Posts Tagged ‘Bulgaria’

Azzurri News: Lippi Satisfied With His Squad, Quagliarella Replacing Toni for Wednesday

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

One day after Italy’s 0-0 draw against Bulgaria, Azzurri coach Marcello Lippi is satisfied with his boys. Not so much perhaps with the lack of three points obtained Saturday (even though, he says, “the match against Bulgaria was an exam that we passed, despite not creating many scoring chances“), but rather because the current Italy squad reminds him of another glorious one… circa 2006.


Bulgaria 0-0 Italy: Azzurri With Determination… and Without Goals (World Cup 2010 Qualifiers)

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

No goals between Bulgaria and Italy in Sofia. Almost emulating the performance of their junior team, the Azzurri could not do better than a 0-0 draw for their Saturday away game, a draw which at the end of today’s 90 minutes seemed to satisfy players from both sides. Not surprising, since the teams spent more time neutralizing each other than actually trying to score goals.


Bulgaria vs. Italy Preview (World Cup 2010 Qualifiers)

Friday, October 10th, 2008

The Azzurri have arrived in Sofia Friday, around 8:00pm local time. The players were greeted by the usual groups of photographers, camera crew, and even a small group of Italian supporters, who will no doubt be present on the stands of Levski Stadium tomorrow, as Bulgaria host Italy for the South Africa 2010 World Cup qualifiers.

One day before the match, let’s take a look at this much anticipated footy showdown, especially by the local population as Bulgaria await to encounter the reigning World Champions.