|1||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Belarus|
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 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia were thankful to Ilija Nestorovski in Torshavn as the second-half substitute scored four minutes after entering the fray to earn a draw against the Faroe Islands.
It was cruel on the hosts, who seemed to heading for a first win in the group, but the point means FYROM's fate still lies in their own hands. If they win their final three games – all away from home, against Denmark, Northern Ireland and Serbia – they will top UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 4.
It seemed like that chance had been blown when Kirce Ristevski turned past Filip Gacevski and into his own goal with 54 minutes on the clock. Boban Babunski's men responded, and with the introduction of Nestrovski the tide turned. With 13 minutes to play the forward, who replaced Flamur Tairi, showed his talent, firing a first-time effort into the far corner from the left side of the box.
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|Bill Jacobsen (FRO)||Boban Babunski (MKD)|
|Nerijus Dunauskas (LTU)|
|Arturas Pipiras (LTU), Dovydas Sužiedėlis (LTU)|
|Jurij Paškovskij (LTU)|