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Under-21 play-off picture complete

Published: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 0.02CET
Denmark, Norway, Slovakia and Switzerland have been confirmed as the best runners-up in Under-21 qualifying and join the ten group winners in the play-off draw at 14.00CET on Friday.
Under-21 play-off picture complete
Sweden beat Ukraine to secure top spot in Group 2 ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 0.02CET

Under-21 play-off picture complete

Denmark, Norway, Slovakia and Switzerland have been confirmed as the best runners-up in Under-21 qualifying and join the ten group winners in the play-off draw at 14.00CET on Friday.

The UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-off lineup is complete following the conclusion of the qualifying group stage.

All ten sections drew to a close on Monday, with Sweden, Serbia, Russia and England joining the Czech Republic, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Italy as group winners. The remaining play-off entrants are the four runners-up with the best record against the teams first, third, fourth and fifth in their pools.

Switzerland, in Group 5, recorded the highest tally of 17 points, having beaten Estonia 3-0 in their final fixture. Norway and Denmark both finished on 16 points. The final nation through are Slovakia, one of four sides to amass 15 points, who go through by virtue of their superior goal difference – boosted by a 6-0 triumph over Kazakhstan on Monday.

The play-off draw takes place in Nyon at 14.00CET on Friday, with ties to be played between 12 and 16 October. The seven play-off winners will join hosts Israel in next summer's final tournament.

Play-off lineup
Czech Republic
Denmark*
England
France
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Norway*
Russia
Serbia
Slovakia*
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland*

*Denotes one of four best runners-up.

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)

Last updated: 11/09/12 9.51CET

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