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Jordan Books Third Place in Group B After 1-0 Win Over Oman

Jordan Books Third Place in Group B After 1-0 Win Over Oman

Around six hours after Australia shocked Iraq 1-0, Jordan posted a similar score against Oman at the King Abdullah International Stadium in Amman.


Like the Socceroos, Jordan found its footing late in the game. Oman dominated the first half, leaving Jordan scoreless at first. Qasim Said’s counter-attack was saved by Jordan keeper Amer Shafi, while Ismail al-Ajmi’s grazed the left post at the 26th minute mark.


Khali Bani Ateyah made a superb run on the right flank and passed the ball to Ahmad Ibrahim, who made the 57th strike that sealed Oman’s fate. Ateyah previously lost a ball from a cross by Odai Alsaify.


Oman tried to recover in the last 10 minutes, but could get only one good kick through Jordan goalkeeper Amar Sabbah courtesy of Saad Al Mukhaini.


Oman needed only a draw to advance to the next round.


According to Jordan Football Association Vice President Salah Sabra, “This is a great win for Jordan… We are looking forward to getting ready for Uzbekistan after this crucial win against Oman. Jordan is prepared for all scenarios at this stage.”


This victory is Jordan’s revenge for its earlier 2-1 away loss. With 10 points under its belt, Jordan will face Group B third-placer Uzbekistan on September 6 and 10. The victor of this match, in turn, will take on the fifth-ranked South American team in the intercontinental playoffs on November 15 and 19.


Meanwhile, Japan and Australia, as the Group B top two, will go to Brazil.


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