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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.
Two goals in the opening seven minutes set England on their way to victory against Norway and a three-point lead at the top of UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 8.
Craig Dawson gave the visitors a third-minute lead when he headed in a corner from Henri Lansbury, with Jordan Henderson swiftly doubling the advantage at the far post following Marvin Sordell's left-wing delivery.
Though Valon Berisha reduced the hosts' arrears midway through the first half from a perfect pass by Markus Henriksen, Norway were unable to force an equaliser.
England − who lost Dawson for eight minutes before half-time while the defender underwent treatment to a head injury − were always dangerous on the break and came closest to a third late on when Lansbury struck the bar from close range.
The victory leaves England three points ahead of Norway and five clear of third-placed Belgium, who face the Nordic nation on 10 November, when Stuart Pearce's host Iceland.
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|Per Joar Hansen (NOR)||Stuart Pearce (ENG)|
|Halis Özkahya (TUR)|
|Baki Tuncay Akkin (TUR), Çem Satman (TUR)|
|Tolga Özkalfa (TUR)|