|7||Hungary||Republic of Ireland|
|1||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Greece|
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.
Belgium ended UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 8 with a comfortable defeat of Iceland.
With hope of a top-two finish in Group 8 ended by Friday's 3-1 home loss to Norway, Belgium were at least able to exact revenge for the 2-1 defeat in Reykjavik that opened their campaign. That proved to be the only points Iceland managed.
Dominant from the off, Igor Vetokele's hard and low finish on 25 minutes opened the scoring after he was set up by Maxime Lestienne. Iceland were always a threat from fast counters to it was a relief to Belgium when Wannes Van Tricht made it 2-0 with 21 minutes left, pouncing on the rebound when Árni Ólafsson denied Alpaslan Ozturk.
R. Standard de Liège forward Mitshy Batshuayi was then brought on within two minutes made it three after a solo run from the left. Another of those runs set up Vetokele to claim his second in the 89th minute and deep in added time the 18-year-old Batshuayi, who also scored on his Belgium debut on Friday, struck again from the right of the box.
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|Johan Walem (BEL)||Eyjólfur Sverrisson (ISL)|
|Padraig Sutton (IRL)|
|Kenneth Hennessy (IRL), Emmet Dynan (IRL)|
|Paul Tuite (IRL)|