Bulgaria has been handed a tricky test in the World Cup draw as it will face four-time champions Italy, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Armenia and Malta.

“It’s an extremely difficult group,” former German international star and current Bulgarian team coach Lothar Matthaeus commented a day after the draw for the 2014 World Cup was made in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday.

“I am glad that we will play against strong teams like that of Italy, which is obvious the favorite in the group, “said Matthaeus.