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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.
Denmark secured their second win in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 4 courtesy of two goals in each half, so condemning the visitors to their third defeat on the trot.
The hosts made an impressive start to the match and were ahead at the break thanks to two goals in quick succession from Rasmus Falk and Mads Albæk. Jóan Edmundsson then missed a golden opportunity to get the Faroe Islands back in the match from the penalty spot before Nicklas Helenius and Emil Larsen put the result beyond doubt.
Denmark began the match on the front foot and came close to taking an early lead only for Frederik Sørensen to fire over from close range. The visitors seemed content to play on the counterattack and only Gilli Sørensen's strike troubled Kristian Fæste in the Denmark goal before the break.
By then they were two goals behind. Morten Wieghorst's side took the lead on 15 minutes when Andreas Laudrup’s incisive pass found Falk, who finished expertly. Albæk doubled the advantage moments later with a superb volley.
Shortly after the break the Faroes were seemingly given a route back into the game when Jannik Vestergaard conceded a penalty for handball; however, Edmundsson's spot kick was well saved by Fæste.
Helenius sealed the win for Denmark with an excellent solo effort before Larsen completed the scoring in the 69th minute. Denmark will next travel to section leaders Serbia on 11 October knowing that victory will take them ahead of their opponents at the summit.
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|Morten Wieghorst (DEN)||Bill Jacobsen (FRO)|
|István Kovács (ROU)|
|Zoltán Székely (ROU), Miklos Istvan Nagy (ROU)|
|Sebastian Coltescu (ROU)|