December 29, 2018 / 2:29 PM / 7 months ago

Factbox: Jordan at the Asian Cup

(Reuters) - Factbox on Jordan ahead of the Asian Cup, which takes place in the United Arab Emirates from Jan 5 to Feb 1:

FIFA world ranking: 109

Ranking in Asia: 19

Previous Asian Cups: 3

Best performance: Quarter-finals (2004, 2011)

2015: Group stage

Nickname: The Chivalrous

Coach: Vital Borkelmans

Regular captain: Amer Shafi

Player to watch: Munther Abu Amarah

Recent form:

Oct 16 Croatia 2-1 Jordan Rijeka

Nov 17 Jordan 2-1 India Amman

Nov 20 Jordan 1-1 Saudi Arabia Amman

Dec 20 Jordan 0-1 Kyrgyzstan Doha

Dec 23 Qatar 2-0 Jordan Doha


Group B

Jan 9 Australia v Jordan Al Ain

Jan 10 Jordan v Syria Al Ain

Jan 15 Palestine v Jordan Abu Dhabi

Jordan will be looking to have a similar impact to the one on their Asian Cup debut in 2004, when the country pushed defending champions Japan to the brink of elimination in the quarter-finals.

New coach Vital Borkelmans has had limited time with his team, who have been handed a difficult draw but, having defeated Australia earlier in qualifying, the west Asian nation will be confident their robust football will pay dividends.

Compiled by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by John O'Brien

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