CAN JORDAN’S WOMEN MAKE HISTORY AT ASIAN CUP?
Mar 30, 2018
Jordan’s female football team will bid to become the history makers when the Kingdom hosts the AFC Asian Cup from April 6-20.
The seven teams competing alongside Jordan are set to arrive in Amman for what promises to be the biggest sporting event that the Kingdom has hosted.
And while winning the trophy is the priority for all, there are five places available for next year’s World Cup in France, and Jordan will be bidding to become the first Arab team ever to qualify.
Following an intensive build-up, Jordan’s American coach, Michael Dickey, says his chargers are in the best shape possible. “We have been preparing for a long time now,” he said.
“We have played some top quality opposition in friendlies and done very well so we can enter the tournament with confidence having worked on our weaknesses.”
Jordan will compete in Group A alongside The Philippines, Thailand and China with the top two securing their place in the World Cup and the third placed team taking on the third-placed team in Group B for the fifth Asian spot in France.
“The players have a will to make history here in Jordan.
We have a great chance to qualify, but we also need the support of the Jordanian public to fill the stadiums to back the players,” added Dickey.