|1||Greece||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|7||Republic of Ireland||Liechtenstein|
The 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship comprises a qualifying group stage and play-off round to determine which seven teams join hosts Israel in the final tournament.
Qualifying group stage
Teams are split into ten groups – two of six teams and eight of five – and play each other on a home and away basis. The ten group winners and four runners-up with the best record against the teams first, third, fourth and fifth in their sections advance to the play-offs.
Play-off matches are played according to the knockout system, with each team playing each opponent home and away. The team which scores the greater aggregate of goals qualifies for the next round, with away goals, extra time and then penalties used to determine the winner in the event of a draw.
The final tournament comprises the seven play-off winners and Israel, who qualify automatically as hosts. The eight teams are split into two groups of four. Each team plays each other once in their group with the winners and runners-up advancing to the semi-finals where the winner of Group A plays the Group B runner-up and vice-versa. The winners advance to the final.
Further details, including the criteria for separating teams that finish level on points in a group, can be found in the official competition regulations.
The runaway Group 1 leaders Germany made it seven straight wins in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying by beating Cyprus 3-0 in Paralimni.
Undeterred by the slippery conditions caused by a pre-match downpour, Rainer Adrion's visitors dominated from the off and took a 19th-minute lead when Pierre-Michelle Lasogga headed in from Alexander Esswein's cross.
Germany captain Lewis Holtby established a strangehold on midfield alongside İlkay Gündoğan, although he was less successful in front of goal, missing the target twice with just Kyriakos Ioannou to beat before half-time.
That profligacy almost cost Germany when Stefan Bell came close to turning Emilios Panagiotou's free-kick past his own goalkeeper, but instead the visitors wrapped up the points soon after with Holtby setting up Gündoğan to score after a quick counter in the 72nd minute.
Gündoğan turned provider with the through ball that led to substitute Maximilian Beister firing in a third goal in added time that takes his team's goal difference to an impressive +26.
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|Savvas Paraskevas (CYP)||Rainer Adrion (GER)|
|David Mckeon (IRL)|
|Ciaran Delaney (IRL), Andrew Maher (IRL)|
|Robert Rogers (IRL)|