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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.
Ukraine picked up their first UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 2 victory at the fourth attempt with Serhiy Rybalka and Yevhen Shakhov on target against Lithuania.
Oleksandr Karavayev crossed from the right for Rybalka to open the scoring in first-half added time and FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk midfielder Shakhov made it 2-0 within seconds of coming on as a 74th-minute substitute, finishing after Serhiy Kryvtsov had nodded Andriy Bogdanov's corner into his path.
The home side dominated from the off and might have been ahead long before the interval. Vitaliy Fedotov was crowded out when through on goal after seven minutes, Ruslan Babenko and Bogdanov drew saves from Emilijus Zubas before Rybalka made the breakthrough, and Dmytro Khomchenovskiy missed another good opportunity after the interval.
Captain Tadas Eliošius passed up the visitors' best chance on 65 minutes, failing to exploit a lapse in the Ukraine defence, but Shakhov's goal killed off any remaining resistance, and Pylyp Budkivskiy might have added to the Ukrainian tally before the end.
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