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2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
אליפות אירופה בכדורגל עד גיל 21 - 2013
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Tournament details
Host country Israel
Dates 5–18 June
Teams(from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)(in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions 23x15px Spain (4th title)
Runners-up 23x15px Italy
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Goals scored 45 (3 per match)
Attendance 180,432 (12,029 per match)
Top scorer(s) 23x15px Álvaro Morata (4 goals)
Best player 23x15px Thiago[1]
2011
2015

2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship was the 19th staging of UEFA's European Under-21 Championship. The final tournament was hosted by Israel between the 5–18 June 2013.

The Israeli bid was chosen by UEFA's Executive Committee on 27 January 2011 in Nyon, Switzerland.[2] This bid defeated the other bids from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, England and Wales.

Spain won their fourth title after defeating Italy 4–2 in the final.

Qualification

The draw for the group stage of qualifying for the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship took place on 3 February in Nyon, Switzerland. 52 national teams took part in the qualifying. The group stage of qualifying began on 25 March 2011.[3] There were a total of ten groups, consisting of five or six teams each. All the teams in each group faced each other two times, at home and away. The team at the top of each group and the four best second-placed teams qualified to the playoff round. In the playoff round, the 14 teams were drawn to play seven two-legged matches. The winners joined Israel in the tournament finals.

List of qualified teams

The following teams qualified for the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship:

Venues

The Competition was played at four venues, Bloomfield (Tel Aviv), Teddy (Jerusalem), HaMoshava (Petah Tikva) and Netanya Municipal Stadium.

Jerusalem Netanya
Teddy Stadium Netanya Stadium
Capacity: 34,000 Capacity: 13,800
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Petah Tikva Tel Aviv
HaMoshava Stadium Bloomfield Stadium
Capacity: 11,500 Capacity: 14,413
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Match Officials

In December 2012, it was announced that these six referees would take charge of matches at the final tournament:

It was furthermore announced that additional assistant referees would be deployed at Israel's final tournament.[4]

Seeding

The draw for the final tournament took place on 28 November 2012 in Tel Aviv. As the highest-ranked team according to the competition coefficient rankings, Spain are one of the top two seeds alongside hosts Israel. Those two sides will be drawn into separate groups, as will the second and third-ranked teams in the list, England and the Netherlands. The remaining four countries are unseeded and will be placed in the remaining positions in the two four-team sections.[5][6]

Top seeds Second seeds Unseeded

Squads

The deadline for the submission of the final 23-man squads was ten days before the opening match: Sunday 26 May 2013.

Group stage

The draw for the group stage was held on 28 November 2012 in Tel Aviv.[7]

All times are local (UTC+3).

Group A

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5 June 2013
21:30
England 23x15px 0–1 23x15px Italy
Report Insigne Goal 79'
Bloomfield Stadium, Tel Aviv
Attendance: 10,660
Referee: Antony Gautier (France)




11 June 2013
19:00
Norway 23x15px 1–1 23x15px Italy
Strandberg Goal 90' (pen.) Report Bertolacci Goal 90+4'
Bloomfield Stadium, Tel Aviv
Attendance: 7,130
Referee: Ivan Bebek (Croatia)

Group B

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6 June 2013
19:00
Spain 23x15px 1–0 23x15px Russia
Morata Goal 82' Report
Teddy Stadium, Jerusalem
Attendance: 8,127
Referee: Matej Jug (Slovenia)



9 June 2013
21:30
Germany 23x15px 0–1 23x15px Spain
Report Morata Goal 86'
Netanya Stadium, Netanya
Attendance: 11,750
Referee: Paweł Gil (Poland)


12 June 2013
19:00
Russia 23x15px 1–2 23x15px Germany
Dzagoev Goal 22' Report Herrmann Goal 34'
Rudy Goal 69' (pen.)
Netanya Stadium, Netanya
Attendance: 9,500
Referee: Matej Jug (Slovenia)

Knockout stage

Bracket

Semi-finals Final
15 June – Netanya
 23x15px Spain 3  
 23x15px Norway 0  
 
18 June – Jerusalem
     23x15px Spain 4
   23x15px Italy 2
15 June – Petah Tikva
 23x15px Italy 1
 23x15px Netherlands 0  

Semifinals

15 June 2013
18:30
Spain 23x15px 3–0 23x15px Norway
Rodrigo Goal 45+1'
Isco Goal 87'
Morata Goal 90+3'
Report
Netanya Stadium, Netanya
Attendance: 12,048
Referee: Serhiy Boiko (Ukraine)

Final

18 June 2013
19:00
Spain 23x15px 4–2 23x15px Italy
Thiago Goal 6'31'38' (pen.)
Isco Goal 66' (pen.)
Report Immobile Goal 10'
Borini Goal 80'
Teddy Stadium, Jerusalem
Attendance: 29,300
Referee: Matej Jug (Slovenia)

Team of the Tournament

The UEFA Technical Team was charged with naming a squad composed of the 23 best players over the course of the tournament. Spain, with eleven, have the most players in the team of the tournament.[1]

UEFA Team of the Tournament
Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards
23x15px David de Gea 23x15px Alberto Moreno 23x15px Asier Illarramendi 23x15px Álvaro Morata
23x15px Francesco Bardi 23x15px Iñigo Martínez 23x15px Isco 23x15px Rodrigo
23x15px Ørjan Nyland 23x15px Marc Bartra 23x15px Koke 23x15px Fabio Borini
23x15px Martín Montoya 23x15px Thiago Alcântara 23x15px Georginio Wijnaldum
23x15px Luca Caldirola 23x15px Lewis Holtby 23x15px Luuk de Jong
23x15px Bruno Martins Indi 23x15px Marco Verratti
23x15px Stefan Strandberg 23x15px Adam Maher
23x15px Alan Dzagoev

Goalscorers

4 goals

3 goals
2 goals

1 goal

Official match ball

The official ball for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship was unveiled during the draw in Tel Aviv on 28 November 2012.[9] The ball has the same blue and white colours as tournament hosts Israel and its design features the same thermally bonded triangular patterns as the adidas Tango 12, match ball of UEFA Euro 2012.

Calls to boycott tournament

After Israel was announced as host there were calls to boycott the tournament. The most prominent petition against the tournament taking place in Israel was organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign which demanded UEFA President Michel Platini reverse his decision.[10] Another petition[11] organised by Muslim Public Affairs Committee UK demanded that UEFA move the tournament to England after the Daily Mail[12] and The Jewish Chronicle reported[13] that UEFA considered asking the FA to be on standby if the Gaza-Israel conflict continued.

Another petition, organised by former Sevilla FC footballer Frédéric Kanouté and containing the name of 50 professional footballers who had signed it,[14] also gained media attention[15] but attracted criticism when some of the names listed on it were disputed. Didier Drogba, for example, claimed he never signed the petition and his name was removed from the list.[16]

Broadcast from UEFA European Under-21 Championship

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Américas

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Free TV

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