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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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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Bulgaria

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group C - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Italy642012114
    Switzerland53206111
    Northern Ireland5122455
    Bulgaria6123495
    Lithuania61054143
    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 1-1 Bulgaria
    1-0 Chiesa 16, 1-1 A. Iliev 40
    Georgiev, A. Hristov, Antov, P. Hristov, Kostadinov, Vitanov (74 Malinov), Despodov (74 Kirilov), Yankov (57 Chochev), Nedyalkov, Yomov (46 Delev), A. Iliev (69 Krastev)
  • Matchday 5 (05/09/2021)
    Bulgaria 1-0 Lithuania
    1-0 Chochev 82
    Georgiev, Turitsov, Antov, P. Hristov, Kostadinov (57 Chochev), Nedelev (57 D. Iliev), Despodov, Nedyalkov, Malinov (94 A. Hristov), Yomov (76 Delev), A. Iliev (94 Krastev)
  • Matchday 7 (09/10/2021)
    Lithuania 3-1 Bulgaria
    1-0 Lasickas 18, 1-1 Despodov 64, 2-1 Černych 82, 3-1 Černych 84
    Lukov, A. Hristov, Antov, P. Hristov, Nedelev (87 Yankov), Despodov, Vitanov (60 Chochev), Bozhikov, Malinov (60 I. Iliev), Yomov (72 Delev), D. Iliev (72 Krastev)
  • Matchday 8 (12/10/2021)
    Bulgaria-Northern Ireland
  • Matchday 10 (15/11/2021)
    Switzerland-Bulgaria

Northern Ireland

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (25/03/2021)
    Italy 2-0 Northern Ireland
    1-0 Berardi 14, 2-0 Immobile 38
    Peacock-Farrell, J. Evans, S. Davis, C. Evans (46 Saville), Dallas, McCann (78 Thompson), McNair, Whyte (63 Lavery), Smith, Cathcart, Magennis (78 Lafferty)
  • Matchday 3 (31/03/2021)
    Northern Ireland 0-0 Bulgaria
    Peacock-Farrell, Lewis, Ballard (74 Smith), J. Evans, Saville (74 Kennedy), S. Davis, Dallas, McNair, Whyte (64 McGinn), Cathcart, Magennis (82 Lafferty)
  • Matchday 4 (02/09/2021)
    Lithuania 1-4 Northern Ireland
    0-1 Ballard 20, 0-2 Washington 52 (P) , 1-2 Baravykas 55, 1-3 Lavery 67, 1-4 McNair 82 (P)
    Peacock-Farrell, Lewis, Ballard, S. Davis, Washington (82 Jones), Lavery (82 Lafferty), Thompson (82 McCalmont), McCann, McNair, Smith (89 Flanagan), Cathcart
  • Matchday 6 (08/09/2021)
    Northern Ireland 0-0 Switzerland
    Peacock-Farrell, Lewis, Ballard, S. Davis, Washington (68 Charles), Thompson (74 Saville), McCann, Lavery (86 Jones), Smith (68 Bradley), Cathcart, Brown
  • Matchday 7 (09/10/2021)
    Switzerland 2-0 Northern Ireland
    1-0 Zuber 45+3, 2-0 Fassnacht 90+1
    Peacock-Farrell, Lewis, Ballard, Saville, S. Davis, Washington (62 Magennis), Dallas (86 Bradley), Thompson (80 Jones), McNair, Cathcart, Brown (80 Ferguson)
  • Matchday 8 (12/10/2021)
    Bulgaria-Northern Ireland
  • Matchday 9 (12/11/2021)
    Northern Ireland-Lithuania
  • Matchday 10 (15/11/2021)
    Northern Ireland-Italy

Last updated 10/10/2021 12:16CET

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
  • 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.