Asian Qualifiers: A goalless draw hangs over Kuwait and Jordan in Group B

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A negative tie overshadowed the Kuwait-Jordan match, today, Friday, in the second group of Asian qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and the 2023 Asian Nations Cup.

The match witnessed Khaled Ibrahim, the Kuwaiti national team player, being expelled after receiving a second yellow card in the 59th minute, after a strong intervention against Musa Al-Taamari, the Jordanian player.The Jordanian team raised its score to 14 points in second place, behind the Australian team, the leader with 21 points, which qualified for the final round and the finals of the Asian Nations Cup earlier today, Friday, after its victory over Nepal 3-0.

On the other hand, the Kuwaiti team occupies third place with 11 points.

Kuwait is hosting the second group competitions on the pool system, in order to avoid travel restrictions imposed due to the emerging Corona virus crisis.

The first-placed team in each group qualifies for the final round of World Cup qualifiers, along with the five best second-placed teams in the eight groups (after Qatar secured the top spot in Group E). These teams also get the cards to qualify for the 2023 Asian Cup finals in China.







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