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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.
Łukasz Skorupski saved a penalty with his first touch to earn a draw for ten-man Poland in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 6, after Filip Kurto was sent off.
Wilson Eduardo was brought down by the goalkeeper, who received his marching orders, but the forward had his spot kick saved by the replacement on the stroke of half-time.
Coming off the back of a 2-0 win in Moldova in their first game, Portugal got off to flying start, with defender Pedro Mendes scoring nine minutes in. The hosts were on top but were unable to double their advantage and Legia Warszawa midfielder Michał Kucharczyk got the visitors level ten minutes before the break.
The game's major talking point occurred just before the interval, but Skorupski showed his talent to keep out Eduardo's effort and the ten men battled their way through the second half to earn a point. Poland and Portugal share the lead in the group, a point ahead of Russia, who face Moldova on Friday.
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|Rui Jorge (POR)||Stefan Majewski (POL)|
|Olivier Thual (FRA)|
|Laurent Stien (FRA), Stephan Luzi (FRA)|
|Bartolomeu Varela (FRA)|