JORDAN DRAWN WITH FAVOURITES AT ASIAN CUP
May 04, 2018
Jordan have been drawn in a tough group for the 17th AFC Asian Cup that will be held in the UAE from January 5 - February 1, 2019.
The Nashama will be in Group B alongside defending champions Australia, Syria and Palestine.
At Friday’s draw in Dubai, the hosts were pulled in Group A with Thailand, India and Bahrain, while Group C sees South Korea, China, Kyrgyzstan and The Philippines lock horns.
Group D will consist of Iran, Iraq, Vietnam and Yemen and Group E has Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Lebanon and North Korea. Group F contains Japan, Uzbekistan, Oman and Turkmenistan.
Top two from each group will qualify to the next round as well as the best four teams who finish third.
This is Jordan’s fourth appearance in the finals after China 2004, Qatar 2011 and Australia 2015.
The winner will be awarded $5million, while second place will get $3m.