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Jordan plays Denmark in UAE camp

By JT - Jan 14,2018 - Last updated at Jan 14,2018

AMMAN — Jordan plays Denmark on Monday in its second friendly in the UAE which comes amid the preparation agenda for the 2019 Asian Cup finals.

During the training camp in the UAE, Jordan lost 2-1 to world’s 66th ranked Finland at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi ahead of the weekend, and will now play world’s 12th ranked Denmark’s second tier and U-21 line-up.

While Jordan’s coach Jamal Abu Abed tries to finalise the line-up hoping that playing leading teams will help demonstrate and gaps, observers note that facing second tier line-ups and not senior teams might not give the outcomes expected.

Jordan is in 107th place in the latest FIFA Rankings — a position they did not better throughout last year. The team is still out of the Asian top 10 compared to their best FIFA ranking of 37th in 2004 and its lowest ranking of 152nd in 1996.

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