Jordan launched their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign with an impressive 3-1 win in Tajikistan tonight (Thursday).
And it was largely down to Hassan Abdel Fattah who bagged a superb hat-trick in the Republican Stadium to stun the home fans in Group B.
Fattah opened the scoring in the 29th minute and then doubled the advantage in the 63rd minute. But the hosts pulled one back seven minutes later before Fattah struck again to secure the three points with just two minutes remaining.
Group B also contains favourites Australia, Bangladesh and Kyrgyzstan who they play next on September 3. Next Tuesday the national team meets Trinidad & Tobago in Irbid.
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