Can Australia Win AFC Asian Cup 2019 Tournament? Expert Analysis

By | January 7, 2019
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.
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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.

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