JORDAN FOOTBALLERS STEP CLOSER TO RIO OLYMPICS
May 21, 2015
Jordan's young footballers were the toast of the town last night after drawing 3-3 with Kuwait in Al Ain, UAE, to reach the final qualifying tournament for the Rio Olympics.
The U23 players held their nerve after two comfortable victories against Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan to qualify as the group winners on seven points.
And it was Wehdat star Bahaa Feisal who took centre stage by scoring all three goals. Jordan were 1-0 up but went 2-1 down before reclaiming the lead at 3-2 and holding off a late onslaught from Kuwait who needed to win to qualify and managed to equalise.
Next up is the final Asian Qualifying tournament to be held early next year with places in the 2016 Olympic Games up for grabs.