|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.
The Netherlands are assured of a place in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs after a commanding 4-1 victory against ten-man Austria.
The hosts' stronghold on group 10 never looked under threat in a game they controlled with confidence. Captain Bram Nuytinck set them on their way after eight minutes, before Genero Zeefuik doubled their lead. Georginio Wijnaldum made it three seven minutes before the break, and although Marcel Sabitzer reduced the deficit, Austria's misery was soon compounded by Rick ten Voorde.
Cor Pot's Netherlands knew victory would seal top spot in the section, and any tension was eased when Nuytinck turned in Adam Maher's centre. A second goal came 20 minutes later when Zeefuik finished with aplomb, and things got worse for the visitors when Wijnaldum was upended in the penalty area. The Feyenoord forward saw his spot kick saved by Jörg Siebenhandl but reacted quickly to turn in the rebound.
Austria emerged after the break with renewed promise but their task became trickier still when Martin Hinteregger was shown a second yellow card. Undeterred, Austria found some solace through Sabitzer's simple finish on 56 minutes. Their relief was short lived, however, as Voorde latched on to Wijnaldum's incisive pass and steered the ball past Siebenhandl.
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|Cor Pot (NED)||Werner Gregoritsch (AUT)|
|Nikolaj Hänni (SUI)|
|Johannes Vogel (SUI), Edi Kaufmann (SUI)|
|Alain Bieri (SUI)|