Uruguay’s star-studded lineup all but buried Jordan’s hopes of reaching their first ever World Cup in the opening leg of the AFC-CONMEBOL playoff at Amman International Stadium today.
Taking advantage of gaps left open by a youthful and overzealous Jordanian defence, La Celeste silenced the red and white faithful with five goals spread between as many players, including Edinson Cavani’s curling and dipping free kick in the dying breaths of stoppage time. read more »
On November 13, in the far eastern Amman neighborhood of Quwaysimah, thousands of red-and-white clad fans will clamour and queue for hours waiting to enter King Abdullah II Stadium, motivated by the hope that their national team (nicknamed Al-Nashama, or ‘The Chivalrous’) will take the final steps towards punching their ticket to Brazil.
Their only roadblock is a resurgent Uruguay side riding the high of a thrilling defeat of perennial CONMEBOL superpower Argentina, as well as the assurance of a crucial top eight seeding in the World Cup final draw should they defeat Jordan. read more »