Jordan whip Pakistan 7-0 in WC Qualifiers

By our correspondent
Amman: Riding on a hat-trick from Mousa Al Ta’mari, a dominant Jordan beat Pakistan 7-0 in a Group G match of Round 2 for the FIFA World Cup 2026 and AFC Asian Cup Saudi Arabia 2027™ at the Amman International Stadium in Amman on Tuesday.
Besides Tam’mari, Abu Zraiq scored a brace while Yaizan Al Naimat, Saeed Al Rosan and Ali Olwan scored one apiece.
The victory brightened Jordan’s chances of making it to Round 3 as they moved to second with seven with seven points, three behind Saudi Arabia and two ahead of Tajikistan.
After some stubborn defending by Pakistan in the initial stages, Jordan took the lead in the 15th minute. Ibrahim Sadeh snatched the ball at the centre of the midfield, and laid it for Al Ta’mari who entered the 18-yard box to finish off clinically with his left foot.
The lead was doubled in the 28th minute after Al Naimat, who was brought down inside the box, converted from the spot.
Changing over, Saed Al Rosan made it 3-0 for Jordan in the 52nd minute. Following a corner, Rosan put it past rival goalkeeper Yousuf Butt with a delectable touch.
Ta’mari scored his second and his team’s fourth in the 62nd minute. Quick to intercept an assist from Ehsan Haddad, Tamari headed the ball in.
But Jordan were not content and the fifth goal came in the 75th minute. Receiving a pass from Naimat, Olwan sidestepped a couple to slot home.
Ta’mari completed his trick four minutes later. Played in between the two defenders, he took his time, evaded both, and put the ball in to make it 6-0.
The last goal came in the 82nd minute, and it came straight from the drawing board. Having earned a free-kick at the end of the 18-yard box, Zraiq buried it in to complete the win.

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