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Jordan hosts South Korea on Friday

By Aline Bannayan - Nov 13,2014 - Last updated at Nov 13,2014

AMMAN — The national football team is set to face South Korea on Friday in a friendly as they start their last phase of preparations for the 2015 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) 2015 Asian Cup in Australia. 

Seven-hundred tickets are allocated for Korean spectators at the game which kicks off at the King Abdullah II Stadium at 4:30pm. 

Some of the Kigdom’s professionals playing abroad have joined the line-up as head coach Ray Wilkins has made some changes with the aim of finalising the line-up after the upcoming series of friendlies.

“The match against 66th ranked South Korea will be a real test as the aim is choosing the best players and achieving our goals,” head coach Ray Wilkins told the local media. 

The Kingdom  was drawn to play in
Group D with 2011 holders Japan, Iraq and Palestine.

Following the match, Jordan’s squad is set to leave to Talinn, Estonia, for another friendly on November 18 against their 88th ranked hosts. Jordan is slated to play Uzbekistan on December 20, the UAE on December 31 and Bahrain on January 4 ahead of the Asian Cup.

The coach said there was a lot of focused work to be done and that the team should be well prepared. In past matches, Jordan has tied South Korea twice and lost twice.

Jordan dropped five spots to 74th in the latest FIFA Rankings.  

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