Sport in Jordan

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Sports in Jordan are important to the country's culture.

Amman International Stadium
Entrance to the Al Hussein Youth City Club


Football is the most popular sport in Jordan. The national football team reached 37th place in September 2004 according to the FIFA World Rankings, and finished as runners-up at the AFC Asian Cup in 2023. The Jordan League attracts reasonable crowds. Under the Jordan League is the Second Division Jordan League. However the bottom two teams in the first division get relegated at the end of the season, whilst the top two teams in the second division are promoted.[citation needed]


Rugby is on the rise in Jordan. There are four clubs in Jordan: Amman Citadel Rugby Club,Nomads Rugby Club, Aqaba Sharks and Amman Saracens

Jordan Rugby Official Website
Amman Citadel Rugby Club Website


Jordan's national basketball team is now being sponsored by Zain and participating in various Arab and Middle East basketball competitions. Local teams include: Al-Orthodoxi Club, Al-Riyadi, Zain, Al-Hussein and Al-Jazeera.[citation needed]


Skateboarding is becoming popular in Jordan after the construction of 7Hills Skatepark in Amman.[citation needed]


Although cycling is not a very famous sport in Jordan, the sport is developing.[citation needed] The governing body of cycling in Jordan is the Jordanian Cycling Federation (JCF).[citation needed]

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