|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.
A first-half goal from Samir Fazli ended the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia's 11-game wait for a competitive win as they overcame the Faroe Islands in UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 4.
Boban Babunski's men were given a hard test by their visitors, but scored what proved to be the only goal of the game on 41 minutes. De Graafschap's Abdula Dzelil put in an inviting cross from the left and striker Fazli, who also plays in the Netherlands, for sc Heerenveen, directed his header just under the crossbar.
Gilli Sørensen fired wide early on for the visitors, and Filip Gacevski saved from Danial Lakjuni before FYROM got a grip on the game; Marjan Altiparmakovski had a shot fended away before Ilija Nestorovski fired just wide from Vladica Brdarevski's cross. Fazli put FYROM ahead before half-time, and Nestorovski should have made it 2-0 soon after the interval but missed the target.
Fazli's dismissal for a second bookable offence on 77 minutes heightened the tension, and it took fine saves from Gacevski, who denied Viljormur Davidsen and Jan Ellingsgaard, to preserve FYROM's lead.
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|Boban Babunski (MKD)||Bill Jacobsen (FRO)|
|Thoroddur Hjaltalin (ISL)|
|Frosti Vidar Gunnarsson (ISL), Áskell Thór Gíslason (ISL)|
|Gunnar Jarl Jónsson (ISL)|