The play-offs of the 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying competition involve eight of the nine runners-up in the qualifying group stage, the top-ranked team being directly qualified for the tournament.
Ranking of second-placed teamsEdit
Only the results of the second-placed teams against the first, third, fourth and fifth-placed teams in their group are taken into account, while results against the sixth-placed team in six-team groups are not included. As a result, eight matches played by each second-placed team are counted for the purposes of determining the ranking. The top-ranked team qualifies directly for the final tournament, while the other teams enter the play-offs.
|7||F||Republic of Ireland||8||5||0||3||13||9||+4||15|
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) away goals scored; 5) wins; 6) away wins; 7) disciplinary points; 8) coefficient ranking.
The draw for the play-offs was held on 21 June 2022 in Nyon, Switzerland.
The four play-off winners qualify for the final tournament.
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg|
|Croatia||3–3 (5–4 p)||Denmark||2–1||1–2 (a.e.t.)|
|Republic of Ireland||1–1 (1–3 p)||Israel||1–1||0–0 (a.e.t.)|
3–3 on aggregate. Croatia won 5–4 on penalties and qualified for the 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.
Ukraine won 5–3 on aggregate and qualified for the 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.
|Republic of Ireland||1–1||Israel|
|Israel||0–0 (a.e.t.)||Republic of Ireland|
1–1 on aggregate. Israel won 3–1 on penalties and qualified for the 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.
Czech Republic won 2–1 on aggregate and qualified for the 2023 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.
There have been 19 goals scored in 8 matches, for an average of 2.38 goals per match.
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