8th West Asian Women’s Championship: Lebanon Wins, Jordan Dominates

Recap of the Eighth West Asian Women’s Championship Matches: Lebanon and Jordan Secure Victories

The eighth edition of the West Asian Women’s Championship commenced on February 19, 2024, under the stewardship of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation. The opening round featured thrilling encounters in Group A, with Lebanon triumphing over Guam and Jordan defeating Saudi Arabia at the King Abdullah Sports City secondary field in Jeddah.

In the first match, Lebanon staged a remarkable comeback to conquer Guam 4-3, with Layla Iskandar netting a hat-trick and Christie Maalouf adding another goal. Despite Guam initially leading with goals from Rebecca Bartusch and Maria Anaya, it was not enough to secure victory against the resilient Lebanese side.

The subsequent game witnessed the Jordanian team prevailing over Saudi Arabia with a 3-1 scoreline. Although Leen Mohammed found the back of the net for Saudi Arabia, goals from Mai Sweilem, Maisa Jabara, and Aya Al-Majali propelled Jordan to a well-deserved victory, despite a level score at halftime.

As a result of these outcomes, Jordan sits atop Group A with 3 points, closely trailed by Lebanon due to goal difference. Guam occupies the third spot, while Saudi Arabia finds themselves in fourth place following the initial matches.

Looking ahead, Group B fixtures on February 20 will feature Nepal facing Syria and Palestine taking on Iraq, setting the stage for further compelling matchups in the tournament. The action continues until the group stage concludes on February 24, with teams from both groups battling for supremacy.

Following a brief respite, the championship resumes with the quarterfinals on February 27, leading up to the climactic final showdown on February 29. The West Asian Women’s Championship promises to deliver more excitement and drama as the teams vie for regional supremacy and coveted glory in the realm of women’s football.

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