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2013 final tournament: Israel

Published: Friday 28 January 2011, 17.11CET
Israel were selected as hosts of the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship finals at the UEFA Executive Committee meeting on 27 January 2011. Matches run from 5 to 18 June 2013.
 
Published: Friday 28 January 2011, 17.11CET

2013 final tournament: Israel

Israel were selected as hosts of the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship finals at the UEFA Executive Committee meeting on 27 January 2011. Matches run from 5 to 18 June 2013.

Israel is the host for this month's 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

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The UEFA Executive Committee selected the hosts on 27 January 2011 – Bulgaria, Czech Republic, England and Wales were also in the running – and it is Israel's first final tournament since the 2000 UEFA European U16 Championship, which was won by Portugal.

A week later the qualifying round draw was made and Ori Shilo, the CEO of the Israel Football Association (IFA), told UEFA.com: "We are so thrilled today that to stand in the hall felt like a dream for us all. There has been a lot of hard work to bring the final tournament to Israel and it was still so hard to believe when we walked into the front of the hall today for the draw and saw our names there as the hosts."

Holders Spain, Germany, England, Norway, Russia, Italy and the Netherlands will join Israel for the tournament, which are being held in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Netanya and Petah Tivka.

Season calendar
14 September: Play-off draw (Nyon)
12-16 October: Play-offs
28 November: Final tournament draw (Israel)
5-18 June: Final tournament (Israel)

2013–15 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
The 2015 finals will be held in the Czech Republic. Qualifying for that tournament got under way in March 2013.

Last updated: 03/06/13 9.17CET

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