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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.
Aleksandr Kokorin hit a hat-trick as Russia beat Moldova 6-0 in a UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 6 qualifier.
Russia won 3-0 in Moldova in their qualifying campaign for the 2011 finals, and improved on that tally in Tiraspol. FC Dinamo Moskva striker Kokorin made the breakthrough after 20 minutes with a header from Ibragim Tsallagov's cross from the right, and was on target again with a low shot from Anton Sosnin's incisive pass eight minutes later. PFC Krylya Sovetov Samara midfielder Sosnin then got on the scoresheet with a shot from 20 metres three minutes after the half-hour mark.
Oleg Shatov made it 4-0 from close range on 56 minutes before the dismissals of Alexandru Leu and Arseni Logashov reduced both sides to ten men. Russia recovered quickly, Kokorin completing his treble on 78 minutes from Alan Gatagov's pass. Tsallagov set Shatov up for the sixth two minutes from the end.
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