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Jordan national football teams start training camp

By Aline Bannayan - May 24,2022 - Last updated at May 24,2022

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AMMAN — The national football team left for a training camp in Doha as they start the countdown for the 2023 Asian Cup qualifiers in Kuwait.

Jordan was drawn to play the qualifiers kicking off on June 8 in Group A alongside hosts Kuwait, Nepal, and Indonesia. The top team in addition to the top five second- placed teams will move on to the finals which will be held in 2023.

During their camp in Qatar, Jordan will play India on May 28 before playing Australia on June 1 in their last two friendlies.

Head coach Adnan Hamad said: “Choosing the current line-up took a lot of considerations into account as the national U23 team also has its Asian Championship simultaneously.”

Meanwhile, the U23 team that is preparing for the 5th Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U23 Championship in Uzbekistan in June is also holding a training camp in Doha, where Jordan is scheduled to play Qatar in two friendlies.

At the AFC Asian Championship, Jordan will play in a tough Group B against Australia, Kuwait and Iraq.   Fifteen nations will join hosts Uzbekistan in the championship which will be held in Central Asia for the first time.

It will be the 5th time for Jordan in the AFC U23 championship. In 2014, they finished third. In 2016, they reached the quarter-final, while in 2018, they were knocked out of Round 1 and in 2020, they reached the quarter-finals.

On the regional scene, Jordan won the title of the 2021 West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) U23 Championship in which they beat hosts Saudi Arabia in the final.  In 2015, Jordan was eliminated in the group stages of the first edition of the WAFF U23 Championship won by Iran, before they moved to the Central Asian Football Association.

 

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