Jordan Women’s National Team was defeated by Thailand 3-0 in a friendly that was held on Saturday, December 9, at the SCG Stadium in Bangkok.
Thailand broke the deadlock in the 12th minute, taking advantage of the lack of concentration at the backline, to end the first half with a 1-0 advantage.
The hosts managed to double the lead with a freekick from a narrow angle, 6 minutes after the beginning of the second half. And added another goal one minute later, with a cross that deflected from the defense into the back of the net. Final score: Thailand 3, Jordan nil.
Head coach Michael Dickey expressed his dissatisfaction with the performance against Thailand, pointing out the mistakes and errors that happened during the game, which he thinks that should be solved in the second encounter against the Thai team next Tuesday.
Dickey said: “We gave the Thai team a lot of time to play freely, we lacked concentration, and we didn’t move the ball fast enough, kept it for too long at times, and that’s not what we are used to do!”
“This game was a lesson to what could happen when you lack the discipline and concentration, and how it could be very costly if it happened in an official tournament. We have to correct all the mistakes in the next game, so we won’t have a similar performance.”
“Despite the result, I was still happy with some of what the substituted brought into the game, and specially the youngsters within our squad, who stepped up in a positive manner.”
“The Thai team was good, in which during the game we found out that we have been drawn together at the Asian Cup next April. So we now look forward to our second matchup against them in 2 days.” Dickey concluded.
Jordan will head group A at the 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup, along with China, Thailand, and the philippines, who will be competing to book a place at the FIFA Women’s World Cup – France 2019, by securing one of the top 2 places at the group.
Jordan’s lineup vs Thailand:
Shireen Al Shalabi – Rand Abu Hussein, Ayah Al Majali (Al Anoud Ghazi), Lana Feras, Razan Al Zagha (Leen Al Btoush), Yasmeen Khair, Haya Khalil (Shorouq Shathli), Stephanie Al Naber (Mai Sweilem), Luna Al Masri (Abeer Al Nahar), Shahnaz Jibreen, Maysa Jbarah (Luna Al Momani).