Jordan loses World Cup qualification hopes after defeat to Thailand

2018-04-10 12:07:51
Jordan Women's National Team hopes of reaching the FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 came to an end, after suffering a 6-1 defeat to Thailand in the second round of AFC Women's Asian Cup group stage. In the match that was held at the King Abdullah II Stadium, Thailand was able to score early in the first minute of the game, then managed to double the lead in the 6th minute. The two early goals affected the team's display, and despite going forward and creating a number of chances, it was Thailand who scored again from a closed-ranged freekick in the 39th minute, and managed to score the fourth 2 minutes later. Shahnaz Jibreen pulled one back for Jordan before the break to end the first half at 4-1. The Jordanian Team got rid of its defensive cautiousness and entered the second half with an attacking attitude after switching to a 3-5-2 formation. More chances were created, most notably for Anfal Al Soufy's canceled offside goal after 10 minutes of play. The National Team kept trying to score and get back on the game but the Thai team was able to score twice in the 69th and 90+1 minutes to end the match with 6-1 win against Jordan. The closing match of group stage will be played against China on Thursday, April 12, at Amman International Stadium (Kickoff at 8:00 pm). The team is last in the group behind Philippines at third with 3 points, Thailand at second in goal difference above the Philippines, and China at the top spot with 6 places, with a guaranteed place at the Asian Cup semis, and a ticket for the Women's World Cup.