# Bulgaria

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# Worry
France's win over Bulgaria marred by Karim Benzema injury
The Real Madrid striker was taken off in the 39th minute.
# Talking Points
Impossible to make definitive judgements on Kenny and Ireland amid freak set of circumstances
The team’s winless run continued last night against Bulgaria.
# Frustration
'I should have had a couple tonight, I hold my hands up'
James Collins expressed disappointment following tonight’s 0-0 draw with Bulgaria.
Ireland v Bulgaria, Nations League
Ireland face Bulgaria, as Stephen Kenny’s side aim to end a long winless run.
# Bad luck
Missing XI: The Ireland team that won't face Bulgaria
Stephen Kenny will be without several key players tomorrow night.
# Preview
Crucial World Cup ranking points at stake, as Ireland aim to end barren run against Ryan Giggs-less Wales
Stephen Kenny’s side are also aiming a run of five games without a goal.
# Late Drama
Liverpool teen's last-gasp goal sees Wales pull clear in Ireland's Nations League group
A Neco Williams header won it in the dying moments.
# Team news
Debut for Jayson Molumby as Kenny makes three changes for Finland clash
Harry Arter and Robbie Brady both start as well.
# Analysis
Bold Adam Idah call a metaphor for new Ireland
The 19-year-old Cork-born forward was handed his senior international debut in Stephen Kenny’s first match in charge.
# Reaction
Stephen Kenny admits 'room for improvement' after Ireland draw
The Irish boss also praised Aaron Connolly after placing faith in the youngster.
# Opinion
Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Bulgaria
Ireland had to settle for a 1-1 draw in Stephen Kenny’s first game in charge.
Bulgaria v Ireland, Nations League
Ireland faced Bulgaria as the Stephen Kenny era got underway.
# Ready to go
Idah to make debut, no place for Coleman, McClean, as first Ireland team of Stephen Kenny era confirmed
Matt Doherty has won the battle for the right-back spot.
# Talking Points
The 17-year-old set for the biggest night of his career so far
Troy Parrott will make his Ireland senior debut against New Zealand this evening.
# Rebel
'The lads were saying before, if we lose, the Cork boys are getting the blame'
Kevin Long’s goal helped Ireland overcome the Bulgarians at the Aviva.
Ireland's Alan Browne wants to consolidate reputation as a goalscoring midfielder
The Preston player registered his first goal for his country last night.
# issue
'It's been frustrating... I've only started two games'
Ireland’s Conor Hourihane is hoping to regain his place in the Aston Villa side.
# Happy Days
The 28-year-old striker whose Ireland debut was worth the wait
James Collins came off the bench to score against Bulgaria last night.
# Opinion
Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared against Bulgaria
Josh Cullen was the standout performer, as Ireland retained their unbeaten record under Mick McCarthy.
# Interview
'I never really had off-the-field issues. It was more boredom'
Jack Byrne on the highs and lows of his career so far ahead of a potential Ireland debut against Bulgaria.
# Talking Points
One debutant confirmed out of a possible 5 as McCarthy set to give Ireland's fringe players a chance
James Collins will make his international bow against Bulgaria tonight.
# experiment
Conor Hourihane to start at left-back for Ireland against Bulgaria
The Aston Villa man is normally used as a central midfielder for club and country.
# Ready to go
'It's only confidence-boosting for me that I've been picked ahead of Shane Long'
James Collins still admits he has a long way to go to match the Tipperary native’s achievements for Ireland.
# History Maker
42-year-old breaks Irish stopper's record to become oldest European international goalkeeper
Bulgarian Georgi Petkov made a landmark appearance against Cyprus tonight.
# Lifeline
The Dutch pick up a much-needed win but World Cup qualification still looks a long shot
Brighton’s Davy Propper scored twice in a 3-1 victory over Bulgaria.
# problems
What happened? Holland's World Cup qualifying woe continues
Spas Delev pounced on a mistake by 17-year-old Matthijs De Ligt, Holland’s youngest debutant since 1931.
# Controversy
Stoichkov poses with dead animals on Safari
The ex-Barcelona striker, known as ‘The Dagger’, has sparked outrage.
# Disappointment
Cristiano Ronaldo misses penalty as Portugal slip to Bulgaria defeat
Head coach Fernando Santos cut an often frustrated figure on the bench as his side failed to make the most of their dominance.
Gerard Houllier and David Ginola have renewed their infamous 1994 row
“I will not allow a man like him to violate everything that I did.”
# Wrap
A Brazil-born debutant rescued Italy with a stunning strike tonight
Meanwhile, a last-gasp Klaas-Jan Huntelaar goal prevented Turkey from triumphing in Holland.