December 29, 2018 / 9:03 AM / 10 months ago

FACTBOX-Soccer-Jordan at the Asian Cup

    Dec 29 (Reuters) - Factbox on Jordan ahead of the Asian Cup,
which takes place in the United Arab Emirates from Jan 5 to Feb
    FIFA world ranking: 109
    Ranking in Asia: 19
    Previous Asian Cups: 3
    Best performance: Quarter-finals (2004, 2011)
    2015: Group stage
    Nickname: The Chivalrous
    Coach: Vital Borkelmans
    Regular captain: Amer Shafi
    Player to watch: Munther Abu Amarah
    Recent form:  
    Oct 16     Croatia  2-1 Jordan          Rijeka
    Nov 17     Jordan   2-1 India           Amman
    Nov 20     Jordan   1-1 Saudi Arabia    Amman
    Dec 20     Jordan   0-1 Kyrgyzstan      Doha
    Dec 23     Qatar    2-0 Jordan          Doha
    Group B
    Jan 9    Australia v Jordan          Al Ain
    Jan 10   Jordan v Syria              Al Ain
    Jan 15   Palestine v Jordan          Abu Dhabi
    Jordan will be looking to have a similar impact to the one
on their Asian Cup debut in 2004, when the country pushed
defending champions Japan to the brink of elimination in the
    New coach Vital Borkelmans has had limited time with his
team, who have been handed a difficult draw but, having defeated
Australia earlier in qualifying, the west Asian nation will be
confident their robust football will pay dividends.

 (Compiled by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by John
0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below