If Australia will retain the Asian Cup of Nations, you will have to do it the hard way.
In the first major surprise of the tournament 2019, Jordan – the team ranked 109th in the world – got one of the biggest victories in its history on Sunday by defeating 1-0 to the Australian team.
Anas Bani Yaseen scored the winning goal, finding space after a routine play Jordan on a short corner. He hit a header to the near post on 26 minutes.
Jordan barely had the ball possession 24% of the match and sealed their fate under intense pressure from Australia in the second half, after Awer Mabil crashed a shot off the post and that the goal Jamie Maclaren was annulled by a narrow off of game.
After Jordan’s goalkeeper Amer Shafi, produced a double save in the last attack of the match, the referee whistled and Jordan players fell to their knees and took his head in disbelief.
While Jordanians are about a third appearance in the quarterfinals of the Asian Cup , Australia could perhaps not afford another setback against Syria or Palestine in their next Group B matches in the UAE.
“This will hurt everyone, I know,” said Australia captain Mark Milligan. “He’s hurting at the moment.”
In other matches, India won 4-1 to Thailand and Syria drew 0-0 with Palestine.