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 Abdulla Abu Zema
Captain Amer Shafi
Most caps Amer Shafi (118)
Top scorer Hassan Abdel-Fattah (30)
Home stadium Amman International Stadium
FIFA code JOR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 86 Increase 1 (7 January 2016)
Highest 37 (August 2004)
Lowest 132 (July 1996)
First international
 Syria 3–1 Jordan Jordan
(Egypt: 1 August 1953)
Asian Cup
Appearances 3 (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. Jordan have never qualified for the World Cup finals, but have appeared three times in the Asian Cup and reached its quarter-final stage in the 2004 and 2011 editions.

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 three 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 WWon 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 Group Stage 9th 3 1 0 2 5 4 6 3 3 0 9 2
Total 0 Titles 3/16 11 4 4 3 13 9 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]

2014[edit]

2015[edit]

Notes

Team Image[edit]

Kit Providers[edit]

Current coaching and technical staffs[edit]

Managing Director Jordan Anzour Hina
Head coach Jordan Abdullah Abu Zema
Assistant coach 1
Assistant coach 2 Jordan Anzour Hina
Assistant coach 3 Jordan Ahmed Abdel-Qader
Goalkeeping coach Jordan Walid Mikha'eel
Fitness coach Brazil Manuel Barrionuevo
Team doctor Jordan Sameer Sarah
Masseur #1 Jordan Wesam Shuaibat
Masseur #2 Jordan Mohammad Abu Hawayej
Supplies official Jordan Jareer Mukhamreh
Media official/coordinator Jordan Lo'ay Al-Abbadi

Current squad[edit]

The following 23 players were called up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches against Kyrgyzstan on 3 September and against Bangladesh on 8 September 2015.
Caps and goals correct as of 8 September 2015 after the game against Bangladesh.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Amer Shafi (Captain) (1982-02-14) 14 February 1982 (age 33) 117 0 Jordan Al-Wehdat
12 1GK Ahmed Abdel-Sattar (1984-07-06) 6 July 1984 (age 31) 7 0 Jordan Al-Jazeera
22 1GK Moataz Yaseen (1982-11-03) 3 November 1982 (age 33) 8 0 Jordan That Ras
3 2DF Mohammad Al-Basha (1988-02-05) 5 February 1988 (age 28) 5 0 Jordan Al-Wehdat
5 2DF Mohammad Mustafa (1989-10-29) 29 October 1989 (age 26) 31 1 Jordan Al-Wehdat
11 2DF Oday Zahran (1991-01-29) 29 January 1991 (age 25) 34 0 Jordan Shabab Al-Ordon
17 2DF Ibrahim Al-Zawahreh (1989-01-17) 17 January 1989 (age 27) 14 1 Saudi Arabia Al-Khaleej
19 2DF Anas Bani Yaseen (1988-11-29) 29 November 1988 (age 27) 79 4 Jordan Al-Hussein
21 2DF Mohammad Al-Dmeiri (1987-08-30) 30 August 1987 (age 28) 51 2 Jordan Al-Wehdat
2 3MF Ahmad Abdel-Halim (1986-09-14) 14 September 1986 (age 29) 26 1 Jordan That Ras
4 3MF Baha' Abdel-Rahman (1987-01-05) 5 January 1987 (age 29) 77 3 Jordan Al-Faisaly
6 3MF Ihsan Haddad (1994-02-05) 5 February 1994 (age 22) 1 0 Jordan Al-Hussein
7 3MF Munther Abu Amarah (1992-04-24) 24 April 1992 (age 23) 13 1 Kuwait Al-Nasr
13 3MF Yaseen Al-Bakhit (1989-03-24) 24 March 1989 (age 26) 11 1 Jordan Al-Faisaly
14 3MF Abdallah Deeb (1987-03-10) 10 March 1987 (age 28) 90 23 Jordan Al-Wehdat
15 3MF Mahmoud Al-Mardi (1993-10-06) 6 October 1993 (age 22) 2 0 Jordan Al-Ahli
16 3MF Raja'i Ayed (1993-07-25) 25 July 1993 (age 22) 6 0 Jordan Al-Wehdat
8 4FW Odai Al-Saify (1986-05-26) 26 May 1986 (age 29) 80 10 Kuwait Al-Salmiya
9 4FW Rakan Al-Khalidi (1988-10-21) 21 October 1988 (age 27) 16 2 Jordan Al-Ramtha
10 4FW Tha'er Bawab (1985-03-01) 1 March 1985 (age 30) 26 5 Romania Steaua București
18 4FW Sharif Al-Nawaisheh (1987-12-27) 27 December 1987 (age 28) 1 0 Jordan That Ras
20 4FW Hamza Al-Dardour (1991-05-12) 12 May 1991 (age 24) 35 14 Kuwait Al-Kuwait SC
23 4FW Yousef Al-Rawashdeh (1990-03-14) 14 March 1990 (age 25) 22 2 Jordan Al-Ramtha

Recent call-ups[edit]

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

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Abdullah Al-Zubi (1989-10-08) 8 October 1989 (age 26) 3 0 Jordan Al-Ramtha v.  Saudi Arabia, 30 March 2015
DF Tareq Khattab (1992-05-06) 6 May 1992 (age 23) 20 0 Egypt Al-Masry SC v.  Trinidad and Tobago, 16 June 2015
DF Amer Abuhudieab (1993-08-08) 8 August 1993 (age 22) 1 0 Jordan Al-Jazeera v.  Trinidad and Tobago, 16 June 2015
DF Ibrahim Daldoum (1991-08-11) 11 August 1991 (age 24) 0 0 Jordan Al-Baqa'a v.  Saudi Arabia, 30 March 2015
MF Hassan Abdel-Fattah (1982-08-17) 17 August 1982 (age 33) 89 30 Qatar Al-Kharaitiyat v.  Tajikistan, 10 October 2015
MF Adnan Adous (1987-09-26) 26 September 1987 (age 28) 32 1 Jordan Al-Baqa'a v.  Trinidad and Tobago, 16 June 2015
MF Ra'ed Al-Nawateer (1988-05-05) 5 May 1988 (age 27) 28 5 Jordan Al-Faisaly v.  Trinidad and Tobago, 16 June 2015
MF Ahmed Samir (1991-03-27) 27 March 1991 (age 24) 18 0 Jordan Al-Jazeera v.  Trinidad and Tobago, 16 June 2015
MF Mohammad Al-Dawud (1992-04-12) 12 April 1992 (age 23) 1 0 Bahrain Al-Hidd v.  Trinidad and Tobago, 16 June 2015
MF Ali Khwayleh (1988-10-18) 18 October 1988 (age 27) 1 0 Jordan Al-Ramtha v.  Trinidad and Tobago, 16 June 2015
MF Saleh Rateb (1994-12-18) 18 December 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Jordan Al-Wehdat v.  Trinidad and Tobago, 16 June 2015
MF Saeed Murjan (1990-02-10) 10 February 1990 (age 25) 45 6 Kuwait Kazma SC v.  Saudi Arabia, 30 March 2015
MF Mussab Al-Laham (1991-05-20) 20 May 1991 (age 24) 18 2 Saudi Arabia Najran v.  Saudi Arabia, 30 March 2015
MF Ahmed Elias (1990-11-09) 9 November 1990 (age 25) 8 0 Jordan Al-Wehdat v.  Saudi Arabia, 30 March 2015
MF Khalil Bani Attiah (1991-06-08) 8 June 1991 (age 24) 26 6 Free Agent 2015 AFC Asian Cup
MF Ahmed Sariweh (1994-01-23) 23 January 1994 (age 22) 3 0 Jordan Al-Wehdat 2015 AFC Asian Cup
MF Samir Raja (1994-09-03) 3 September 1994 (age 21) 2 0 Jordan Al-Ahli 2015 AFC Asian Cup
FW Ahmad Hayel (1983-10-30) 30 October 1983 (age 32) 64 18 Free Agent v.  Saudi Arabia, 30 March 2015
FW Mahmoud Za'tara (1991-01-08) 8 January 1991 (age 25) 8 1 Qatar Muaither SC 2015 AFC Asian Cup

Coaches[edit]

[2]

All-time team record[edit]

The following table shows Jordan's all-time international record, correct as of 17 November 2015.

Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD
 Afghanistan 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5
 Algeria 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1
 Armenia 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Australia 3 2 0 1 4 5 -1
 Azerbaijan 2 0 1 1 1 3 −2
 Bahrain 24 12 4 8 31 21 +10
 Bangladesh 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4
 Belarus 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 0 1 1 1 2 -1
 Bulgaria 2 0 0 2 0 4 −4
 Chad 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
 China PR 11 2 4 5 14 18 -4
 Colombia 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3
 Cyprus 4 1 2 1 3 3 0
 Ecuador 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3
 Egypt 3 0 1 2 1 8 -7
 Estonia 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1
 Georgia 1 0 0 1 2 3 −1
 Hong Kong 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2
 Hungary 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
 Indonesia 3 3 0 0 8 1 +7
 Iran 12 4 2 6 10 15 -5
 Iraq 47 11 11 25 44 72 -28
 Ivory Coast 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2
 Japan 6 1 3 2 5 12 -7
 Kazakhstan 2 1 0 1 2 1 +1
 Kenya 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
 Kuwait 18 4 7 7 20 27 −7
 Kyrgyzstan 5 2 1 2 4 3 +1
 Laos 2 2 0 0 8 2 +6
 Lebanon 24 7 12 5 27 23 +4
 Libya 9 3 3 3 9 11 -2
 Lithuania 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3
 Malaysia 3 1 2 0 1 0 +1
 Malta 3 1 0 2 4 5 -1
 Mauritania 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1
 Mexico 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Moldova 2 1 0 1 1 2 -1
 Morocco 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4
   Nepal 2 1 1 0 10 1 +9
 New Zealand 2 1 0 1 2 3 -1
 Nigeria 2 1 0 1 1 2 -1
 North Korea 7 3 1 3 8 6 +2
 Norway 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Oman 18 9 5 6 23 15 +8
 Pakistan 7 7 0 0 24 1 +23
 Palestine 10 6 4 0 28 9 +19
 Qatar 18 5 4 9 14 26 -12
 Romania 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
 Saudi Arabia 11 4 1 6 8 16 -8
 Sierra Leone 2 1 0 1 5 2 +3
 Singapore 7 6 0 1 16 6 +10
 South Korea 5 0 2 3 2 5 -3
 Sudan 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1
 Sweden 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
 Syria 36 13 9 14 34 36 -2
 Taiwan 2 2 0 0 8 0 +8
 Tajikistan 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5
 Thailand 6 1 5 0 3 2 +1
 Trinidad and Tobago 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3
 Tunisia 3 0 1 2 3 12 −9
 Turkmenistan 4 2 0 2 5 4 +1
 Ukraine 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
 United Arab Emirates 14 2 4 8 11 21 -10
 Uruguay 2 0 1 1 0 5 −5
 Uzbekistan 11 1 5 5 12 18 -6
 Yemen 3 1 2 0 6 2 +4
 Zambia 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
 Zimbabwe 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2

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 national team coaches". RSSSF. Retrieved 2014-07-08. 

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