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Draw signals first steps on road to Israel

Published: Monday 31 January 2011, 9.00CET
Fifty-two member associations will take part in Thursday's draw for the 2011-13 UEFA European U21 Championship qualifying group stage and you can watch it live on UEFA.com.
Draw signals first steps on road to Israel
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Published: Monday 31 January 2011, 9.00CET

Draw signals first steps on road to Israel

Fifty-two member associations will take part in Thursday's draw for the 2011-13 UEFA European U21 Championship qualifying group stage and you can watch it live on UEFA.com.

The draw for the group stage of qualifying for the 2011-13 UEFA European Under-21 Championship takes place on 3 February in Nyon, Switzerland and will be streamed live on UEFA.com from 12.00CET.

All 53 member associations have registered for the competition with final tournament hosts Israel qualifying automatically. The remaining 52 teams will take part in qualifying, with the teams split into ten groups, two of six teams and eight of five. The ten group winners and four best runners-up will advance to the play-offs to determine the seven sides that join hosts Israel in the finals from 5-18 June 2013.

For the draw a coefficient ranking list has been established based on the results of the following competitions:
a) 2006/07 UEFA European Under-21 Championship (qualifying competition and final tournament)
b) 2007-09 UEFA European Under-21 Championship (qualifying competition and final tournament)
c) 2009-11 UEFA European Under-21 Championship (qualifying competition: group stage and play-offs)

The group stage of qualifying begins on 25 March.

Last updated: 17/06/11 13.04CET

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