Jordan U17 ladies lose to Brazil in final pre-World Cup friendly
Jordan U17 Women’s National Team was beaten by Brazil 7-0 in a friendly that was held on Thursday evening at the Petra Stadium in Amman in the final pre-World Cup preparation game ahead of the historic first appearance in the U17 Women’s World Cup.
The match was attended by Jordan Football Association president HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, as well as the Brazilian Ambassador in Jordan, and many of the sports personalities in Jordan. Prince Ali met with the girls after the end of the game and urged them to benefit from the experience of facing such a team and urged them to give it their best in the upcoming U17 Women’s World Cup.
Going back to the game, the guests managed to open the scoring early in the 10th minute of the game following a long range shot that tricked the goalie after bouncing on the ground and going into the back of the net. The Brazilians managed to double the lead through a header following a freekick two minutes later. Jordan came close to pull one back just as they kicked the ball off right after Brazil scored the second one taking advantage of the Brazilians preoccupation with the celebrations but Sarah Abu Sabbah’s effort went inches wide.
The National Team managed to reorganize, while goalkeeper Rand Albustanji made a number of saves to make sure halftime ends in a 2-0 advantage for the visitors.
In the second half, Brazil managed to score an early goal just 5 minutes after the break. The goal helped Brazil to dominate play as they managed to score three more in the 58th, 72nd, 76th, and 80th minute. The match reached its end with a 7-0 win for South America’s runner-ups.
Jordan will kick off its campaign at the U17 Women’s World Cup with a challenging clash against Spain in the opening game on September 30, then they face Mexico on October 3, and the last game of the group stage will be against New Zealand on October 7.
Jordan’s lineup vs. Brazil:
Rand Albustanji - Farah Alzaben (Rahmeh Abzakh), Luna Sahloul (C), Alanoud Ghazi, Noor Zoqash, Jeeda Alnaber, Tasneem Abu Rob, Rouzbahan Fraij (Joel Srouji), Noor Abu Kiskh (Tasneem Isleem, Jana Abu Ghosh (Yasmeen Zabian), Sarah Abu Sabbah (Leen Albtoush)