Jordan launches its long road to trying to qualify for the 2018 World Cup this week when they travel to Tajikistan for their opening match. The game kicks off on Thursday night at 7pm with Jordan placed in a tough Asian Group B with Australia, Bangladesh, Kyrgyzstan as well as Tajikistan.
The tournament will also be the initial qualifying round for the 2019 Asian Cup to take place in the UAE. There are eight groups in total, with the winners and best four runners-up going through to the next phase of World Cup qualifiers, but also directly securing places to the Asian Cup finals. Jordan has not been in the best of form this year and has slipped to 103 in the FIFA world rankings. They have warmed up for this week’s match with friendly draws against Lebanon (0-0) and Kuwait (2-2). The Group matches will run through to March 2016.
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