Jordan national football team

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Jordan
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) النشامى
Al-Nashāmā
("The Chivalrous")
Association Jordan Football Association
Sub-confederation WAFF (West Asia)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Ray Wilkins
Asst coach Frank Stapleton
Captain Hatem Aqel
Home stadium Amman International Stadium
FIFA code JOR
FIFA ranking 56 Increase 1 (14 August 2014)
Highest FIFA ranking 37 (August 2004)
Lowest FIFA ranking 152 (July 1996)
Elo ranking 62
Highest Elo ranking 37 (23 July 2004)
Lowest Elo ranking 143 (September 1984, July 1985)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Syria 3–1 Jordan Jordan
(Egypt: 1 August 1953)
Biggest win
Jordan Jordan 9–0 Nepal   
(Amman: Jordan; 23 July 2011)
Biggest defeat
 Japan 6–0 Jordan Jordan
(Saitama, Japan: 8 June 2012)
Asian Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 2004)
Best result Quarter-finals: 2004, 2011

The Jordan national football team (Arabic: المنتخب الأردني لكرة القدم‎) known by its fans as Al-Nashama "The Chivalrous", is the national team of Jordan and is controlled by the Jordan Football Association, the governing body for football in Jordan. Jordan's home ground/stadium is the Amman International Stadium, and their current head coach is the Egyptian Hossam Hassan. Jordan have never qualified for the World Cup finals, but have appeared twice in the Asian Cup, once in 2004 and again in 2011, both times reaching the quarter-final stage.

Jordan is a two-time champion of the Pan Arab Games, having won the 1997 and 1999 editions of the tournament. So far, Jordan has hosted the West Asian Football Federation Championship 3 times in (2000, 2007 and 2010), the Arab Nations Cup once in 1988, and the Pan Arab Games once in 1999.

History[edit]

The Jordanian national football team's first international match was played in 1953 in Egypt where the team defeated Syria 3–1. The first FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Jordan took part in was the 1986 qualifiers, but they are yet to qualify for a World Cup. For the first time in history, Jordan have qualified for the final round of the FIFA World Cup qualification AFC in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC) campaign.

The first (Jordanian) football coach, Mohammad Awad (father of Adnan Awad), to attain achievements for the Jordan national team between 1992 and 1999, when he first helped his country Jordan win the Jordan International tournament of 1992 and both tournaments of the Pan Arab Games, starting 1997 in Beirut and 1999 in Amman.

The Jordan national football team had begun making much more improvements, under the Serbian head coach Branko Smiljanić, who had helped Jordan attain great match results in the 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification first round, but failed to help Jordan qualify for the next round. Branko also helped Jordan reach the semifinals of the 2002 Arab Nations Cup and got Jordan to win fourth place in the 2000 West Asian Football Federation Championship and second place in the 2004 tournament in Syria, but failed to help Jordan win these tournaments. After he resigned from coaching Jordan, the Egyptian Mahmoud El-Gohary agreed to take Branko's place as head coach.

Under the leadership of El-Gohary, the Jordan national team was able to qualify for their first AFC Asian Cup tournament, in China 2004, and helped Jordan reached the quarterfinals of the tournament, but failed to qualify for the semifinals after losing to Japan in a penalty shoot-out after the match had ended with extra halves resulting 1-1. But thanks to El-Gohary, the Jordan team reached its highest FIFA world ranking, which was 37th place in 2004 Just like Serbian Branko, El-Gohary also helped Jordan achieve great match results in FIFA World Cup qualifications for 2006 in Jordan's first round, but also failed to help Jordan qualify. In the WAFF championship tournaments of 2004 and 2007, El-Gohary helped Jordan win third place in 2004 and helped Jordan reach the semifinals in 2007. After coaching Jordan for five out of six matches in the 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification, El-Gohary retired as a football coach, the Portuguese Nelo Vingada took over as head coach of Jordan but was not able to help Jordan qualify for the 2007 Asian Cup.

Another opportunity to show Vingada's worthiness as head coach came in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign. But after failing to help Jordan qualify for the 2010 World Cup, Vingada was able to help Jordan win second place in the 2008 West Asian Football Federation Championship. Next up were the 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification matches starting from January 2009. After getting off to an awful start by not winning the first two matches of the six, he was sacked by the Jordan Football Association and replaced by the Iraqi Adnan Hamad, one of the best coaches in Asia known for his big successes with his national team Iraq as head coach, as well as Iraq U-23 and other Iraq youth teams, and clubs. His first experiences with Jordanian football players took place as he was coaching top Jordan football club Al-Faisaly (Amman) from 2006-2008 and achieved great results with that team as well.

After helping Jordan qualify for their second Asian Cup tournament, Qatar 2011, Hamad began preparations for the Jordan national team in September 2010, when they had the 2010 West Asian Football Federation Championship hosted in the country of Jordan. Hamad prepared for that tournament with a couple of friendlies as well as three more to prepare for the Asian Cup tournament in Qatar. Just like Mahmoud El-Gohary, Hamad also helped Jordan qualify for the quarterfinals in the Asian Cup, but failed to progress to the semifinals as they were defeated by Uzbekistan 2-1. Hamad was able, for the first time in the history of Jordanian football, to help Jordan qualify for the final round of World Cup qualifications in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC) campaign.[1] Unfortunately, the Jordanians missed their very first FIFA World Cup debut after losing 5-0 against the formidable Uruguayan team, after the draw 0-0 from the second leg. Hamad was also got Jordan to win second place in the 2011 Pan Arab Games in Qatar.

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA World Cup[edit]

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 to
Spain 1982
Did not enter
Mexico 1986 Did not qualify 4 1 0 3 3 7
Italy 1990 6 2 1 3 5 7
United States 1994 8 2 2 3 12 15
France 1998 4 1 1 2 4 4
South KoreaJapan 2002 6 2 2 2 12 7
Germany 2006 6 4 0 2 10 6
South Africa 2010 8 3 1 4 8 8
Brazil 2014 20 8 5 7 30 31
Russia 2018 To be determined
Qatar 2022
Total 0/20 61 23 12 26 84 85

AFC Asian Cup[edit]

AFC Asian Cup record AFC Asian Cup Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Hong Kong 1956 Did Not Enter Did Not Enter
South Korea 1960
Israel 1964
Iran 1968
Thailand 1972 Did Not Qualify 6 2 1 3 5 9
Iran 1976 Did Not Enter Did Not Enter
Kuwait 1980
Singapore 1984 Did Not Qualify 4 1 1 2 7 10
Qatar 1988 4 1 3 0 2 1
Japan 1992 Did Not Enter Did Not Enter
United Arab Emirates 1996 Did Not Qualify 2 1 0 1 4 1
Lebanon 2000 4 2 1 1 12 4
China 2004 Quarter-Final 7th 4 1 3 0 3 1 6 5 0 1 13 6
Indonesia Malaysia Thailand Vietnam 2007 Did Not Qualify 6 3 1 2 10 5
Qatar 2011 Quarter-Final 6th 4 2 1 1 5 4 6 2 2 2 4 4
Australia 2015 Qualified 6 3 3 0 9 2
Total 0 Titles 3/16 8 3 4 1 8 5 41 18 11 12 62 41
*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

West Asian Championship record[edit]

West Asian Football Federation Championship
Year Result P W D L GS GA GP
Jordan 2000 Fourth Place 4 1 2 1 3 4 -1
Syria 2002 Runners-up 2 3 0 1 6 4 2
Iran 2004 Third Place 3 2 1 1 7 3 4
Jordan 2007 Semi Finals 3 1 0 2 3 2 1
Iran 2008 Runners-up 2 2 1 1 7 3 4
Jordan 2010 Group Stage 5 0 2 0 3 3 0
Kuwait 2012 Group Stage 10 0 0 2 1 3 -2
Qatar 2014 Runners-up 4 2 1 1 3 3 0
Total 8/8 - 11 7 9 33 25 8

Arab Nations Cup record[edit]

Arab Nations Cup
Year Result P W D L GS GA GP
Lebanon 1963 Group Stage 5 0 0 4 1 14 -13
Kuwait 1964 Group Stage 5 0 1 3 3 10 -7
Iraq 1966 Round 1 6 1 1 2 6 7 -1
Saudi Arabia 1985 Round 1 6 0 0 2 0 6 -6
Jordan 1988 Fourth Place 4 2 1 3 4 7 -3
Syria 1992 Round 1 6 0 1 1 2 5 -1
Qatar 1998 Round 1 6 1 0 1 2 3 -1
Kuwait 2002 Semi Finals 3 2 2 1 7 6 1
Saudi Arabia 2012 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Total 8/9 - 6 6 17 25 58 -33

Pan Arab Games record[edit]

Football at the Pan Arab Games
Year Result W D L GS GA GP
Egypt 1953 Fourth Place 4 1 0 2 7 7 0
Lebanon 1957 Group Stage 6 0 0 2 2 5 -3
Morocco 1961 Group Stage 5 0 1 1 2 4 -2
United Arab Republic 1965 Group Stage 6 0 0 2 0 3 -3
Syria 1976 Group Stage 5 0 1 1 2 3 -1
Morocco 1985 Group Stage 6 0 0 2 1 4 -3
Syria 1992 Group Stage 6 0 1 1 2 5 -3
Lebanon 1997 Champions 1 4 1 0 7 2 5
Jordan 1999 Champions 1 6 0 1 18 7 11
Algeria 2004 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Egypt 2007 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Qatar 2011 Runners-up 2 2 2 1 6 2 4
Total 10/12 - 13 6 13 47 42 5

Results and Fixtures[edit]

2013[edit]

2014[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b The Oman v Jordan match on Matchday 4 and Singapore v Jordan match on Matchday 5 were rescheduled from the original dates of 15 and 19 November 2013 due to Jordan's qualification to the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification inter-confederation play-off matches on 14 and 20 November 2013.[2]

Team Image[edit]

Kit Providers[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Match date: 6 June 2014 (International friendly)
Opposition:  Colombia
Caps and goals correct as of: 6 June 2014

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
12 1GK Mohammad Shatnawi (1985-08-17) 17 August 1985 (age 29) 13 0 Jordan Al-Faisaly
22 1GK Ahmed Abdel-Sattar (1984-07-06) 6 July 1984 (age 30) 5 0 Jordan Al-Jazeera
30 1GK Moataz Yaseen (1982-11-03) 3 November 1982 (age 31) 3 0 Jordan That Ras
3 2DF Tareq Khattab (1992-05-06) 6 May 1992 (age 22) 12 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Shabab
5 2DF Mohammad Mustafa (1989-10-29) 29 October 1989 (age 24) 34 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Shoalah
11 2DF Oday Zahran (1991-01-29) 29 January 1991 (age 23) 24 0 Jordan Shabab Al-Ordon
17 2DF Hatem Aqel (1978-06-20) 20 June 1978 (age 36) 97 9 Jordan That Ras
19 2DF Anas Bani Yaseen (1988-11-29) 29 November 1988 (age 25) 69 3 Saudi Arabia Al-Raed
21 2DF Mohammad Al-Dmeiri (1987-08-30) 30 August 1987 (age 27) 45 2 Saudi Arabia Al-Ittihad
2 3MF Yousef Al-Thodan (1989-02-09) 9 February 1989 (age 25) 1 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Ettifaq
6 3MF Saeed Murjan (1990-02-10) 10 February 1990 (age 24) 54 6 Kuwait Kazma
7 3MF Adnan Adous (1987-09-26) 26 September 1987 (age 26) 29 1 Jordan Al-Baqa'a
8 3MF Odai Al-Saify (1986-05-26) 26 May 1986 (age 28) 76 9 Kuwait Al-Salmiya
9 3MF Mussab Al-Laham (1991-05-20) 20 May 1991 (age 23) 18 2 Saudi Arabia Najran
16 3MF Munther Abu Amarah (1992-04-24) 24 April 1992 (age 22) 8 0 Jordan Al-Wehdat
18 3MF Raja'i Ayed (1993-07-25) 25 July 1993 (age 21) 7 0 Jordan Al-Wehdat
24 3MF Ahmad Abdel-Halim (1986-09-14) 14 September 1986 (age 28) 26 1 Jordan That Ras
25 3MF Baha' Abdel-Rahman (1987-01-05) 5 January 1987 (age 27) 80 3 Jordan That Ras
10 4FW Ahmad Hayel (Captain) (1983-10-30) 30 October 1983 (age 30) 83 16 Kuwait Al-Arabi
11 4FW Mahmoud Za'tara (1991-01-08) 8 January 1991 (age 23) 4 0 Jordan Al-Wehdat
13 4FW Saleh Al-Jawhari (1989-03-05) 5 March 1989 (age 25) 6 0 Jordan Al-Jazeera
14 4FW Abdallah Deeb (1987-03-10) 10 March 1987 (age 27) 80 20 Saudi Arabia Al-Orobah
20 4FW Issa Al-Sabah (1986-12-25) 25 December 1986 (age 27) 1 0 Jordan Shabab Al-Ordon
23 4FW Yusuf Al-Rawashdeh (1990-03-14) 14 March 1990 (age 24) 11 1 Jordan Al-Jazeera

Recent Callups[edit]

The following players have been called to Jordan's national team in the last 12 months. Retired players are discarded.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Lo'ai Al-Amaireh (1978-10-02) 2 October 1978 (age 35) 55 0 Jordan Shabab Al-Ordon v.  Syria, 5 March 2014
GK Amer Shafi (1982-02-14) 14 February 1982 (age 32) 103 0 Jordan Al-Wehdat v.  Oman, 15 October 2013
DF Shareef Adnan (1984-01-21) 21 January 1984 (age 30) 16 0 Saudi Arabia Al-Khaleej v.  Syria, 5 March 2014
DF Shadi Abu Hash'hash (1981-01-20) 20 January 1981 (age 33) 51 2 Saudi Arabia Al-Taawoun v.  Uruguay, 20 November 2013
DF Ibrahim Al-Zawahreh (1989-01-17) 17 January 1989 (age 25) 7 1 Saudi Arabia Al-Khaleej v.  Uruguay, 13 November 2013
MF Mehdi Alamah (1991-11-25) 25 November 1991 (age 22) 3 0 Jordan Al-Jazeera v.  Syria, 5 March 2014
MF Ahmed Abu Kabeer (1990-05-07) 7 May 1990 (age 24) 0 0 Jordan Mansheyat Bani Hasan v.  Syria, 5 March 2014
MF Anas Al-Jbarat (1989-02-24) 24 February 1989 (age 25) 0 0 Jordan Shabab Al-Ordon v.  Syria, 5 March 2014
MF Alaa' Al-Shaqran (1987-04-21) 21 April 1987 (age 27) 15 0 Saudi Arabia Hajer v.  Singapore, 4 February 2014
MF Mohammad Khair (1986-04-06) 6 April 1986 (age 28) 15 0 Jordan Al-Ramtha v.  Singapore, 4 February 2014
MF Ali Khwayleh (1988-10-18) 18 October 1988 (age 25) 0 0 Jordan Al-Ramtha v.  Singapore, 4 February 2014
MF Khaldoun Al-Khawaldeh (1992-04-18) 18 April 1992 (age 22) 1 0 Jordan Al-Faisaly v.  Qatar, 7 January 2014
MF Khalil Bani Attiah (1991-06-08) 8 June 1991 (age 23) 40 6 Saudi Arabia Al-Faisaly Harmah v.  Uruguay, 20 November 2013
MF Ahmed Samir (1991-03-27) 27 March 1991 (age 23) 12 0 Jordan Al-Jazeera v.  Uruguay, 13 November 2013
MF Amer Deeb (1980-02-04) 4 February 1980 (age 34) 96 19 Jordan Al-Wehdat v.  Oman, 15 October 2013
MF Hassan Abdel-Fattah (1982-08-17) 17 August 1982 (age 32) 86 24 Jordan Al-Wehdat v.  Oman, 15 October 2013
MF Ahmed Elias (1990-11-09) 9 November 1990 (age 23) 1 0 Jordan Al-Wehdat v.  Oman, 15 October 2013
MF Ahmed Sariweh (1994-01-23) 23 January 1994 (age 20) 1 0 Jordan Al-Wehdat v.  Oman, 15 October 2013
FW Tha'er Bawab (1985-03-01) 1 March 1985 (age 29) 23 5 United Arab Emirates Al-Ittihad Kalba v.  Syria, 5 March 2014
FW Rakan Al-Khalidi (1988-10-21) 21 October 1988 (age 25) 15 2 Jordan Al-Ramtha v.  Syria, 5 March 2014
FW Odai Khadr (1991-03-20) 20 March 1991 (age 23) 4 0 Jordan Shabab Al-Ordon v.  Qatar, 7 January 2014

Coaches[edit]

[3]

Current coaching and technical staffs[edit]

Managing Director Jordan Ahmed Quteishat
Head coach England Ray Wilkins
Assistant coach 1 Republic of Ireland Frank Stapleton
Assistant coach 2 Egypt Tarek El-Said
Goalkeeping coach Egypt Emad Mandouh
Fitness coach Brazil Manuel Barrionuevo
Team doctor Jordan Essam Jassam
Masseur #1 Jordan Bashir Al-Nsour
Masseur #2 Jordan Ashraf Saqar
Masseur #3 Jordan Mohammad Abu Hawayej
Supplies official Jordan Jareer Mukhamreh
Media official/coordinator Jordan Lo'ay Al-Abbadi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aline Bannayan (12 November 2013). "Jordan to fight Suarez, Cavani for historic Brazil 2014 slot". The Jordan Times. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Jordan’s AFC Asian Cup 2015 qualifiers to be rescheduled". Asian Football Confederation. 11 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Jordan national team coaches". RSSSF. Retrieved 2014-07-08. 

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