|1||Greece||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|7||Republic of Ireland||Liechtenstein|
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.
Jiloan Hamad scored the only goal as Sweden came away from Malta with a 1-0 UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group 2 win.
The Azerbaijan-born midfielder, who has been playing in the UEFA Europa League with Malmö FF, sent a shot wide after five minutes following a blunder by Malta goalkeeper Steve Sultana, but he made amends on 36 minutes, blasting the ball into the net after connecting with an Astrit Adjarević corner.
Miguel Ciantar went close for Malta after 42 minutes when Karl-Johan Johnsson left a post unguarded, but it took sterling efforts from Sultana to keep out Rasmus Jönsson and Samuel Armenteros after the break. Rowen Muscat had a goal disallowed for the home side on 73 minutes, but Sweden otherwise looked largely untroubled.
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|Raymond Farrugia (MLT)||Hakan Ericson (SWE)|
|Dawid Piasecki (POL)|
|Maciej Wierzbowski (POL), Marcin Lis (POL)|
|Marcin Borski (POL)|