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UEFA Nations League: Republic of Ireland - Bulgaria Match press kits

UEFA Nations League - 2020/21 SeasonMatch press kits

Republic of IrelandRepublic of IrelandAviva Stadium - DublinWednesday 18 November 2020
20.45CET (19.45 local time)
Group B4 - Matchday 6
BulgariaBulgaria
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

UEFA Nations League
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
03/09/2020GS-FTBulgaria - Republic of Ireland1-1SofiaKraev 56; Duffy 90+3
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/06/2009QR (GS)Bulgaria - Republic of Ireland1-1SofiaTelkiyski 29; Dunne 24
28/03/2009QR (GS)Republic of Ireland - Bulgaria1-1DublinDunne 1; Kilbane 74 (og)
1988 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
14/10/1987PR (GS)Republic of Ireland - Bulgaria2-0
DublinMcGrath 52, Moran 83
01/04/1987PR (GS)Bulgaria - Republic of Ireland2-1
SofiaTanev 41, 82 (P); Stapleton 53
1980 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
17/10/1979PR (GS)Republic of Ireland - Bulgaria3-0
DublinMartin 39, Grealish 46, Stapleton 83
19/05/1979PR (GS)Bulgaria - Republic of Ireland1-0
SofiaTsvetkov 81
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
12/10/1977QR (GS)Republic of Ireland - Bulgaria0-0Dublin
01/06/1977QR (GS)Bulgaria - Republic of Ireland2-1
SofiaPanov 13, Zhelyaskov 76; Givens 47
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
Republic of Ireland422040131010124531510
Bulgaria431040221010123541015

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Squad list Only this chapter

Republic of Ireland - Squad list
League phase
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGls
Goalkeepers
1Mark Travers18/05/199921Bournemouth - 00
16Caoimhin Kelleher23/11/199821Liverpool - 00
23Darren Randolph12/05/198733West Ham - 50
Defenders
2Cyrus Christie30/09/199228Nottm Forest - 10
4Shane Duffy01/01/199228Celtic - 51
5Ciaran Clark26/09/198931Newcastle - 00
15Kevin Long18/08/199030Burnley - 20
20Dara O'Shea04/03/199921West Brom - 20
21Darragh Lenihan16/03/199426Blackburn - 00
Midfielders
3Ryan Manning14/06/199624Swansea - 00
6Conor Hourihane02/02/199129Aston Villa - 40
7Josh Cullen07/04/199624Anderlecht - 10
8Daryl Horgan10/08/199228Wycombe - 30
10Robbie Brady14/01/199228Burnley - 50
13Jack Taylor23/06/199822Peterborough - 00
14Jack Byrne24/04/199624Shamrock Rovers - 10
17Jason Knight13/02/200119Derby - 20
22Aaron McEneff09/07/199525Shamrock Rovers - 00
Forwards
9James Collins01/12/199029Luton - 10
11Ronan Curtis29/03/199624Portsmouth - 10
12Graham Burke21/09/199327Shamrock Rovers - 00
18Troy Parrott04/02/200218Millwall - 00
19Seán Maguire01/05/199426Preston - 20
Coach
-Stephen Kenny30/10/197149 - 50
Bulgaria - Squad list
League phase
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGls
Goalkeepers
1Martin Lukov05/07/199327Lokomotiv Plovdiv - 20
13Hristiyan Vasilev05/12/199722Beroe - 00
23Ivan Karadzhov12/07/198931Arda - 00
Defenders
2Strahil Popov31/08/199030Hatayspor - 30
4Aleksandar Vasilev27/04/199525Ludogorets - 00
5Kristian Dimitrov27/02/199723Hajduk Split - 50
6Cicinho26/12/198831Ludogorets - 10
14Radoslav Terziev06/08/199426Slavia Sofia - 00
22Aleksandar Tsvetkov31/08/199030Beroe - 40
Midfielders
3Georgi Angelov12/11/199030Levski - 00
7Dominic Yankov28/07/200020Ludogorets - 10
8Serkan Yusein31/03/199624FC CSKA 1948 Sofia - 00
10Bozhidar Kraev23/06/199723Midtjylland - 51
11Yanis Karabelyov23/01/199624Slavia Sofia - 40
16Kristiyan Malinov30/03/199426Leuven - 40
17Birsent Karagaren06/12/199227Lokomotiv Plovdiv - 40
18Galin Ivanov15/04/198832FC CSKA 1948 Sofia - 30
20Dimitar Iliev25/09/198832Lokomotiv Plovdiv - 31
Forwards
9Spas Delev22/09/198931Arda - 30
12Denislav Aleksandrov19/07/199723FC CSKA 1948 Sofia - 00
21Svetoslav Kovachev14/03/199822Arda - 10
Coach
-Georgi Dermendzhiev04/01/195565 - 50

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeLawrence Visser (BEL)
  • Assistant refereesThibaud Nijssen (BEL) , Rien Vanyzere (BEL)
  • Fourth officialBram Van Driessche (BEL)
  • UEFA DelegateJan Willem Van Dop (NED)
  • UEFA Referee observerMichael Argyrou (CYP)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Lawrence Visser18/12/1989123

UEFA Nations League matches between the two teams

No such matches refereed

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
11/10/2018U21QRIsraelRepublic of Ireland3-1Akko
05/11/2020UELGSBSC Young BoysPFC CSKA-Sofia3-0Berne

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Republic of Ireland

  • UEFA Nations League - Group stage – final tournament
    Group B4 - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Wales54104013
    Finland54016212
    Republic of Ireland5023142
    Bulgaria5014271
    Matchday 1 (03/09/2020)
    Bulgaria 1-1 Republic of Ireland
    1-0 Kraev 56, 1-1 Duffy 90+3
    Randolph, Stevens, Duffy, Egan, Doherty, McCarthy (70 Brady), Idah (77 S. Long), Hendrick, Hourihane, O'Dowda (74 Robinson), Connolly
  • Matchday 2 (06/09/2020)
    Republic of Ireland 0-1 Finland
    0-1 Jensen 64
    Randolph, Stevens, Duffy, Egan, Doherty, Brady, O'Dowda (59 Robinson), Connolly (77 McClean), Idah (66 McGoldrick), Arter, Molumby
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2020)
    Republic of Ireland 0-0 Wales
    Randolph, Doherty, Stevens, Duffy, Hourihane, S. Long (74 Maguire), Brady (74 Horgan), McClean, Hendrick, K. Long (25 Christie), Molumby (89 Cullen)
  • Matchday 4 (14/10/2020)
    Finland 1-0 Republic of Ireland
    1-0 Jensen 66
    Randolph, Doherty, Stevens, Duffy, Hourihane, Connolly, Maguire (53 Brady), Horgan (75 Curtis), Hendrick (75 Idah), O'Shea, Molumby (83 Knight)
  • Matchday 5 (15/11/2020)
    Wales 1-0 Republic of Ireland
    1-0 Brooks 67
    Randolph, Doherty, Duffy, Horgan (59 Knight), Idah (76 Collins), Brady (82 J. Byrne), McClean, Hendrick, K. Long, O'Shea (81 O'Dowda), Molumby (76 Hourihane)
  • Matchday 6 (18/11/2020)
    Republic of Ireland-Bulgaria

Bulgaria

  • UEFA Nations League - Group stage – final tournament
    Matchday 1 (03/09/2020)
    Bulgaria 1-1 Republic of Ireland
    1-0 Kraev 56, 1-1 Duffy 90+3
    Georgiev, S. Popov, Zanev (79 Galabov), Dimitrov, Kostadinov, Nedelev (83 Tsvetkov), Delev (76 Karagaren), Kraev, Nedyalkov, Malinov, Ivanov
  • Matchday 2 (06/09/2020)
    Wales 1-0 Bulgaria
    1-0 N. Williams 90+4
    Georgiev, Goranov, Dimitrov, Cicinho, Kostadinov, Nedelev (82 Krastev), Kraev (61 Iliev), Karabelyov, Nedyalkov, Karagaren, Ivanov (70 Delev)
  • Matchday 3 (11/10/2020)
    Finland 2-0 Bulgaria
    1-0 Taylor 52, 2-0 Jensen 67
    Lukov, S. Popov, Dimitrov, Despodov, Nedyalkov (60 Velkovski), Bozhikov, Malinov, Yomov, Isa (60 Kraev), Iliev (75 Nedelev), Tsvetkov (75 Karabelyov)
  • Matchday 4 (14/10/2020)
    Bulgaria 0-1 Wales
    0-1 J. Williams 85
    Mihaylov, Terziev, Dimitrov, Cicinho, Nedelev, Kraev (75 Isa), Despodov (84 Karagaren), Karabelyov, Nedyalkov, Malinov (46 Tsvetkov), Yomov
  • Matchday 5 (15/11/2020)
    Bulgaria 1-2 Finland
    0-1 Pukki 7, 0-2 Lod 45+1, 1-2 Iliev 68 (P)
    Lukov, S. Popov, Dimitrov, Yankov (65 Iliev), Delev (78 Kovachev), Kraev, Karabelyov (85 Tsvetkov), Bozhikov, Malinov, Ivanov (78 Karagaren), Velkovski
  • Matchday 6 (18/11/2020)
    Republic of Ireland-Bulgaria

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