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worldcup: Bulgaria - Northern Ireland Match press kits

European qualifiers - 2021/22 SeasonMatch press kits

BulgariaBulgariaTuesday 12 October 2021
20.45CET (20.45 local time)
Group C - Matchday 8
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FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
31/03/2021QR (GS)Northern Ireland - Bulgaria0-0Belfast
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
02/06/2001QR (GS)Northern Ireland - Bulgaria0-1
BelfastG. Ivanov 54
28/03/2001QR (GS)Bulgaria - Northern Ireland4-3
SofiaBalakov 7 (P), M.Petrov 17, 77, Tchomakov 72; Williams 15, Elliott 83, Healy 90 (P)
1980 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
02/05/1979PR (GS)Northern Ireland - Bulgaria2-0
BelfastNicholl 16, Armstrong 30
29/11/1978PR (GS)Bulgaria - Northern Ireland0-2
SofiaArmstrong 17, Caskey 83
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
26/09/1973QR (GS)Northern Ireland - Bulgaria0-0Sheffield
18/10/1972QR (GS)Bulgaria - Northern Ireland3-0
SofiaBonev 18 (P), 82 (P), Kolev 59
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
Northern Ireland41213102----822479

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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


  • -: 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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