Jordan kicked off their AFC U-23 Championship Qualifiers campaign with a 7-0 win against Bangladesh in the match that was held on Wednesday, July 19, at the Dura Stadium in Palestine.
Jordan Football Association President HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein congratulated the team for their win and praised the team’s coaching staff lead by head coach Iain Brunskill, while extended his good wishes to the players for the extraordinary efforts and performance.
Mousa Al Ta’mari scored the opener in the 14th minute and Noor Al Deen Alrawabdeh added the second in the 37th. Al Ta’mari scored his second and the team’s third in the 50th minute. while Ahmed Al Reyahi scored the fourth goal in the 54th minute, before team captain Baha’ Faisal added the fifth on 58 minutes. Alrawabdeh widened the lead even further when he scored the sixth goal in the 63rd minute and Al Reyahi completed a good night for Jordan when he netted the seventh form the penalty spot in the 79th minute.
Jordan will play hosts Palestine next on Friday, who drew with 2-2 Tajikistan in the opening match.
Head coach Iain Brunskill reflected on Jordan’s win in the post-match press conference by saying: “The first match is always the hardest because the abilities of the other teams are still undiscovered. It was a good start and it will be helpful for the players in the next games. The players played a big role in this win and we must now prepare for Palestine as I rate it as the toughest match in the group, especially as the Palestinian team have very talented players, in addition to being the hosts.”