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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.
Slovenia climbed to the top of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 2 thanks to a 2-0 victory against Ukraine.
Tomaž Kavčič's side had to wait until 11 minutes after half-time to take the lead in Ptuj, Dejan Lazarevič setting them on course and Enej Jelenič wrapping up the win midway through the second half. Kavčič's charges are two points clear of Finland at the top of the section having played a game more.
The hosts enjoyed decent possession down the flanks throughout the first half but struggled to produce sufficient incision in the final third, with Boban Jovič's effort their most notable opening. Ukraine chanced their arm through Artur Kaskov, Ihor Chaykovskiy and Roman Bezus but failed to find a breakthrough.
Slovenia captain Rajko Rep was denied by a splendid stop from Maxym Koval just before the interval, but Ukraine enjoyed far better possession early in the second half. Their momentum was halted by Lazarevič, though, who cut in from the left and fired low into the bottom corner for a splendid solo goal.
Kevin Kampl then went close from a set piece, but the home team did not have to wait long to add a second, doubling their advantage on 67 minutes when Jelenič received the ball on the edge of the penalty area and sent it low into the net. Slovenia face Sweden away on 6 October, with Ukraine going to Malta the following day.
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|Tomaž Kavčič (SVN)||Pavlo Yakovenko (UKR)|
|Sandor Szabo (HUN)|
|Istvan Albert (HUN), László Viszokai (HUN)|
|Ádám Németh (HUN)|