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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.
Slovakia made it two wins out of two in UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification Group 9 thanks to Arnold Šimonek's goal 15 minutes from time against winless Kazakhstan in Almaty.
A 2-0 defeat of Latvia in June had got Slovakia's campaign off to a good start, but they were facing a team that had twice drawn with Romania, including here in Almaty on Friday. But Šimonek ensured Kazakhstan's unbeaten start ended in an even game.
After a tight first half, the game opened after the break, with Kazakstan striker Sergey Lisenkov denied in a one-on-one chance with Pavol Bajza. The visitors were quick to respond as 1. FC Nürnberg midfielder Róbert Mak raced down the flank and crossed for Šimonek to strike from close range.
Kazakhstan had a chance to draw their third match in a row but Yeldos Akhmetov shot agonisingly wide after a corner. Kazakhstan return to action against France on 7 October, four days before Slovakia visit Latvia.
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