|1||Greece||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|7||Republic of Ireland||Liechtenstein|
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.
Montenegro enhanced their chances of progressing from UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 3 with a 4-0 triumph over ten-man Andorra.
Defeated 1-0 by Wales last time out, Montenegro are now back in contention thanks to goals from Ermin Alić, Stefan Mugoša, captain Stefan Nikolić and substitute Marko Vukčević. Dušan Vlaisavljević's team move to second in the section with nine points, one behind the Czech Republic who won 2-0 in Armenia. Both those sides have played a game less than Montenegro.
Alić gave the hosts a seven-minute lead in Niksic when he headed in Asmir Kajević’s corner, and Mugoša swiftly added a second after Andrija Kaludjerović's neat pass. Already an uphill struggle, Andorra's task became all the harder when Joseph Vali was dismissed midway through the opening period.
Not until six minutes into the second half, though, did the Montenegrins get a third, Nikolić registering with a simple lob following a neat interchange between Luka Djordjević and Dino Rebronja. Vukčević completed the scoring with a calm finish before Djordjević struck a post late on. Montenegro's next outing is on 1 June next year, against the Czechs.
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|Dušan Vlaisavljević (MNE)||Justo Ruiz (AND)|
|Eiko Saar (EST)|
|Hannes Reinvald (EST), Artur Telling (EST)|
|Roomer Tarajev (EST)|