|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.
Two goals from Armando Sadiku pegged back Portugal as Albania twice came from behind to earn a point in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 6.
The visitors missed out on the opportunity to close the gap on leaders Russia to two points, despite goals in each half from from Josué and Wilson Eduardo. Portugal were on top for long spells and created more openings, but could not match the deadly finishing of the hosts.
André Martins had a clear sight of goal early on but could not find a way past Stivi Frasheri, though Josué capitalised on a mistake in the home defence to open the scoring on 20 minutes.
The same player missed an excellent chance to double the lead just after the restart and paid for that failure when Bekim Bala crossed for Sadiku to power in with his head. Eduardo restored Portugal's lead on 62 minutes, nodding a Martins cross into the net.
The visitors could not shake off Sadiku, however. The 20-year-old scored his sixth goal in five qualifying outings with 13 minutes left, rifling in after pouncing on a loose ball in the area. Albania survived despite having Eni Imami dismissed late on.
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