|1||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Belarus|
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.
Bosnia and Herzegovina's hopes of reaching the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-off received a shot in the arm as two second-half goals by Nemanja Bilbija and a last-minute effort by Milan Djurić took them three points clear of their nearest rivals in second place.
The hosts started as they meant to go on, Muhamed Bešić putting a chance wide with barely four minutes on the clock and Edin Višća curling a free-kick over soon after. Miroslav Stevanović and Benjamin Čolić also came close in a frenetic opening as Vlado Jagodić's charges shot out of the blocks.
Though Dmitri Baga looked lively for Belarus, forcing Semir Bukvić into two tidy saves, the home side deservedly took the lead when Bilbija connected with Višća's corner seven minutes after half-time. The Bosnian captain then doubled his tally from the penalty spot on 76 minutes after Kirill Aleksiyan felled Stevanović in the area.
The match was put beyond doubt when Djurić applied the coup de grace in the dying seconds, taking Bosnia and Herzegovina up to second place in Group 1, three points clear of their defeated opponents, and Greece, the latter having played a game more.
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|Vlado Jagodić (BIH)||Yuri Shukanov (BLR)|
|Ken Henry Johnsen (NOR)|
|Sven Erik Midthjell (NOR), Jan Erik Engan (NOR)|
|Anders Johansen (NOR)|