|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 goal from captain Ante Vukušić in each half led Croatia to their second victory in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 5 as they completed the double over rock-bottom Estonia.
Duje Čop and substitute Arijan Ademi added to the HNK Hajduk Split forward's double, leaving the visitors winless after four games. Estonia's best chance came early on, when Mateo Pavlović misjudged a long ball but Hannes Anier could not convert a one-on-one situation with Lovre Kalinić.
They paid for that miss moments later. Goalkeeper Marko Meerits spilled a cross on 14 minutes and Čop gratefully tapped in from close range. Scorer turned provider for the second, sending through the 20-year-old Vukušić to smash in before the break.
Ademi made it three with a quarter of an hour left and when Meerits parried Ivan Paurević's powerful drive after 81 minutes, Vukušić reacted sharpest to take advantage. The captain was given a standing ovation as the teams left the field and Estonia will be glad to see the back of the forward who also scored the only goal when the sides met in Tartu on 10 October.
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