Bulgaria vs. Italy: 2022 World Cup qualifiers live stream, TV channel, how to watch online, news, odds, time
Italy meet Bulgaria in their second 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Group C of UEFA's zone with the Azzurri already on three points after their opening win over Northern Ireland. The Bulgarians went down 3-1 to Switzerland and that gives this clash added importance, especially as Lithuania come into play after missing out the first round of games. Domenico Berardi and Ciro Immobile were on target as the Italians opened with that victory and Roberto Mancini will be aiming for three more points before the clash with the Lithuanians.
A heavy defeat at home to the Swiss with three goals inside the opening 13 minutes conceded was not what coach Yasen Petrov will have been hoping for. Kiril Despodov threw them a lifeline early in the second half but the Bulgarians were unable to capitalize so they need to make this one a closer affair. With Switzerland at home to Lithuania, second place could be even further away come full-time against the Italians.
Although we are now approaching the midpoint of the March international break, plenty continues to happen in the world of European club soccer with a raft of managerial changes in this week's update. Cesare Prandelli, Peter Bosz and Stephane Moulin have left or will leave their roles at the end of the season while a bizarre mix-up meant that Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting missed Cameroon international duty.
Fiorentina's Cesare Prandelli stepped down earlier this week just months after returning for a second spell at Artemio Franchi to aid their survival, citing a "dark cloud" inside him that prevented him from doing the job to the best of his abilities and hinted that he is done with coaching.
"In life, as well as the good times, there are also dark moments which can get on top of you," wrote the 63-year-old Italian. "I have been going through a period of profound distress which is preventing me from being who I really am.
"Over the past few months, a dark cloud has developed inside of me, changing the way I see things. I came here to give 100%, but I now feel that this is no longer possible and therefore I have decided to step back for the good of everyone involved.