|1||Belarus||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|7||Turkey||Republic of Ireland|
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.
Norway got off to the perfect start in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 8 by winning 2-0 in Iceland.
Iceland, who made a winning start to their campaign when then they defeated Belgium 2-1 on Thursday, found themselves behind after 31 minutes in Kopavogur, Joshua King opening the scoring for Per Joar Hansen's charges.
The VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach forward spurned an ideal chance to double his team's tally nine minutes after half-time when he failed to convert from the penalty spot. The visitors nevertheless wrapped up the victory through captain Thomas Rogne three minutes from time.
Iceland resume their campaign on 6 October against England, who in their opener hit six against Azerbaijan, who are next up for Norway the same night.
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|Tómas Tómasson (ISL)||Per Joar Hansen (NOR)|
|Jakob Kehlet (DEN)|
|Niels Hoeg (DEN), Lars Hummelgaard (DEN)|
|Michael Tykgaard (DEN)|