|7||Hungary||Republic of Ireland|
|1||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Greece|
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.
The Czech Republic set the seal on an impressive Group 3 campaign with a convincing 5-0 triumph over Wales.
Czech coach Jakub Dovalil could afford to leave out a number of his first-team regulars having seen his team secure top spot and a place in the play-offs courtesy of a goalless draw in Montenegro last week. Those who did take to the field produced an emphatic win, with goals from Filip Novák, Tomáš Wágner and Ondřej Vaněk giving them a 3-0 lead before substitute Stanislav Tecl's late double.
The cruise to victory started in somewhat fortuitous circumstances on 17 minutes when Jan Kopic's delivery found Novák, whose cross-shot snuck in past David Cornell. The hosts had to wait until the hour mark to double their advantage, Wágner heading in from Martin Pospíšil's corner, but that opened the floodgates.
Vaněk's low shot made it three midway through the second half before Tecl's cameo. The replacement earned and converted from the penalty spot on 73 minutes, before adding his second of the night just six minutes later. Wales finish second from bottom in the section.
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|Jakub Dovalil (CZE)||Geraint Williams (WAL)|
|Yevhen Aranovskiy (UKR)|
|Olexiy Andreyev (UKR), Igor Al'okhin (UKR)|
|Andrii Kuzmin (UKR)|