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AUS vs JOR Match Result - AFC Asian Cup 2019
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26' Anas Bani Yassen
Jordan, through a goal by Anas Bani Yasen early in the first half, hold onto claim three points over the defending champions Australia.
Full credit to Jordan for the way they played. They proved to be a dangerous team on the counter and could have doubled their lead on quite a few occasions.
As for the Socceroos, this just makes their title defence a bit tougher. The defeat does not rule them out but it will definitely be a struggle for them against the inspired Syrians and Palestinians in Group B.
That's it from me, Aravind Suchindran. Stay tuned to our live coverage of India's opening game against Thailand. Aaditya Narayan will take over.
90+6' Wait! It's not done!
Oh it is!
Amer Shafi makes a late double save, first gloving away Ikonomidis's shot from the left and then Irvine's poke off the rebound. He finally collects it and the ref blows the final whistle.
90+5' Corner is wasted and Australian goalkeeper Ryan doesn't step up. Jordan survive some tense moments as Irvine rushes in to head it in.
90+3' It's Baha Faisal vs Mark Milligan on the counter again but the Jordanian substitute can't find a way past the Australian captain. Rogic recovers and Australia have a late corner.
90+1' Baha Faisal releases Ahmad Saleh and Jordan break on the counter. Saleh gushes in from the left and pokes at the near post but it's out. Ryan was beaten there. Just the shot had to be on target.
Five minutes added.
90' Substitution - Jordan
OFF - Saeed Al Murjan
ON - Ahmad Saleh
88' Substitution - Jordan
OFF - Yaseen Al Bakhit
ON - Ahmed Al-Ersan
87' GOOOOOOOO---NOOOOOOOOOO! Maclaren is flagged offside.
Behich creates a chance for himself with a one-two and the shot is blocked. Maclaren pounces on it and smashes it in. But he's off when the shot is taken and the goal won't count.
Amer Shafi can't hold onto that header by Ikonomidis and the Australians call for a penalty for a high boot as a Jordan defender tries to whip out the danger. The referee is not bothered though.
A free header for Irvine but the attacker cannot drive the ball into the back of the net off the ball by Grant.
Meanwhile, Al Bakhit returns after spending a minute outside the pitch for some treatment.
You could hear the sound as Mabil, from the right, gives it everything he's got for the eqauliser. Shafi is unable to stop the sheer power of that shot and it bounces off to fall at another Australian's feet but the Jordan defence blocks the second one quite calmly.
Ikonomidis stretches out to stop the counter led by Yousef Rawshdeh. The free-kick is dropped right at the centre of the box and Jordan coach Vital Borkelmans calls for a hand-ball by Behich but the ref will have none of it.
73' Immediate impact.
Baha Faisal gets into the thick of the action and leads the counter along with Khalil. But he's unable to get enough power in his shot despite pushing through two Australian defenders.
72' Substitution - Jordan
OFF - Mousa Al-Taamari
ON - Baha Faisal
Great ball by Aziz Behich but Tommy Rogic is unable to connect it well and hits it over the bar.
67' The crowd, mostly Jordanians, is jeering Australia for not stopping the play as one of their players goes to the ground injured. Turns out that it's just a bout of cramps and Mathew Ryan offers to help. But Saeed has to be stretchered off.
62' SAVE!
A long-range effort by Rogic is gloved away by Shafi but the ball falls to Ikonomidis, who is quite unable to find the angle to shoot and is blocked.
59' And Australia have a free-kick at the edge of the box but it could have well been a penalty for them.
Chris Ikonomidis is not allowed passage into the box and the ref stops play for the set-piece.
Nothing comes of it though.
58' All smiles.
An extra touch by Salem Alajalin gives Jordan a scare with the number of Australian bodies around but the defender is able to keep his calm and clear the ball away even as Amer Shafi stood waiting there. 
The two then shake it off with a hug.
55' Second change for Australia.
OFF - Robbie Kruse
ON - Chris Ikonomidis
54' Behich draws the ball away from the nearest Jordanian striker after a cross from the left by Al Bakhit. Al-Taamari rushes to retrieve the ball but is unable to rattle the Socceroos.
51' Jordan's Mousa Al-Taamari enters the referee's book for a late tackle on Aziz Behich.
Yellow - Mousa Al-Taamari (Jordan)
48' Grant combines instantly with Mabil but the latter's dangerous cut-back is palmed away by Shafi and goes to the feet of a Jordanian defender.
46' Second half underway and Australia have rung in a change to get that equaliser.
Rhyan Grant comes in for Josh Risdon, who has been largely ineffective in the first 45.
Ref calls the half-time in Al-Ain. And despite enjoying most of the possession, the Socceroos find themselves trailing against a disciplined Jordan side.
What could the second half hold? Can Australia find an equaliser and even possibly a winner?
Stay tuned.
Two minutes added. Hmm.
The Australians are furious as they are denied a penalty after a clear hand-ball by the Jordian defender Feras Zeyad Shilbaya but the referee is not bothered.
After the needless penalty given in the opener between UAE and Bahrain, this definitely deserved to be awarded.
40' The Jordanian defence has been compact, not allowing the Socceroos to break in from the centre. Goalscorer Anas Bani Yasen and Khalil Baniateyah are doing the hard work to stop the threat of Awer Mabil.
35' There's a brief stoppage in play here as Massimo Luongo receives treatment for getting a bump on his head.
The physios tie up a bandage around his head and you can expect at least three minutes of stoppage time at the end of the first half because of this.
33' Tom Rogic dips it upwards to Robbie Kruse but nothing really comes off the chance. The Socceroos didn't really expect they would be trailing against Jordan.
Baha Abdelrahman stands like Ronaldo to take that free-kick and is guarded by two of his teammates. He curls to the far post and it's heading into the goal. But Mathew Ryan gets his fingertips to deflect the ball upwards and it bounces off the bar to deny Jordan their second goal.
28' The Australian frustration is quite visible as Sainsbury concedes a free-kick at the edge of the box after bringing down Mousa Al-Taamari and is booked for the offense.
Yellow - Trent Sainsbury (Australia)
Would you believe it?

A long ball from the Jordanian half is headed away by Milligan and Jordan have a corner this time.
They quickly take that corner, giving Australia no time to settle down. It's dropped to defender Anas Bani Yasen, who is at the edge of the crowd, and he glances it nicely into the top-left corner for a wonderful goal.
23' Free-kick against Australia.
Tom Rogic's dips one into the box from the right but there's a bump by Mark Milligan on Khalil inside the box, which prompts the ref to award a foul against the Socceroos.
20' Mabil steps up to take the corner for Australia and many players go down in the box. There are no appeals for a penalty and it's Shafi who punches it away again.
16' All Australia.
he Socceroos have 70 per cent of the possession right now and are clearly dominating the proceedings but Jordan look threatening on the counter.
13' SAVE!
From a tight angle on the left, Awer Mabil pokes at Amer Shafi but the goalkeeper stands tall to keep Jordan in the game.
11' There's a battle in the midfield but Jordan rush in the counter but Khalil plays it behind the teammate.
Yusuf Rawshdeh wins the ball on the right side of the park and unleashed one from a long range but it's pushed away by Mathew Ryan.
A promising corner for Australia has been emphatically punched away by Amer Shafi. Jordan have done really well so far.
6' FOUL!
Massimo Luongo brings down Khalil Baniateyah of Jordan at the centre of the park but nothing comes off the free-kick.
1' PEEEEEEEP! We're underway and it's Australia, in the yellow, who start things off here.
The excitement is building up as the Australia open their title defence against the the gritty Jordan in Al-Ain. This is Australia 550th international game. 10 minutes to kick off....
Jordan coach Vital Borkelmans says his boys will compete physically with the Socceroos for the win. "My team is ready physically and mentally and tomorrow they will hopefully make a good game like they did in Qatar and make a lot of chances as we did against China, Kyrgyzstan and Qatar,” Borkelmans said before the match. “They made a lot of chances and it’s very important they make a lot of chances and one day it will change, and maybe that will be tomorrow.”
Reliving memories: Coach Graham Arnold says Australia are taking inspiration from the 2015 title win and are confident of retaining the trophy. “It’s a great memory, but we’re totally focused on what’s in front of us," Arnold said. "We can’t do anything about the past and what’s in front of us is the Asian Cup. For the players and myself it’s time to get the show started. Everyone’s been talking about it for a long time and we’ve prepared for it and we’re ready.”
Australia and Jordan have beaten each other once during the second round of qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. While Jordan won 2-0 at home in Amman, the Socceroos thrashed them 5-1 in Sydney.
Poor form: Jordan have won just one of their last 5 games. The victory, incidentally, came against India - a 2-1 win over a second-string Indian side. Moreover, Jordan have scored just once in their last three matches during the pre-Asian Cup build-up.
Starting XI:
Australia: Mathew Ryan (GK), Milos Degenek, Mark Miligan (captain), Massimo Luongo, Jamie Maclaren, Robbie Kruse, Aziz Behich, Trent Sainsbury, Awer Mabil, Tom Rogic

Jordan: Amer Shafi (captain), Feras Zeyad Shilbaya, Tareq Khattab, Baha Abdelrahman, Saeed Almurjan, Yousef Rawshdeh, Yaseen Mahmoud Bakheet, Khalil Baniateyah, Mousa Mohammad Suleiman, Anas Bani Yasen, Salem Alajalin
Injury problems: Coach Graham Arnold has confirmed that attacker Mathew Leckie will not be fit enough to play against Jordan in the opener. The defending champions also miss Daniel Arzani and Aaron Mooy due to injuries.
New trophy: The AFC has commissioned a new trophy for the Asian Cup winners. Before the start of the tournament, retired Socceroos legend Tim Cahill handed over the old trophy to AFC president Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa. Whoever wins the tournament this time around will get to bag the new Cup.

Australia have reached the final of the last two editions. They lost to Japan in 2011 but beat Korea at home in 2015 to win the title
Strong defence - Australia have only let in six goals in their last 14 Asian Cup matches. They have not conceded more than a single goal in any game.
Probable XI:

Australia: Mathew Ryan (GK); Aziz Behich, Trent Sainsbury, Milos Degenek, Josh Risdon; Mark Milligan, Massimo Luongo, Jackson Irvine; Robbie Kruse, Chris Ikonomidis, Andrew Nabbout

Jordan: Amer Shafi; Yazan Abu Arab, Feras Shelbaieh, Mohammad Al-Basha, Anas Bani Yaseen; Yaseen Al-Bakhit, Baha Abdel-Rahman, Khalil Bani Attiah; Yousef Al-Rawashdeh, Musa Al-Taamari, Baha Faisal
Australia v Jordan preview:

The defending champions will be in action on the very second day of the Asian Cup against the ambitious Jordan at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in Al-Ain on Sunday.

Australia, who romped to the title in 2015 at home soil, will find the task in the UAE a bit challenging. For one, they are missing key players due to injuries and secondly, the experience of a player like Tim Cahill will be absent in the squad.

Attacking midfielder Daniel Arzani and midfielder Aaron Mooy, who play in the Premier League, have been ruled out of the tournament due to injuries. Yet, the Australian side has enough talent at its disposal to ease through the group stages.

The Socceroos coach Graham Arnold will be targeting that first and hope most of his players regain their match fitness.

There was an injury scare involving attacker Matthew Leckie too but he's understood to be with the squad and could play a role in the upcoming games for Australia.

Him apart, goalkeeper Mathew Ryan, who plays for Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League, will prove a tough nut to crack for the opposition.

The big advantage for Jordan, however, is that their coach Vital Borkelmans is familar with the system.

Borkelmans has previously served as an assistant to Marc Wilmots during the 2012 and 2016 FIFA World Cup. He generally deploys a 3-4-1-2 system, which could prove a handful for Australia.

“I know a lot of players from Australia,” Borkelmans said ahead of the match. “I know the coach very well as well, I played against him in Belgium. This is a team has a lot of experience – the World Cup, two times in the Asian Cup.

“I know the mentality of Australians is very good. They are strong, they are physically good, mentally good and they believe in their country.”

When and where to watch: 

Viewers from the Indian subcontinent can catch the television telecast on Star Sports Network. The game will also be streamed live on Hotstar and Jio TV. The kick off is at 4.30 pm IST.
Ahmed Samir
Saeed Al Murjan
Ahmed Al-Ersan
Yasen Al Bakhet
J. Irvine
M. Luongo
Baha' Faisal
Moussa Al Tamari
C. Ikonomidis
R. Kruse
Moussa Al Tamari
R. Grant
J. Risdon
T. Sainsbury
Anas Bani Yassen
assist: Moussa Al Tamari
Jordan (4-2-3-1)
Vital Borkelmans (Manager)
M. Ryan
A. Behich
T. Sainsbury
M. Degenek
J. Risdon
M. Luongo
M. Milligan
R. Kruse
T. Rogić
A. Mabil
J. MacLaren
Amer Shafi'
Salem Al Ajalin
Anas Bani Yassen
Tareq Zeyad
Feras Zeyad
Khalil Baniateyah
Baha'a Abdulrahman
Yasen Al Bakhet
Saeed Al Murjan
Yousef Al Rawashdeh
Moussa Al Tamari
Jordan (4-2-3-1)
Vital Borkelmans (Manager)
Australia Subs
M. Amini
A. Gersbach
A. Giannou
R. Grant
C. Ikonomidis
J. Irvine
J. Jeggo
M. Jurman
M. Langerak
M. Leckie
A. Nabbout
D. Vuković
Jordan Subs
Mohammad Al Basha
Odai Khadr
Obieda Al Samrieh
Ahmed Al-Ersan
Yazan Alarab
Ehsan Haddad
Moataz Yaseen
Bara Marie
Baha' Faisal
Ahmed Abdel Sattar
Saleh Rateb
Ahmed Samir
19 SHOTS 10
11 FOULS 9
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
Group A
1 United Arab Emirates 3 1 2 0 2 5
2 Thailand 3 1 1 1 -2 4
3 Bahrain 3 1 1 1 0 4
4 India 3 1 0 2 0 3
Group B
1 Jordan 3 2 1 0 3 7
2 Australia 3 2 0 1 3 6
3 Palestine 3 0 2 1 -3 2
4 Syria 3 0 1 2 -3 1
Group C
1 Korea Republic 3 3 0 0 4 9
2 China PR 3 2 0 1 2 6
3 Kyrgyz Republic 3 1 0 2 0 3
4 Philippines 3 0 0 3 -6 0
Group D
1 Iran 3 2 1 0 7 7
2 Iraq 3 2 1 0 4 7
3 Vietnam 3 1 0 2 -1 3
4 Yemen 3 0 0 3 -10 0
Group E
1 Qatar 3 3 0 0 10 9
2 Saudi Arabia 3 2 0 1 4 6
3 Lebanon 3 1 0 2 -1 3
4 Korea DPR 3 0 0 3 -13 0
Group F
1 Japan 3 3 0 0 3 9
2 Uzbekistan 3 2 0 1 4 6
3 Oman 3 1 0 2 0 3
4 Turkmenistan 3 0 0 3 -7 0
PMatches Played
WMatches Won
DMatches Drawn
LMatches Lost
GDGoal Difference
PtsTotal Points
Tournament AFC Asian Cup 2019 - Week 1
Stadium Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium
Match time Sun, 06 Jan 2019, 04:30 PM
Updated: Jan 06, 2019 18:28 PM | Published: Jan 05, 2019 13:13 PM