The draw ceremony for the final round of the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Tel Aviv, Israel on Wednesday 28 November at 19.00 local time (18.00 CET). Two groups of four teams will be drawn, and the matches are scheduled to take place from Wednesday 5 June to Tuesday 18 June 2013 at four venues in Israel: Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Netanya and Petach Tikva.
During the draw ceremony, the coach of the reigning Under-21 champions Spain, Julien Lopetegui, will hand the trophy over to UEFA President Michel Platini who, in turn, will hand it over to Avraham Luzon, President of the host association, the Israel Football Association (IFA), and member of the UEFA Executive Committee. Former Israel national team players and ambassadors for the 2013 UEFA Under-21 final tournament, Avi Nimny and Eli Ohana, will be present on stage to assist with the draw.
In accordance with the draw procedure, the eight finalist teams will be split into two groups of four. Israel, as the host association team, together with Spain, as the highest-ranked team, will be seeded at the draw and will be allocated positions A1 and B1 respectively. England and the Netherlands, ranked second and third respectively, will be drawn into positions A2 and B2. The remaining four teams - Italy, Germany, Russia and Norway - are not seeded. The seedings are based on the coefficient ranking list established on the basis of Annex I of the competition regulations.
The draw will be followed by interview opportunities with the coaches of the participating teams, representatives of their delegations, the Israel Football Association (IFA) and UEFA.
Media representatives wishing to attend the draw should apply for accreditation to the Israel Football Association via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for accreditations is Wednesday 21 November.
The draw will be broadcast by the Israeli television broadcaster Charlton, and will be screened live on UEFA.com.
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