Women’s national leaves for Armenia

The women’s national football team during their final training session before leaving for Yerevan, Armenia. (Photo: Jordan Football Association)
AMMAN — The women’s national football team on Sunday jet off to the Armenian capital, Yerevan, to compete in an international friendly championship; scheduled for April 7.   اضافة اعلان

Partaking in the tournament — set to last until April 13 — is among the Jordanian team’s preparations for the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup qualifiers, which are scheduled between September 13 and September 25.

The team will begin making their way through the Armenian championship with a match against Lithuania on April 7, followed by games against Armenia and Lebanon on April 10 and April 12 respectively.

Explaining the player selection criteria for the championship; the national team’s coach, David Nascimento was quoted by the Jordan Football Federation’s (JFA) website as saying: “The names on the list (were selected) on the basis of long-term assessment and monitoring since the beginning of the preparation stage.”

Nascimento added: “This tournament is important as it marks the first step in preparation for the official event (AFC qualifiers). We look forward to achieving the objectives of the championship, which include monitoring the players’ performance and boosting their cohesion.” 

Team members and accompanying staff have all tested negative for COVID-19, in compliance with the health protocol followed by all teams wishing to play outside Jordan; according to an official statement published on the JFA website.