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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.
Connor Wickham scored the only goal as England defeated qualification rivals Norway to progress to the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs as Group 8 winners.
Needing a draw to confirm their presence in Friday's draw for the next stage of the competition, Stuart Pearce's team emerged victorious courtesy of Wickham's 43rd-minute strike.
A first half which featured opportunities for England's Martyn Waghorn, whose shot was tipped over at full stretch by Arild Østbø, and Thomas Ince, either side of a couple of openings for Norway's lively midfielder Harmet Singh, ended with Sunderland AFC striker Wickham capitalising on a defensive mistake to slide the ball into the far corner.
Norway dominated the second period and ought to have been level midway through the half when Jo Inge Berget headed wastefully wide with only goalkeeper Jason Steele to beat. Four minutes later, wonderful interplay on the break between Yann-Erik de Lanlay and Omar Elabdellaoui ended in the latter's low cross finding Håvard Nielsen, whose first-time shot crashed off the underside of the crossbar.
With seconds remaining, Mushaga Bakenga shielded the ball in the penalty box and freed Nielsen, whose curling effort cleared the crossbar.
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