofia - 0000
-Stanislav Kostov02/10/199127Levski - 1000
-Martin Minchev22/04/200117Cherno More - 1000
-Petar Houbtchev26/02/196455 - 1000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Bernard Challandes

Date of birth: 28 July 1951
Playing career: Le Locle (twice), Urania Genève Sport, Saint-Imier
Coaching career:
Saint-Imier, Le Locle, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Yverdon-Sport, Young Boys (twice), Servette, Switzerland (youth), Switzerland Under-21, Zürich, Sion, Neuchâtel Xamax, Thun, Armenia, Kosovo

• Bernard Challandes has quietly carved out an impressive coaching CV since his career started in earnest when he took over at Yverdon in 1987. He stayed in the post for seven seasons, winning four lower-league titles, before moving to Young Boys.

• His stay in Berne proved nowhere near as lengthy or successful, however, Challandes departing in 1995 with the club finishing bottom of the first phase of the 12-team Swiss top flight after collecting just 17 points. A subsequent spell at Servette proved short-lived, and there followed a lengthy spell out of the limelight , during which he coached Switzerland’s Under-17 and Under-18 teams.

• The Le Locle native took over the Switzerland Under-21 side in 2001. The highlight of his six years in charge came in 2002, when a team including Alexander Frei, Ludovic Magnin and Daniel Gygax reached the UEFA European Under-21 Championship semi-finals on home soil.

• The lure of club football proved too strong for Challandes, however, and in 2007 he took charge of Zürich, leading them to the UEFA Cup round of 32 in his first season. The club's third league title in four years followed in 2009, the Swiss side securing UEFA Champions League group stage football for the first time at the start of 2009/10.

• After leaving FCZ in 2010, Challandes took charge of Sion – with whom he won the Swiss Cup in 2011 – Neuchâtel Xamax, Thun and Young Boys, committing to his first job outside Switzerland in February 2014, at the age of 62, when he was announced as the new coach of Armenia. Stepped down the following year midway through UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying, going on to work as a scout at Basel before returning to coaching with Kosovo in March 2018. Made an immediate impact, winning promotion in the UEFA Nations League later that year.


Petar Hubchev

Date of birth: 26 February 1964
Nationality: Bulgarian
Playing career: Osum Lovech, Levski Sofia, Hamburg, Eintracht Frankfurt
Coaching career: Slavia Sofia, Eintracht Frankfurt II, Wolfsburg II, Chernomorets Pomorie, Botev Plovdiv, 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 as an assistant at Eintracht in 2001 and also served on the staff of the Bulgarian national team. 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 victory in the Bulgarian Cup in 2012/13 and second place in the league two years later. On 3 October 2016, six months after leaving Beroe, Hubchev succeeded Ivaylo Petev as Bulgaria coach.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeGediminas Mažeika (LTU)
  • Assistant refereesVytautas Šimkus (LTU) , Vytenis Kazlauskas (LTU)
  • Fourth officialManfredas Lukjancukas (LTU)
  • UEFA DelegateKris Bellon (BEL)
  • UEFA Referee observerAndreas Schluchter (SUI)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Gediminas Mažeika24/03/1978477

UEFA European Championship matches featuring 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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
27/07/2010UEL3QRPFC CSKA SofiaCliftonville FC3-0Sofia
12/07/2011UCL2QRFK MogrenPFC Litex Lovech1-2Podgorica

Last updated 24/03/2019 03:23CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group A - Group Standings
    Czech Republic1001050
  • (07/06/2019)
  • (10/06/2019)
  • (07/09/2019)
    Kosovo-Czech Republic
  • (10/09/2019)
  • (14/10/2019)
  • (14/11/2019)
    Czech Republic-Kosovo
  • (17/11/2019)


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group A - Group Standings
    Czech Republic1001050
    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)
  • (07/06/2019)
    Czech Republic-Bulgaria
  • (10/06/2019)
  • (07/09/2019)
  • (11/10/2019)
  • (14/10/2019)
  • (17/11/2019)
    Bulgaria-Czech Republic

Last updated 23/03/2019 23:58CET


:: 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.


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
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