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22.November.2009 at 18:00
Asian Cup Qualifier
King Abdullah Stadium, Amman
Attendance : 20000
Referee: Ali Hamad Al Badwawi -UAE
Opponent Confederation: AFC
1 - 0
Referee: Ali Hamad Al Badwawi -UAE Asian Cup Qualifier-match

Amer Deeb Mohammed (80) None.
Opening Line-up
Amer Shafi Mahmoud
Hatem Aqal
Hassouneh Al Sheikh
Khalid Abdullah
Abdulla Deeb
Bassam Fathi
Mahmood Jamal
Amer Deeb Mohammed
Baha' Abdelrahman Mustafa
Anas Waleed Bani-Yassin
Mohammed Abdul Halim
Mohammad NOSRATI
Hossein KAEBI
Pejman NOURI
Abdulla Al Deeb
Moayyed Abou Kashk
Ahmed Abdul Halim
Abdulla Al Deeb -> Hassouneh Al Sheikh (46)
Moayyed Abou Kashk -> Mohammed Abdul Halim ((55)
Ahmed Abdul Halim -> MMahmood Jamal (73)
Milad MEYDAVOUDI -> Iman MOBALI (59)
Hashim BEIGZADEH -> Khosrow HEYDARI (78)
Arash BORHANI -> Karim ANSARIFARD (85)
Yellow cards
Udai Al Saifi (29) None.
Red cards
None None.
Match report
Coach : Afshin Ghotbi
Amer Deeb scored with 11 minutes remaining as Jordan edged out Iran 1-0 in Sunday's 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualifier to throw the qualification picture in Group E wide open.

Amer Deeb converted from close range following a late spell of pressure from the home side as Jordan picked up a first win of the campaign while handing Iran their first defeat.

With two games remaining, Iran remain at the top of the table with seven points and just a point clear of Singapore, with third-placed Thailand just a point further back and Jordan moving onto four points and firmly into contention.

At King Abdullah International Stadium, Jordan started brightly and came close to opening the scoring after just four minutes as Amer Deeb directed Hassouneh Al Sheikh's cross into the path of Mohammad Abdelhalim and he saw his shot saved by Iran goalkeeper Seyed Mahdi Rahmati.

Iran replied three minutes later when Iman Mobali made his way into the Jordan penalty area and fired over the crossbar.

Jordan's encouraging start continued although they were frustrated by the Iran defence until Amer Deeb fired just wide of the upright after 19 minutes.

Iran relied on counter-attacks to relieve the pressure and came close to opening the scoring 11 minutes later as Andranik Teymourian's header was saved by Jordan goalkeeper Amer Shafi.

Jordan coach Adnan Hamad introduced Abdallah Deeb in the second half with the home side needing to score to keep their qualification hopes alive, but it was Iran who nearly broke the deadlock six minutes after the break as Ehsan Haji Safi fired over the crossbar from close range.

Iran continued to improve and should have opened the scoring four minutes later when Pejman Nouri's powerful shot from outside the area was turned away by Shafi.

Jordan came the close to breaking the deadlock six minutes after the hour mark as Mohamad Jamal headed Amer Deeb's corner against the crossbar before Iran defender Hadi Aghily cleared off the line from Oday Al Saify.

The home side continued to press and Jordan finally took the lead as Al Saify crossed for Amer Deeb to convert from close range.

Jordan should have doubled their lead five minutes later but Iran goalkeeper Rahmati denied substitute Abdallah Deeb.
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