Thursday, May 7, 2015Thursday, May 7, 2015

Football: Jordan still in control of Asian Cup fate, says coach

Published on Feb 1, 2014 6:06 PM

(REUTERS) - Jordan remain in a strong position to qualify for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup football finals despite Friday's goal-less draw against Oman, coach Hossam Hassan said.

Captain Ahmad Hayel twice had goals ruled out in Muscat, where a win would have left Jordan needing just one point from Tuesday's match against Singapore to book their passage to next year's tournament.

Instead they stayed in second on six points, five behind Oman, who have played a game more and have already booked a place at the 16-team finals with 11 points. Syria are third with four points from five matches, with Singapore also fighting for the second qualifying place with three points from four games.

"We still have a chance to qualify. We didn't lose so the point we earned means qualification is still in our hands," Hassan was quoted as saying in the Asian Football Confederation website (

Enjoy 2 weeks of unlimited digital access to The Straits Times. Get your free access now!