India vs Jordan: 5 Jordan stars to watch out for
Vital Borkelmans announced a 28-member Jordan squad for their double friendly against India on November 17th and Saudi Arabia on November 20th to be held at the King Abdullah Stadium in Amman.
Jordan is coming off a 1-2 loss against World Cup runners-up Croatia, before which they had played goalless draws against Albania and Oman.
Despite being ranked lower than India, the Blue Tigers cannot take the Middle-East nation lightly as they would have the home advantage. Moreover, India has an abysmal record against the senior teams of the Middle-Eastern countries.
Their trouble doesn't end there as they are grouped alongside UAE and Bahrain in the group stages of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. If a Chhetri-less side can come out of the fixture unscathed, India's morale would be boosted immensely.
So, which all players Stephen Constantine and his men should be wary about? Here are 5 Jordan stars to watch out.
#5 Baha Faisal
Club: Kuwait Sporting Club
In India's previous match against China, the Blue Tigers were lucky to eke out a draw due to the poor form and profligacy of the Chinese strikers. However, that will not rescue India this Saturday as Baha Faisal recently scored against Croatia.
He came in place of the misfiring Odi Khadr at the 64th minute and found the back of the net nine minutes later by curling in his freekick into the bottom left corner.
Moreover, he also scored against Bengaluru FC at the 2017 AFC Champions League Qualifiers at the very same stadium while playing for Al-Wehdat SC.
Here is the stunner he scored against Saudi Arabia U-23 earlier this year: