National team defeated in Australia encounter, fails to qualify

Australia's Rhyan Grant Jordan's Baha Abdelrahman
Australia's Rhyan Grant views for the ball with Jordan's Baha Abdelrahman during the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification group B football match between Australia and Jordan at the Kuwait Sports Club in Kuwait City on June 15, 2021. (Photo: AFP)
AMMAN — Jordan’s first-division football team on Tuesday failed to move to the final stage of the qualifiers for Qatar 2022 World Cup tournament, after a 0-1 defeat in a make-or-break match with Australia, which took place in Doha.اضافة اعلان

The sole goal came through a header by Harry James Souttar in the 75th minute, while Jordanian player Moussa Al-Taamari received the red card after he elbowed Aziz Eraltay Behich to the face and had to leave the match.

With this result, the Nashama landed third in Group B of the qualifiers with 14 points, the same score of Kuwait, which moved to the second place because of the goal difference. Kuwait won its match against Taiwan, while Australia secured the first place in the group, with 24 points.

On Friday, the national team ended its match with Kuwait with a 0-0 draw, and had to win its encounter with the Australian Kangaroos to qualify for the next stage.

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