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666: 12 October 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

665 vs. SUI

Tuesday, 12 October 2021

KO:

19:45 GMT / 21:45 local

666

2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

667 vs. LTU

Vasil Levski Stadium, Sofia (A)

Att:

822

Northern Ireland

1-2

Bulgaria

NIR

1-0

BUL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Referee: Aleksey Kulbakov (BLR)
  • Assistant Referees: Dmitri Zhuk (BLR), Oleg Maslyanko (BLR)
  • Fourth Official: Dzmitry Dzmitryieu (BLR)
  • Video Assistant Referee: Sergei Karasev (RUS)
  • Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Aleksei Lunev (RUS)
Match Events:
  • 35  Washington (NIR) [1-0]
  • 53  Nedelev (BUL) [1-1]
  • 63  Nedelev (BUL) [1-2]
  • 69 _ Ballard (NIR)
  • 88 _ Dallas (NIR)
  • 88 _ Malinov (BUL)
 NORTHERN IRELAND:
Manager: Ian Baraclough
Captain: Steven Davis
(3-5-2) Peacock-Farrell; Ballard _ [McGinn 82], Cathcart, Flanagan; Bradley [Jones 68], McNair, Davis, Thompson, Ferguson; Magennis [Dallas 67 _], Washington [Charles 82]
Unused Subs: Hazard (gk), Liam Hughes (gk); Winchester, Smyth, McCalmont, Brown

 BULGARIA:
Head Coach: Yasen Petrov
Captain: Kiril Despodov
(4-4-2) Ivan Karadzhov, Ivan Turitsov, Andrea Hristov, Radoslav Tsonev [Ilian Iliev 46], Todor Nedelev [Dominic Yankov 73], Kiril Despodov [Vasil Bozhikov 90+3], Borislav Tsonev [Kristiyan Malinov 73 _], Ivaylo Chochev, Atanas Iliev [Kaloyan Krastev 79], Dimitar Velkovski.
Unused Subs: Martin Lukov (gk), Svetoslav Vutsov (gk), Birsent Karagaren, Spas Delev, Radoslav Kirilov, Petar Vitanov, Dimitar Iliev

Teamsheet:
Match Reports:

Northern Ireland Squad:
Goalkeepers – Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Sheffield Wednesday, on loan from Burnley), Trevor Carson (Dundee United), Conor Hazard (Celtic), Liam Hughes* (Liverpool)
Defenders – Jonny Evans (Leicester City), Craig Cathcart (Watford), Stuart Dallas (Leeds United), Shane Ferguson (Rotherham United), Jamal Lewis (Newcastle United), Michael Smith (Heart of Midlothian), Daniel Ballard (Millwall, on loan from Arsenal), Tom Flanagan (Sunderland), Ciaron Brown (Cardiff City), Ryan McLaughlin* (Morecambe)
Midfielders – Steven Davis (Rangers), Niall McGinn (Aberdeen), Corry Evans (Sunderland), Patrick McNair (Middlesbrough), George Saville (Millwall), Gavin Whyte (Oxford United, on loan from Cardiff City), Jordan Thompson (Stoke City), Jordan Jones (Wigan Athletic), Alistair McCann (Preston North End), Conor Bradley (Liverpool), Carl Winchester* (Sunderland)
Forwards – Josh Magennis (Hull City), Conor Washington (Charlton Athletic), Shayne Lavery (Blackpool), Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley), Paul Smyth* (Leyton Orient)
late call-ups

Bulgaria Squad:
Bulgarian Football Union
Goalkeepers - Georgi Georgiev (Cherno more), Martin Lukov (Al-Tai), Svetoslav Vutsov (Slavia)
Defenders - Vasil Bozhikov (Slovan Bratislava), Valentin Antov (Monza), Petko Hristov (Spezia), Andrea Hristov (Slavia), Anton Nedyalkov (Ludogorets), Ivan Turitsov (CSKA-Sofia), Dimitar Velkovski (Cercle Brugge)
Midfielders - Georgi Kostadinov (Arsenal Tula), Todor Nedelev (Botev Plovdiv), Ivaylo Chochev (CSKA 1948), Kristiyan Malinov (OH Leuven), Petar Vitanov (Lokomotiv Plovdiv), Birsent Karagaren (Lokomotiv Plovdiv), Dominik Yankov (Ludogorets), Ilian Iliev (Apolon Limassol), Borislav Tsonev (Levski Sofia), Radoslav Kirilov (Slavia)
Forwards - Kiril Despodov (Ludogorets), Dimitar Iliev (Lokomotiv Plovdiv), Georgi Yomov (CSKA-Sofia), Spas Delev (Arda), Atanas Iliev (Ascoli)


Notes: 
  • Bulgaria's starting XI featured two sets of twins - the Hristovs and the Tsonevs
As it stands:
2022 FIFA World Cup - European Qualifiers Group C

 

 

Pl

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

ITA

6

4

2

0

12

1

+11

14

SUI

6

4

2

0

10

1

+9

14

BUL

7

2

2

3

6

10

-4

8

NIR

6

1

2

3

5

7

-2

5

LTU

7

1

0

6

4

18

-14

3

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