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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.
France moved nine points clear in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying Group 9 thanks to a comfortable 3-0 defeat of Latvia in Sedan.
Eric Mombaerts's team have now won all six of their games in the section without conceding and enjoy a healthy advantage at the summit, though second-placed Slovakia hold a game in hand. Vincent Pajot, Antoine Griezmann and substitute Steven Joseph Monrose got the goals to leave Les Bleuets able to seal their place in the play-offs when they face Kazakhstan on Friday.
France dominated throughout at the Stade Louis Dugauguez and had their first real chance after 20 minutes, when Artūrs Vaičulis pulled off a great save from Alexandre Lacazette. Francis Coquelin then tried his luck from 20 metres following a corner, before Pajot broke the deadlock with a 34th-minute penalty, Aleksejs Giļničs having handled the ball in the area.
With the home side proving constantly dangerous on the flanks, they continued to set the rhythm, doubling their lead 11 minutes after the interval when Griezmann finished off a classy counterattack. Latvia's best chance fell to Eduards Višņakovs with 18 minutes remaining, but his attempt lacked the power to trouble Ali Ahamada and Joseph Monrose promptly completed the win from inside the area following an excellent team move.
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|Erick Mombaerts (FRA)||Antonius Joore (NED)|
|Suren Baliyan (ARM)|
|Erik Arevshatyan (ARM), Mesrop Ghazaryan (ARM)|
|Zaven Hovhannisyan (ARM)|