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worldcup: Italy - Bulgaria Match press kits

European qualifiers - 2021/22 SeasonMatch press kits

ItalyItalyStadio Artemio Franchi - FlorenceThursday 2 September 2021
20.45CET (20.45 local time)
Group C - Matchday 4
BulgariaBulgaria
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
28/03/2021QR (GS)Bulgaria - Italy0-2
SofiaBelotti 43 (P), Locatelli 82
2016 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/09/2015QR (GS)Italy - Bulgaria1-0
PalermoDe Rossi 6 (P)
28/03/2015QR (GS)Bulgaria - Italy2-2SofiaPopov 11, Mitsanski 17; Minev 4 (og), Éder 84
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
06/09/2013QR (GS)Italy - Bulgaria1-0
PalermoGilardino 38
07/09/2012QR (GS)Bulgaria - Italy2-2SofiaManolev 30, Milanov 66; Osvaldo 36, 40
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
09/09/2009QR (GS)Italy - Bulgaria2-0
TurinGrosso 11, Iaquinta 40
11/10/2008QR (GS)Bulgaria - Italy0-0Sofia
UEFA EURO 2004
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
22/06/2004GS-FTItaly - Bulgaria2-1
GuimaraesPerrotta 48, Cassano 90+4; M.Petrov 45 (P)
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
13/07/1994SFBulgaria - Italy1-2
New JerseyStoichkov 44; R. Baggio 21, 25
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
31/05/1986GS-FTBulgaria - Italy1-1MexicoSirakov 85; Altobelli 43
1968 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
20/04/1968QFItaly - Bulgaria2-0
agg: 4-3
NaplesPrati 14, Domenghini 55
06/04/1968QFBulgaria - Italy3-2
SofiaKotkov 11 (P), Dermendzhiev 66, Zhekov 73; Penev 60 (og), Prati 83
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
Italy3300413053112312924117
Bulgaria4031300351132329121741

Last updated 11/08/2021 11:00CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Italy - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
Qual.FTTeam
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Salvatore Sirigu12/01/198734Genoa - 000027-
-Pierluigi Gollini18/03/199526Tottenham - 00001-
-Gianluigi Donnarumma25/02/199922Paris - 300033-
Defenders
-Giorgio Chiellini14/08/198437Juventus - 10001128
-Cristiano Biraghi01/09/199229Fiorentina - 0000101
-Leonardo Bonucci01/05/198734Juventus - 20001098
-Alessandro Florenzi11/03/199130Milan - 2000452
-Francesco Acerbi10/02/198833Lazio - 2000171
-Alessandro Bastoni13/04/199922Internazionale - 10006-
-Emerson03/08/199427Lyon - 200019-
-Rafael Tolói10/10/199030Atalanta - 10007-
Midfielders
-Marco Verratti05/11/199228Paris - 2000453
-Bryan Cristante03/03/199526Roma - 0000171
-Federico Bernardeschi16/02/199427Juventus*2200346
-Nicolò Barella07/02/199724Internazionale - 3000296
-Jorginho20/12/199129Chelsea - 0000355
-Lorenzo Pellegrini19/06/199625Roma*2000172
-Federico Chiesa25/10/199723Juventus - 3000323
-Gaetano Castrovilli17/02/199724Fiorentina - 00003-
Forwards
-Ciro Immobile20/02/199031Lazio - 32005215
-Lorenzo Insigne04/06/199130Napoli - 20004710
-Domenico Berardi01/08/199427Sassuolo - 1100175
-Giacomo Raspadori18/02/200021Sassuolo - 00002-
Coach
-Roberto Mancini27/11/196456 - 300036-
Bulgaria - Squad list
Current seasonOverall
Qual.FTTeam
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Nikolay Mihaylov28/06/198833Levski - 000039-
-Georgi Georgiev12/10/198832Cherno More - 00006-
-Daniel Naumov29/03/199823CSKA 1948 - 10003-
Defenders
-Vasil Bozhikov02/06/198833Slovan Bratislava*2000342
-Anton Nedyalkov30/04/199328Ludogorets - 000019-
-Dimitar Velkovski22/01/199526Cercle Brugge - 00003-
-Petko Hristov01/03/199922Spezia*10004-
-Ivan Turitsov18/07/199922CSKA-Sofia - 00004-
-Valentin Antov09/11/200020Monza*20008-
-Andrea Hristov01/03/199922Slavia Sofia - 10003-
Midfielders
-Dimitar Iliev25/09/198832Lokomotiv Plovdiv - 2000102
-Ivaylo Chochev18/02/199328CSKA 1948 - 3000243
-Kristiyan Malinov30/03/199427Leuven - 200023-
-Georgi Kostadinov07/09/199030Arsenal Tula*3000283
-Petar Vitanov10/03/199526Lokomotiv Plovdiv - 20005-
-Ilian Iliev20/08/199922Apollon - 10002-
-Georgi Yomov06/07/199724CSKA-Sofia - 200062
-Dominic Yankov28/07/200021Ludogorets - 00006-
Forwards
-Spas Delev22/09/198931PFC Arda - 2000312
-Radoslav Kirilov29/06/199229Slavia Sofia - 00002-
-Kiril Despodov11/11/199624Ludogorets - 2100202
-Kaloyan Krastev24/01/199922CSKA-Sofia - 0000--
-Atanas Iliev09/10/199426Ascoli*300061
Coach
-Yasen Petrov23/06/196853 - 30006-

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeSerdar Gözübüyük (NED)
  • Assistant refereesJoost van Zuilen (NED) , Johan Balder (NED)
  • Video Assistant RefereePol van Boekel (NED)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereeRob Dieperink (NED)
  • Fourth officialAllard Lindhout (NED)
  • UEFA DelegateDuško Grabovac (CRO)
  • UEFA Referee observerTomasz Mikulski (POL)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Serdar Gözübüyük29/10/1985370

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
26/03/2013WCQRMaltaItaly0-2Ta' Qali

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

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
26/03/2013WCQRMaltaItaly0-2Ta' Qali
11/05/2013U17GS-FTItalyRussia1-1Nitra
06/06/2013U19ELITEDenmarkBulgaria5-0Povoa do Varzim
31/07/2014UEL3QRIF BrommapojkarnaTorino FC0-3Stockholm
05/09/2014U21QRItalySerbia3-2Pescara
22/10/2015UELGSFC MidtjyllandSSC Napoli1-4Herning
18/08/2016UELPOUS Sassuolo CalcioFK Crvena zvezda3-0Reggio Emilia
20/10/2016UELGSFC Slovan LiberecACF Fiorentina1-3Liberec
02/08/2017UCL3QRPFC Ludogorets 1945Hapoel Beer-Sheva FC3-1Razgrad
14/09/2017UELGSFK Austria WienAC Milan1-5Vienna
04/10/2018UELGSEintracht FrankfurtSS Lazio4-1Frankfurt am Main
16/06/2019U21GS-FTItalySpain3-1Bologna

Last updated 31/08/2021 11:29CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Italy

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group C - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Italy3300609
    Switzerland2200416
    Northern Ireland2011021
    Bulgaria3012151
    Lithuania2002030
    Matchday 1 (25/03/2021)
    Italy 2-0 Northern Ireland
    1-0 Berardi 14, 2-0 Immobile 38
    G. Donnarumma, Chiellini, Locatelli (84 Pessina), Verratti, Lorenzo Pellegrini (63 Barella), Insigne (84 Grifo), Berardi (75 Chiesa), Emerson (75 Spinazzola), Florenzi, Immobile, Bonucci
  • Matchday 2 (28/03/2021)
    Bulgaria 0-2 Italy
    0-1 Belotti 43 (P) , 0-2 Locatelli 82
    G. Donnarumma, Spinazzola, Verratti (88 Pessina), Belotti (75 Immobile), Insigne, Sensi (68 Locatelli), Acerbi, Florenzi (68 Di Lorenzo), Barella, Bonucci, Chiesa (76 Bernardeschi)
  • Matchday 3 (31/03/2021)
    Lithuania 0-2 Italy
    0-1 Sensi 48, 0-2 Immobile 90+4 (P)
    G. Donnarumma, Bastoni (89 Acerbi), Locatelli, Tolói, Lorenzo Pellegrini (46 Sensi), Pessina (62 Barella), Emerson (56 Spinazzola), Immobile, Bernardeschi, El Shaarawy (46 Chiesa), Mancini
  • Matchday 4 (02/09/2021)
    Italy-Bulgaria
  • Matchday 5 (05/09/2021)
    Switzerland-Italy
  • Matchday 6 (08/09/2021)
    Italy-Lithuania
  • Matchday 9 (12/11/2021)
    Italy-Switzerland
  • Matchday 10 (15/11/2021)
    Northern Ireland-Italy

Bulgaria

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (25/03/2021)
    Bulgaria 1-3 Switzerland
    0-1 Embolo 7, 0-2 Seferović 10, 0-3 Zuber 13, 1-3 Despodov 46
    P. Iliev, S. Popov, Zanev, Cicinho (72 Tsvetanov), Kostadinov, Despodov (48 Delev), D. Dimov, Bozhikov, Malinov (71 Chochev), Yomov (70 I. Iliev), D. Iliev (46 A. Iliev)
  • Matchday 2 (28/03/2021)
    Bulgaria 0-2 Italy
    0-1 Belotti 43 (P) , 0-2 Locatelli 82
    P. Iliev, Antov, Vitanov (88 Rainov), Cicinho (46 Karagaren), Kostadinov (62 Malinov), Galabinov, Delev (78 A. Iliev), D. Dimov, Bozhikov, Chochev, Tsvetanov
  • Matchday 3 (31/03/2021)
    Northern Ireland 0-0 Bulgaria
    Naumov, P. Hristov, Antov, Kostadinov (43 Vitanov), Vutov (46 D. Iliev), Galabinov (73 A. Iliev), Despodov, Yomov (72 Karagaren), Chochev, Tsvetanov (73 Zanev), A. Hristov
  • Matchday 4 (02/09/2021)
    Italy-Bulgaria
  • Matchday 5 (05/09/2021)
    Bulgaria-Lithuania
  • Matchday 7 (09/10/2021)
    Lithuania-Bulgaria
  • Matchday 8 (12/10/2021)
    Bulgaria-Northern Ireland
  • Matchday 10 (15/11/2021)
    Switzerland-Bulgaria

Last updated 11/08/2021 11:00CET

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
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