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.
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Israel is the host for this month's 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.
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.
14 September: Play-off draw (Nyon)
12-16 October: Play-offs
28 November: Final tournament draw (Israel)
5-18 June: Final tournament (Israel)