AMMAN — Shabab Urdun host Bahrain’s Hadd in their inaugural match of the Arab Football Association Cup at Amman International Stadium today. Shabab Urdun are now fourth in the Jordan Professional League after they beat Yarmouk 5-1. Club Chairman Salim Kheir said his team was ready and anxious to start the next phase of matches. “We hope to come out with a positive result in the home match. We’re also looking forward to playing Wihdat in the league before we leave for the return leg,’’ he was quoted in the local media as saying. Shabab Urdun will play the return leg on September 26 in Manama. The inaugural Arab FA Cup draw put Shabab Urdun against Al Hadd in Round 1 while Jordan’s Baqaa moved to the second round with Al Naser of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait’s Arabi and a team from Iraq. The Jordan Football Association named league fourth team Baqaa and fifth team Shabab Urdun to the Arab FA Cup, while league champs and runners-up Faisali and Ramtha will play the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup for 2013.
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