National team - statistics 2024


International Friendlies 2024

Bulgaria 1-0 Tanzania

    time: 22 March 2024, Friday, 15:00 EET, 9/7 C, cloudy
   place: "Liv Bona Dea Arena" /"Dalğa Arena"/ st., Mərdəkan, Azerbaijan, 154 spectators

 referee: Aliyar Aghayev (Azerbaijan); assistants: Zeynal Zeynalov (Azerbaijan), Akif Amirali (Azerbaijan); fourth official: Rauf Cabarov (Azerbaijan)
    kits: golden w/ dark blue shoulders and sleeves, dark blue w/ golden-white edging, golden w/ dark blue edging (dark blue numbers) ; blue w/ yellow edging, blue, blue w/ yellow edging (yellow numbers)
captains: 11.Kiril Despodov ; 7.Himid Mao Mkami

Bulgaria: 1.Dimitar Mitov (GK) - 13.Yoan Stoyanov, 6.Valentin Antov, 5.Aleks Petkov, 26.Viktor Popov -
          4.Iliya Gruev, 18.Ivaylo Chochev - 10.Georgi Rusev, 20.Filip Krastev, 11.Kiril Despodov (c) - 25.Martin Minchev.
   bench: 21.Svetoslav Vutsov (GK), 23.Ivan Dyulgerov (GK) - 2.Patrik-Gabriel Galchev, 3.Zhivko Atanasov, 15.Petko Hristov -
          7.Georgi Kostadinov, 16.Svetoslav Kovachev, 22.Ilian Iliev, 24.Stanislav Ivanov - 9.Georgi Minchev, 14.Lukas Petkov, 17.Aleksandar Kolev.
   coach: Ilian Iliev

Tanzania: 18.Aishi Manula (GK) - 10.Miano van den Bos, 14.Bakari Mwamnyeto, 4.Ibrahim Hamad, 15.Mohamed Hussein -
          7.Himid Mao Mkami (c), 20.Novatus Miroshi - 2.Haji Mnoga, 6.Feisal Salum, 22.Tarryn Allarakhia - 11.Kibu Denis.
   bench: 1.Kwesi Kawawa (GK), 13.Aboutwaleeb Hamidu Mshery (GK) - 5.Kennedy Juma, 16.Lusajo Mwaikenda -
          3.Mudathir Yahya, 8.Morice Abraham, 21.Kokola Charles M'Mombwa, 23.Ben Starkie - 9.Abdul Hamisi Suleiman, 12.Twariq Yusuf, 17.Yahya Zayd Omary, 19.Clement Mzize.
   coach: Hemed Suleiman

 tactics: bul: 1 - 13, 6, 5, 26 - 4, 18 - 10, 20, 11 - 25
          tan: 18 - 10, 14, 4, 15 - 7, 20 - 2, 6, 22 - 11

  events:
sub - 31 - '1 1.Kwesi Kawawa (GK) on 18.Aishi Manula (GK) tan /injury/ - same position
 yc - 38 - 6.Feisal Salum tan (reckless foul)
    + 5 min
sub - ht - 2.Patrik-Gabriel Galchev on 13.Yoan Stoyanov bul
sub - ht - 17.Aleksandar Kolev on 10.Georgi Rusev bul -> 26, 6, 5, 2 - 4, 18 - 11, 20, 25 - 17
    ----
1-0 - 52 - 11.Kiril Despodov FREE KICK (right/_/20.Filip Krastev/fouled)
sub - 61 - '2 9.Abdul Hamisi Suleiman on 22.Tarryn Allarakhia tan - same position
sub - 61 - '2 16.Lusajo Mwaikenda on 10.Miano van den Bos tan - same position
sub - 61 - '2 21.Kokola Charles M'Mombwa on 2.Haji Mnoga tan - same position
sub - 61 - '2 19.Clement Mzize on 11.Kibu Denis tan - same position
sub - 74 - '1 22.Ilian Iliev on 18.Ivaylo Chochev bul
sub - 74 - '1 7.Georgi Kostadinov on 11.Kiril Despodov bul -> 7, 4 - 22, 20, 25 - 17
cap - 74 - 7.Georgi Kostadinov bul
sub - 75 - '3 3.Mudathir Yahya on 7.Himid Mao Mkami tan - same position
cap - 75 - 15.Mohamed Hussein tan
sub - 83 - '2 3.Zhivko Atanasov on 26.Viktor Popov bul -> 6, 5, 3, 2 - 7, 4 - 22, 20, 25 - 17
sub - 87 - '3 24.Stanislav Ivanov on 25.Martin Minchev bul - same position
    + 5 min

abbreviations and event notes


International Friendlies 2024

Azerbaijan 1-1 Bulgaria

    time: 25 March 2024, Monday, 20:00 D, 7/6 C, cloudy
   place: Tofiq Bəhramov adına Respublika Stadionu, Bakı, 3 220 spectators

 referee: Kristo Tohver (Estonia); assistants: Sander Saga (Estonia), Sten Klaasen (Estonia); fourth official: İnqilab Məmmədov (Azerbaijan)
    kits: red w/ light red sleeves and edging, red w/ light red edging, red (white numbers) ; white with gold edging, green, white with gold edging (gold numbers)
captains: 8.Emin Mahmudov ; 11.Kiril Despodov

  Azerb.: 1.Shakhruddin Magomedaliyev (GK) - 13.Rahil Məmmədov, 4.Bəhlul Mustafazadə, 15.Badavi Guseynov, 3.Elvin Cəfərquliyev -
          14.Eddi İsrafilov, 7.Coşqun Diniyev - 17.Toral Bayramov, 8.Emin Mahmudov (c), 11.Ramil Sheydayev - 9.Renat Dadaşov.
   bench: 12.Rza Cəfərov (GK), 23.Səlahət Ağayev (GK) - 2.Amin Seydiyev, 5.Bəxtiyar Həsənalızadə, 21.Qismət Alıyev -
          6.Emil Mustafayev, 16.Elvin Camalov, 18.Ceyhun Nuriyev, 19.Filip Ozobić - 10.Ozan Kökçü, 22.Musa Qurbanlı.
   coach: Arif Əsədov

Bulgaria: 23.Ivan Dyulgerov (GK) - 6.Valentin Antov, 3.Zhivko Atanasov, 5.Aleks Petkov, 26.Viktor Popov -
          7.Georgi Kostadinov, 4.Iliya Gruev - 22.Ilian Iliev, 20.Filip Krastev, 11.Kiril Despodov (c) - 17.Aleksandar Kolev.
   bench: 1.Dimitar Mitov (GK), 21.Svetoslav Vutsov (GK) - 2.Patrik-Gabriel Galchev, 15.Petko Hristov -
          12.Dimitar Tonev, 14.Lukas Petkov, 16.Svetoslav Kovachev, 18.Ivaylo Chochev, 24.Stanislav Ivanov - 9.Georgi Minchev, 10.Georgi Rusev, 25.Martin Minchev.
   coach: Ilian Iliev

 tactics: aze: 1 - 13, 4, 15, 3 - 14, 7 - 17, 8, 11 - 9
          bul: 23 - 6, 3, 5, 26 - 7, 4 - 22, 20, 11 - 17

  events:
 yc - 25 - 22.Ilian Iliev bul (holding an opponent with hand)
 yc - 26 - 3.Elvin Cəfərquliyev aze (unsporting behaviour - pushing an opponent)
 yc - 27 - 17.Toral Bayramov aze (dissent)
 yc - 36 - 13.Rahil Məmmədov aze (reckless foul)
    + 1 min
sub - ht - 21.Svetoslav Vutsov (GK) on 23.Ivan Dyulgerov (GK) bul
sub - ht - 2.Patrik-Gabriel Galchev on 4.Iliya Gruev bul -> 21 - 26, 3, 5, 2 - 6, 7 - 22, 20, 11 - 17
    ----
0-1 - 59 - 20.Filip Krastev (right/corner/11.Kiril Despodov/pass)
sub - 60 - '1 14.Lukas Petkov on 20.Filip Krastev bul - same position
sub - 60 - '1 10.Georgi Rusev on 22.Ilian Iliev bul - same position
sub - 62 - '1 6.Emil Mustafayev on 8.Emin Mahmudov aze - same position
cap - 62 - 11.Ramil Sheydayev aze
sub - 69 - '2 16.Elvin Camalov on 7.Coşqun Diniyev aze
sub - 70 - '2 22.Musa Qurbanlı on 9.Renat Dadaşov aze
sub - 70 - '2 18.Ceyhun Nuriyev on 13.Rahil Məmmədov aze -> 17, 4, 15, 3 - 16, 14 - 18, 6, 11 - 22
 yc - 74 - 6.Valentin Antov bul (striking an opponent's head with hand)
 yc - 78 - 14.Lukas Petkov bul (simulation)
sub - 83 - '3 19.Filip Ozobić on 14.Eddi İsrafilov aze - same position
sub - 86 - '2 18.Ivaylo Chochev on 17.Aleksandar Kolev bul
sub - 86 - '2 9.Georgi Minchev on 7.Georgi Kostadinov bul -> 10, 6, 18, 14 - 11, 9
1-1 - 87 - 22.Musa Qurbanlı (right/open play/18.Ceyhun Nuriyev/pass)
    + 4 min

abbreviations and event notes


International Friendlies 2024

Romania 0-0 Bulgaria

    time: 4 June 2024, Tuesday, 21:30 EEST, 25/24 C, clear
   place: "Steaua" st., București, 19 024 spectators

 referee: Atilla Karaoğlan (Türkiye); assistants: Ceyhun Sesigüzel (Türkiye), Cevdet Kömürcüoğlu (Türkiye); fourth official: Marian Alexandru Barbu (Romania)
    kits: yellow, yellow, yellow (blue numbers) ; white with gold edging, green, red with gold edging (gold numbers)
captains: 10.Nicolae Stanciu ; 11.Kiril Despodov

 Romania: 1.Florin Niță (GK) - 2.Andrei Rațiu, 3.Radu Drăgușin, 4.Adrian Rus, 11.Nicușor Bancu -
          6.Marius Marin - 20.Dennis Man, 18.Răzvan Marin, 10.Nicolae Stanciu (c), 13.Valentin Mihăilă - 19.Denis Drăguș.
   bench: 12.Horațiu Moldovan (GK), 16.Ștefan Târnovanu (GK), 26.Răzvan Sava (GK) - 5.Ionuț Nedelcearu, 22.Vasile Mogoș, 24.Bogdan Racovițan -
          7.Deian Sorescu, 8.Alexandru Cicâldău, 14.Ianis Hagi, 15.Adrian Șut, 21.Darius Olaru, 23.Constantin Grameni - 9.George Pușcaș, 17.Florinel Coman, 25.Daniel Bîrligea.
   coach: Edward Iordănescu

Bulgaria: 23.Ivan Dyulgerov (GK) - 19.Ivan Turitsov, 3.Zhivko Atanasov, 5.Aleks Petkov, 18.Hristiyan Petrov -
          25.Vasil Panayotov, 7.Georgi Kostadinov - 16.Marin Petkov, 20.Filip Krastev, 11.Kiril Despodov (c) - 9.Aleksandar Kolev.
   bench: 1.Dimitar Mitov (GK), 21.Svetoslav Vutsov (GK) - 2.Ertan Tombak, 4.Angel Lyaskov, 15.Simeon Petrov, 26.Viktor Popov -
          22.Ilian Iliev, 24.Serkan Yusein - 8.Radoslav Kirilov, 10.Georgi Minchev, 14.Georgi Rusev, 17.Martin Minchev.
   coach: Ilian Iliev

 tactics: rom: 1 - 2, 3, 4, 11 - 6 - 20, 18, 10, 13 - 19
          bul: 23 - 19, 3, 5, 18 - 25, 7 - 16, 20, 11 - 9

  events:
 yc - 27 - 6.Marius Marin rom (reckless foul)
    + 2 min
 mp - 51 - 20.Dennis Man rom - lower left placed, 23.Ivan Dyulgerov left - saves (left/penalty/10.Nicolae Stanciu is fouled)
sub - 61 - '1 14.Ianis Hagi on 6.Marius Marin rom
sub - 61 - '1 17.Florinel Coman on 13.Valentin Mihăilă rom
sub - 61 - '1 25.Daniel Bîrligea on 19.Denis Drăguș rom -> 18 - 20, 14, 10, 17 - 25
sub - 69 - '2 5.Ionuț Nedelcearu on 4.Adrian Rus rom /injury/ - same position
sub - 69 - '2 22.Vasile Mogoș on 11.Nicușor Bancu rom - same position
 yc - 71 - 25.Vasil Panayotov bul (reckless foul)
sub - 71 - '1 17.Martin Minchev on 9.Aleksandar Kolev bul - same position
sub - 72 - '1 8.Radoslav Kirilov on 11.Kiril Despodov bul - same position
cap - 72 - 7.Georgi Kostadinov bul
sub - 72 - '1 22.Ilian Iliev on 20.Filip Krastev bul - same position
sub - 77 - '3 21.Darius Olaru on 10.Nicolae Stanciu rom - same position
cap - 77 - 18.Răzvan Marin rom
sub - 82 - '2 14.Georgi Rusev on 16.Marin Petkov bul
sub - 82 - '2 24.Serkan Yusein on 25.Vasil Panayotov bul -> 17, 24 - 14, 22, 8 - 17
sub - 90 - '3 15.Simeon Petrov on 3.Zhivko Atanasov bul - same position
    + 4 min

abbreviations and event notes


International Friendlies 2024

Slovenia 1-1 Bulgaria

    time: 8 June 2024, Saturday, 15:00 CEST, 28/29 C, sunny/partly cloudy
   place: "Stožice" st., Ljubljana, 11 037 spectators

 referee: Arda Kardeşler (Türkiye); assistants: Mehmet Tuğral (Türkiye), Deniz Caner Özaral (Türkiye); fourth official: Denis Šabanagić (Slovenia)
    kits: white w/ black vertical area through the middle, white, white (black numbers) ; burgundy, burgundy w/ gold-white edging, burgundy (gold numbers)
captains: 1.Jan Oblak (GK) ; 11.Kiril Despodov

Slovenia: 1.Jan Oblak (GK) (c) - 2.Žan Karničnik, 23.David Brekalo, 6.Jaka Bijol, 13.Erik Janža -
          15.Tomi Horvat, 22.Adam Gnezda Čerin, 10.Timi Max Elšnik, 17.Jan Mlakar - 9.Andraž Šporar, 11.Benjamin Šeško.
   bench: 12.Vid Belec (GK), 16.Igor Vekić (GK) - 3.Jure Balkovec, 4.Miha Blažič, 20.Petar Stojanović, 21.Vanja Drkušić -
          5.Jon Gorenc Stanković, 8.Sandi Lovrić, 14.Jasmin Kurtić, 25.Adrian Zeljković, 26.Josip Iličić - 7.Benjamin Verbič, 18.Žan Vipotnik, 19.Žan Celar, 24.Nino Žugelj.
   coach: Matjaž Kek

Bulgaria: 21.Svetoslav Vutsov (GK) - 2.Ertan Tombak, 15.Simeon Petrov, 5.Aleks Petkov, 18.Hristiyan Petrov -
          7.Georgi Kostadinov, 6.Valentin Antov - 11.Kiril Despodov (c), 20.Filip Krastev, 17.Martin Minchev - 10.Georgi Minchev.
   bench: 1.Dimitar Mitov (GK), 23.Ivan Dyulgerov (GK) - 3.Zhivko Atanasov, 4.Angel Lyaskov, 19.Ivan Turitsov, 26.Viktor Popov -
          16.Marin Petkov, 22.Ilian Iliev, 24.Serkan Yusein, 25.Vasil Panayotov - 8.Radoslav Kirilov, 9.Aleksandar Kolev, 14.Georgi Rusev.
   coach: Ilian Iliev

 tactics: svn: 1 - 2, 23, 6, 13 - 15, 22, 10, 17 - 9, 11
          bul: 21 - 2, 15, 5, 18 - 7, 6 - 11, 20, 17 - 10

  events:
0-1 - 4 - 11.Kiril Despodov PENALTY - lower left placed, 1.Jan Oblak right (right/penalty/11.Kiril Despodov is fouled)
1-1 - 14 - 9.Andraž Šporar (head/corner/17.Jan Mlakar/pass)
    + 2 min
sub - ht - 3.Zhivko Atanasov on 5.Aleks Petkov bul - same position
sub - ht - 24.Nino Žugelj on 15.Tomi Horvat svn - same position
    ----
sub - 61 - '1 22.Ilian Iliev on 6.Valentin Antov bul
sub - 61 - '1 24.Serkan Yusein on 7.Georgi Kostadinov bul
sub - 61 - '1 9.Aleksandar Kolev on 10.Georgi Minchev bul -> 24, 20 - 17, 22, 11 - 9
sub - 62 - '1 26.Josip Iličić on 9.Andraž Šporar svn - same position
sub - 62 - '1 8.Sandi Lovrić on 17.Jan Mlakar svn - same position
sub - 72 - '2 3.Jure Balkovec on 13.Erik Janža svn
sub - 72 - '2 19.Žan Celar on 11.Benjamin Šeško svn -> 2, 23, 6, 3 - 24, 22, 10, 8 - 19, 26
sub - 78 - '2 8.Radoslav Kirilov on 11.Kiril Despodov bul - same position
cap - 78 - 8.Radoslav Kirilov bul
sub - 82 - '3 4.Angel Lyaskov on 17.Martin Minchev bul -> 8, 22, 4 - 9
sub - 82 - '3 5.Jon Gorenc Stanković on 22.Adam Gnezda Čerin svn - same position
    + 2 min

abbreviations and event notes


Abbreviations and event notes:
 yc - yellow card
 rc - red card
sub - substitution
'1/'2/'3 - the substitution is part of the first/second/third allowed break for substitutions for the respective team
same position - the substitution does not lead to any tactical changes
lws - left without a substitute (usually due to injury after all allowed substitutions are used by the team)
tct - a change to a team's tactical formation
cap - new captain
 mp - missed penalty
ref - new referee (usually following an injury)
 ar - new assistant referee (usually following an injury)
var - beginning and end of a VAR review and the decisions it yielded
cnc - cancelled event (usually following a var review)
 ht - the event takes place during the half-time break
 br - the event takes place during the break between extra time periods
pen - the event takes place during the penalty shoot-out
 ft - the event takes place after full time
stp - the match is stopped
res - the match is resumed
abd - the match is abandoned
+ X min. - there have been X minutes of added time played for that half

about penalty kick direction notes - the point of view of the penalty taker is always considered, with the goal being divided into 6 areas,
in which the ball can be directed to - upper left, upper middle, upper right, lower left, lower middle and lower right; 
while the penalty kick might be either placed (i.e. weaker shot) or taken with force.

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