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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.
Sweden moved into a position of strength in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 2 following a single-goal win in Finland.
Captain Jiloah Hamad headed the only goal in Valkeakoski eight minutes before half-time. As a result of their third victory in four matches, Sweden have moved level on points with Slovenia at the top of the group but, significantly, boast a game in hand on their rivals.
Hamad's powerful header from Erdin Demir's left-wing cross was the only effort of note in the first half. After the break it was a different matter, though, as Mikko Sumusalo rattled the crossbar with a long-range strike and, with the hosts pushing for an equaliser, Timi Lahti shot just over from close range following a corner.
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|Mika Laurikainen (FIN)||Hakan Ericson (SWE)|
|Mihaly Fabian (HUN)|
|Tibor Vámos (HUN), Vencel Tóth (HUN)|
|Peter Solymosi (HUN)|