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AFC Asian Cup 2023: Iraq vs Jordan: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast

Published at :January 27, 2024 at 5:33 PM
Modified at :January 27, 2024 at 5:33 PM
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Samannay Sen


Iraq is undefeated in their last five internationals against Jordan.

The AFC Asian Cup 2023 has witnessed some wonderful clashes in the group stages and now it’s time for the round of 16 matches. In what promises to be an electrifying encounter, Iraq will lock horns with Jordan in their upcoming round of 16 fixture on Monday, January 29.

With both teams eyeing a spot in the quarter-finals, anticipation is high as fans eagerly await the showdown between these two Middle Eastern football powerhouses. Iraq will be the favorites as they take on Jordan with the superb form they are in this tournament. With a spot in the quarter-finals at stake, both teams will leave no stone unturned in their quest for victory.

Kick-Off

Monday, January 29, 2024 at 10:30 GMT

Location: Khalifa International Stadium (Doha)

Form

Iraq (in all competitions): W-L-W-W-W

Jordan (in all competitions): W-L-W-D-L

Players to Watch

Aymen Hussein (Iraq)

AYMEN HUSSEIN AFC ASIAN CUP 2023 RECORD
Aymen Hussein relishing with his teammates from Iraq. (Courtesy: AFC)

Aymen Hussein has consistently demonstrated his aerial prowess throughout the tournament, emerging as a potent threat to opposing defenses.

He is the current top scorer of the tournament His commanding presence in the box, coupled with his impeccable timing, has enabled him to capitalize on set-piece opportunities, thereby providing invaluable goals for the Iraq football team. He will play a key factor in the upcoming fixture against Jordan.

Yazan Al-Naimat (Jordan)

Yazan Al-Naimat added positively to the attacking prowess of Jordan. (Courtesy: AFC)

The Al Ahli forward has been a key striker in the Jordan side. His ability to score goals as well as help in the attacking options has added to the attacking prowess of Jordan.

He is in good form in the AFC Asian Cup 2023 and will be a handful for the Iraqi defenders. He has 2 goals in this competition although one was in the friendly against Qatar.

Match Facts

  • Iraq is undefeated in their last five internationals against Jordan.
  • Jordan scored 6 goals throughout the group stage of the AFC Asian Cup 2023.
  • Aymen Hussein from Iraq has scored 5 goals in the AFC Asian Cup 2023, the most goals by an Iraqi player in a single edition of the tournament.

Injury and Team News

There is no news of injury in the camps and both Iraq and Jordan are expected to field their strongest line-up in the upcoming encounter.

Head-to-Head

Total Matches – 11

Iraq wins – 6

Jordan wins – 1

Draws – 4

Predicted Line-up

Iraq (4-2-3-1)

Hassan (GK), Ali, Natiq, Sulaka, Al-Hajjaj, Putros, Al-Ammari, Aymen, Bayesh, Elaibi, Mohanad Ali

Jordan (3-4-3)

Abulaila (GK), Nasib, Alarab, Al Ajalin, Haddad, Al-Rashdan, Ayed, Al-Mardi, Al-Taamari, Al-Naimat, Olwan.

Prediction for Iraq vs Jordan

Iraq looks stronger on paper and are in great form which will give them an additional advantage against Jordan.

Prediction: Iraq 3-1 Jordan

Telecast for Iraq vs Jordan

India – Sports 18, Jio Cinema

Qatar, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Yemen, Oman – BeinSports, Alkass

United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Belgium, Netherlands – Triller TV

Australia – Network 10

Saudi Arabia – Shahid

Tajikistan – Varzishtv

United Arab Emirates – ADTV

AFC Asian Cup 2023 Worldwide Broadcast DetailsClick here

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