Jordan WNT holds Spain training camp in preparation for Asian Cup

2018-02-10 18:05:37
Jordan Women's National Team is keeping a busy schedule in preparation for the AFC Women's Asian Cup, as they prepare to head to Spain for a training camp from 12-24 February. The National Team will play three friendly matches against Spanish clubs, facing Madrid FFC on February 15, Rayo Vallecano on February 20, and Atletico de Madrid on February 22 in wrap up of camp. The camp comes as part of the partnership between Jordan Football Association and La Liga, which witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two organizations including cooperation for the development of the Women's Football scene in Jordan. The AFC Women's Asian Cup takes place in Jordan during April 2018, while holds magnificent importance as it will be the qualification route to the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2018. Jordan was drawn at group A along with China, Thailand, and the Philippines. While Group B consists of Japan, Australia, Korea, and Vietnam. The top two teams of each group qualify to the Asian Cup semis, while secure an automatic qualification to the FIFA Women's World Cup. The fifth and last ticket to the World Cup will be decided in a playoff match between the two groups third place holders. Head coach Michael Dickey announced a 22-player squad that will travel for the Spain camp, including a new call-up for 21 year old Alia Abu El Hawa, who plays with Virginia Tech Hokies at the United States. The squad consists of the following players: Goalkeepers: Salma Ghazal, Shireen Al Shalabi, Malak Shannak Defenders: Rouzbhan Fraij, Rand Abu Hussein, Yasmeen Khair, Lana Firas, Ayah Al Majali, Heba Fakhreddin, Al Anoud Ghazi Midfielders: Shorooq Shathli, Tasneem Abu Rob, Haya Khalil, Stephanie Al Naber, Razan Zagha, Mai Sweilem, Hannah Al Kousheh, Alia Abu El Hawa Forwards: Abeer Al Nahar, Luna Al Masri, Shahnaz Jibreen, Maysa Jbarah