Jordan defeats Pakistan in soccer with quick two-goal lead

Pakistan Show Character in 3-0 Loss to Jordan, Constantine Pleased with Performance

Pakistan fought hard against Jordan in their 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier, eventually falling 3-0 at the Jinnah Stadium. Despite conceding early goals, coach Stephen Constantine praised his team for their effort and determination.

Having secured their first-ever qualification past the initial round with a win over Cambodia, Pakistan faced tough defeats against Saudi Arabia and Tajikistan, leaving them at the bottom of Group ‘G’. Constantine emphasized the importance of these matches as preparation for future competitions, including the 2027 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers.

The team showed resilience against Jordan, with standout performances from players like Mohammad Saddam, Adeel Younis, and Fareedullah. Goalkeeper Yousuf Butt put up a strong defense, saving a penalty and preventing further goals.

Jordan, coming off a stellar Asian Cup run, capitalized early on with goals from Mousa Al Tamari and Ali Olwan. Despite Pakistan’s defensive efforts, Jordan’s Al Tamari found the net again in the 81st minute, sealing their victory.

Danish-based Yousuf highlighted the benefits of a national league for improving Pakistan’s performance. With upcoming fixtures against Saudi Arabia and Tajikistan, Pakistan aims to build on their progress and secure valuable points in the Group ‘G’ standings.

Jordan’s coach Hussein Ammouta praised his team’s performance but acknowledged the need for more goals in the return fixture against Pakistan. With Saudi Arabia and Tajikistan dominating the group, every goal counts in the race for qualification to the next round.

Both teams will strategize for the rematch, with Jordan focusing on maximizing their attacking opportunities and Pakistan aiming to strengthen their defense. As the qualifiers progress, Pakistan looks to build on their experience and cohesion for future international competitions.

Denis Hardin

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