Jordan exit Women's Asian Cup following China defeat

2018-04-15 13:24:21
Jordan's campaign at the AFC Women's Asian Cup 2018 came to an end following their 8-1 defeat to China in the closing match of group stage. In the encounter that took place at the Amman International Stadium on Tuesday, April 12, the Nashmiyat put a brilliant performance in the first period, in which it ended in 2-1 advantage for China. China took the lead in the 14th minute, only to be undone by Sarah Abu Sabbah 3 minutes later. 4 minutes before the break, China took the lead again with an own goal that deflected from the Jordanian defense into the back of the net. In the second half, China managed to scored four goals within the first 20 minutes, with the sixth goal coming from a penalty kick that resulted in the sending off of defender Yasmin Khair. With 11 players against 10, China managed to score to more goals in the last 5 minutes to end the match in a 8-1 victory. Jordan finished group stage in fourth place at group A, following three defeats to the Philippines, Thailand, and China. China topped the group with 9 points, while Thailand came in second with 6. The two teams secured a place in the semi final and the ticket to the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2018. The Philippines came in third with 3 points, which will allow them to play the play-off game against group B's third place holders to decide the fifth and final World Cup qualification ticket.