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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.
A goal in the fourth minute of added time from Rowen Muscat rescued a draw for Malta in their UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 2 qualifier against Ukraine.
The captain's equaliser came at the end of a game which exploded into life with three goals in the opening 13 minutes, two of which were scored by Ukraine's Roman Bezus.
The FC Vorksla Poltava striker lobbed the visitors into a tenth-minute lead, looping the ball over hesitant goalkeeper Steve Sultana, yet Ukraine's joy was short-lived as Terence Vella ran on to Miguel Ciantar's pass and rounded Maxym Koval.
Bezus restored Ukraine's advantage when he avoided three challenges in the area and fired past Sultana, who kept his team in contention with second-half saves from Yevhen Shakhov and Illya Mikhaliov.
Ukraine were now in control and looked set to follow up their opening loss to Slovenia with three points but, with time ebbing away, Muscat profited from a long ball out from the back to lob in a goal which earned the hosts their fifth point from as many matches in the group.
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