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Jordan’s U-16 women’s team to play Guam

By Aline Bannayan - Sep 04,2016 - Last updated at Sep 05,2016

AMMAN — The women’s U-16 national football team plays Guam on Monday in its final match in Group A qualifiers for the 2017 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-16 Women’s Championship.

The squad is hoping to score their sole win of the event after they lost the chance to play for an advanced position for the sole qualifying berth from the group. Jordan went down 2-1 to Thailand then lost 2-0 to Laos and 4-2 to Myanmar.

Thailand retained the group lead with an unbeaten run. In addition to Jordan, they beat Laos 5-2 and Guam 4-0. Laos are second after they beat Jordan in addition to Myanmar 5-2 and Guam 14-1, while Myanmar beat Guam 11-0.

The final day will see Myanmar play Thailand with both team playing for the sole qualifying berth from the group. The qualifiers have brought together 24 teams playing in four groups with the top team from each group advancing to the championship. Last edition’s top four — North Korea, Japan, China and Thailand — have qualified.

Japan has won three of the past six editions of the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship. Jordan’s U-16 team did not qualify to the 2015 AFC U-16 Women’s Championship after qualifying in 2013.

Jordan’s squad seems to have had a tough task with the line-up missing players who are on the U-17 team line-up currently preparing for the Women’s World Cup kicking off September 30, 2016, in the Kingdom.

Jordan’s U-19 women’s national team is also reading for Asian Group A qualifiers for the 2017 AFC U-19 Women’s Championship. The qualifiers set for October 29 will see Jordan play alongside Australia, Singapore and Lebanon and the Northern Mariana Islands. The top team from each group moves to the championship in 2017. The women’s senior national team has also regrouped to start preparations for qualifiers for the 2018 AFC Women’s Championship starting in April 2017.

 

Group A Standings

 

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

Pts

Thailand

3

3

0

0

11

3

9

Laos

4

3

0

1

23

8

9

Myanmar

3

2

0

1

17

7

6

Jordan

3

0

0

3

3

8

0

Guam

3

0

0

3

1

29

0

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