|7||Hungary||Republic of Ireland|
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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.
The Czech Republic booked a place in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs courtesy of a goalless draw in Montenegro.
The Czechs knew that only Armenia could catch them heading into their final two qualifiers, but their superior head-to-head record meant only a point against either Montenegro or Wales, who visit Jablonec on Monday, would suffice.
"This was a very tough game for us, because we played without six first-team players," said Czech coach Jakub Dovalil. "The most important thing is that we secured a place in the play-offs, which was our objective before this qualifying campaign. Now we wait for the draw and prepare to do our best in those two matches."
It was not all plain sailing against Montenegro, though, with the hosts' captain Stefan Mugoša denied on the goal line inside ten minutes. The Czechs also threatened early on, Jan Lecjaks striking a post from 25 metres, before Marek Hanousek missed from close range with ten minutes left of the first half.
The visitors upped the ante after the break, but the Montenegrin back line stood firm. They needed good fortune, however, with Tomáš Wágner's header only kept out by the woodwork. Danijel Petković saved superbly twice in the closing stages, but the Czechs had done enough. They conclude their campaign at home to Wales on Monday, when third-placed Montenegro host Armenia.
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|Dušan Vlaisavljević (MNE)||Jakub Dovalil (CZE)|
|Olivier Thual (FRA)|
|Laurent Stien (FRA), Cyril Lompre (FRA)|
|Amaury Delerue (FRA)|