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The national football team stands just minutes away from winning the Asian Cup for the first time in its history when the defending champion meets its brotherly Qatari counterpart, in an all-Arab final, the events of which will take place at Lusail World Cup Stadium at six in the evening today.
“Al-Nashama” is eagerly awaiting the touch of glory through the current edition of the continental finals hosted by Doha, and, behind him, the Jordanian people are searching to write a new history for the homeland in the world of sports in a comprehensive way, and football in particular, and to enter the gate of continental achievements that it deserves for what it possesses. Of human strength that reflected the nature of the Jordanian, who was and is still making many sacrifices in all fields to reach his position, which was absent on many occasions due to various circumstances.
The team’s achievement in reaching this level of progress was not the result of coincidence, but rather came as a result of organized work and great efforts led and continues to be led by His Highness Prince Ali bin Al Hussein, President of the Football Association, and successive generations in this field, leading to this door that the stardom will storm with all legitimacy. Knowing that he has many keys and options to open this door towards the “Cup” and win the title bet, which is now oscillating between two.
Considering that the event is bigger than description, words are unable to do justice to the achievement and to do justice to the starving people in this forum.. Yes, words fail, and today the field in (Lusail) remains the greatest witness to the starving ones as they stood tall when the Royal Anthem was played in moments that every Jordanian who is a native of Nashmi will never forget. All eternity.
In the group stage, Al-Nashama finished third in Group Five with 4 points from three matches, two points behind leaders Bahrain, and one point behind the Republic of Korea, compared to one point for Malaysia.
The national team succeeded in achieving victory in the first round over Malaysia 4-0, and tied with the Republic of Korea 2-2, before losing to Bahrain in the third round 0-1.
In the round of 16, he managed to win over Iraq 3-2, then in the quarter-finals he defeated Tajikistan 1-0, and in the semi-finals he defeated South Korea 2-0.
At the same time, the Qatari team will strive to retain the title after being crowned champion of the last edition (UAE 2019) and continue to exceed continental records, as Al-Anabi began the campaign to defend the title in an ideal way, and without a noticeable presence in the group stage, achieving the full mark with three victories, surpassing the teams of Lebanon and Tajikistan. And China, reaching the round of 16, scoring 5 goals without conceding any, setting up a date with the Palestinian team in the second round.
The home team continued, to meet the Uzbekistan team in the quarter-finals, facing the real test, in addition to the distinguished levels presented by the Uzbek competitor, but the Qatari team passed that difficult stage after a draw in the original and extra time with a goal for the same, with a penalty shootout.
In the semi-finals, “Al-Adam” met its Iranian counterpart, who was one of the most prominent candidates for the title, especially after eliminating the Japanese team in the quarter-finals, and Al-Anabi played a heroic match that gave them the advantage by three goals to two, to advance to the final.
Returning to the “starchy” matters, yesterday the team trained its last before the continental qualification on the Al-Aqla stadiums in a session that was a “farewell” to those stadiums that were good news for the starchy ones, and they are preparing for it over the course of an entire month to appear stronger and more beautiful every day.
Moroccan Hussein Amouta led the team's training yesterday in the presence of all the players, who applied many options and skills in addition to their focus on the physical aspect, without neglecting the psychological aspects, and entered in front of the opponent with all seriousness to prove that the dream had become a reality.
It is likely that the ranks of the two teams will be full, given the optimism expressed by coach Nashama Amouta and coach Annabi Lopez, during the press conference yesterday, with the presence of all the elements and stars in the rosters, so Lusail Stadium is expected to witness a match studded with stars and resonant names.
The national team, thank God, does not suffer from significant injuries, nor does the competitor, and this indicates the club and heat that fans of the two battalions are waiting for throughout the Arab world.
When detailing this matter, we relied on expectations indicating that the appearance of the players today in the final scene will not differ from that in previous matches, given that all the names have become stars, and that those who participated have become distinguished, as well as those who did not participate will be in good faith, because the general situation is yet to come. This path led the players to strong levels, but the coach remains the most knowledgeable and correct in his choices, regardless of the names and the timing of their appearance.
It is expected that Amouta will not make any significant changes in the usual formation, as Yazid Abu Laila is in goal, and the three-man defense line is led by Yazan Al-Arab, Abdullah Nassib and Salem Al-Ajalin.
The task of building the Nashama attacks will be by Nizar Al-Rashdan and Nour Al-Rawabdeh. From the sides, Musa Al-Taamari, Ali Alwan and Mahmoud Mardi will play, and the spearhead, Yazan Al-Naimat, will appear at the forefront.
The Qatar national team has a homogeneous group of players, with Lopez relying on the prowess of his brilliant goalkeeper, Mashal Barshim, and in front of him are Bidor, Ali, and Lucas Mendes.
The attacks are led by Youssef Abdel Razzaq, Jaber, Ahmed Fathi, Muhammad Ad, and Al-Amin to finance Al-Moez Ali and Akram Afif, the most influential duo in the Qatari attack. Opinion