Jordan WNT takes on Thailand.. with their sights set on the Asian Cup draw
Jordan Women’s National Team takes on Thailand in a friendly match that will be held on Saturday, 9 December, at the SCG Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, as part of the ongoing preparations for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup, which Jordan hosts for the first time in the region next April.
The two teams also await the result of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup draw, which will be held simultaneously at the lowest point on earth, in Dead Sea, Jordan, under the patronage of Jordan FA President HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein.
Jordan will head group A as the host nation seeded in pot 1, along with Japan who will go into group B as title holders, while the remaining teams will be drawn into the two groups with Australia and China in pot 2, Korea Republic and Thailand in pot 3, and Vietnam and the Philippines in pot 4. The draw ceremony will also witness the unveiling of the new 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup logo
Meanwhile, the Jordanian National Team held its official training ahead of match day on Friday, December 8, at the SCG Stadium. The team has been recently working on the plan and formation that will be facing Thailand, after analyzing the opponent’s way of play, strengths and weaknesses.
A match coordination meeting was held on Friday as well, where officials from Thailand FA, and from both teams went through game arrangements for the upcoming two friendly matches between Jordan and Thailand (December 9 & December 12, Kickoff @ 12:00 pm in Jordan Local Time).
Following the match coordination meeting, a press conference was held at the Thailand FA headquarter, where both team head coaches talked about the upcoming encounters, preparations for the Asian Cup, and shed some light on the anticipated draw.
Head coach Michael Dickey highlighted the importance of facing Thailand in preparation for the Women’s Asian Cup as a team that will be taking place in the tournament, and a potential opponent that Jordan might face at the finals.
Captain Stephanie Al Naber said that the players are fully focused on the game, and are well-aware of how good their opponents are, which is the kind of challenge that the team needs ahead of the Asian Cup.
On her part, Thailand Head Coach Nuengrutai Srathongvian stated that Thailand, since it booked its ticket to the Asian Cup, has been scouting all the teams that made it to the finals, and that they have been following the preparations agenda of Jordan, addressing team development and good results that have been recorded lately.
Additionally, the match between Thailand and Jordan will be live-broadcasted through Thailand’s online streaming channel via the following url: https://mycujoo.tv/fa-thailand?id=11594