|7||Republic of Ireland||Hungary|
|1||Belarus||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|7||Turkey||Republic of Ireland|
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.
Neither side could join Germany at the top of UEFA European Under-21 qualifying Group 1 with first-half goals from Edin Višća and Igor Kuzmenok meaning Belarus and Bosnia and Herzegovina shared the spoils.
The visitors started the game on the front foot and took the lead inside the opening 15 minutes through Višća. However, Kuzmenok headed Belarus level just two minutes later and neither side were able to find an elusive winning goal after the break.
Buoyed by their opening Group 1 victory against San Marino, Bosnia and Herzegovina made an impressive start with Miroslav Stevanović coming close to his third goal in two matches. Yuri Shukanov's side grew into the contest and had a chance of their own but Mikhail Kravchuk headed Dimitri Khlebosolov's cross narrowly over.
It was the visitors, though, who forged ahead when the lively Stevanović found Višća, who beat Filipp Voytekhovich from inside the penalty area. The hosts hit back almost immediately, Khlebosolov's dangerous free-kick met by the head of Kuzmenok to draw Belarus level.
Vlado Jagodić's charges had the best opportunity to win the game on 67 minutes but, after a scramble in the Belarus area, Muhamed Bešić fired over. Višća's 86th-minute corner was almost turned in by Nemanja Bilbija but defenders were on hand to clear the danger.
Belarus host section leaders Germany on 6 September while Bosnia and Herzegovina are not in action until October, when they also face Rainer Adrion's side.
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