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Jordan to play Qatar for W. Asia title

By Aline Bannayan - Jan 06,2014 - Last updated at Jan 06,2014

AMMAN — Jordan plays Qatar in the final of the 8th West Asian Football Championship (WAFC), which concludes in Doha, Qatar, on Tuesday.

In the semis, Jordan beat Bahrain 1-0 as Qatar beat Kuwait 3-0 to qualify for the final.

In the first round, Jordan beat Kuwait 2-1 and held Lebanon 0-0 in Group C.

The event included nine teams with the top team from each group as well as the best second-placed team moving to the semis.

In the last edition of the event, Jordan exited in the first round.

The WAFC was initiated by Jordan in 2000 and headed by HRH Prince Ali, president of the Jordan Football Association and the West Asian Football Federation.

Jordan’s best result at the WAFC was runners-up in 2002 and 2008.

Iran won the title for the fourth time in 2008. Iraq won the title once in 2002, Kuwait in 2010 and Syria in 2012.

Following the WAFC, Jordan is set to resume Asian Cup 2015 qualifiers to which the team has technically qualified.

Jordan will play Oman on January 31, Singapore on February 4 and Syria on March 5.

Jordan is now second in Asian Cup Group A qualifiers after they held Oman 0-0, tied Syria 1-1 and defeated Singapore 4-0 in Leg 1.

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