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Jazira and Shabab Urdun aim for Jordan Cup title

By Aline Bannayan - May 17,2018 - Last updated at May 17,2018

AMMAN —  Shabab Urdun play Jazira on Friday in the 38th Jordan Cup final, the last of the season’s competitions with both teams looking to secure the title in order to be eligible for next year’s Asian Football Confederation Cup and playing recently crowned Jordan Professional Football League titleholders Wihdat in the season opening Super Cup.

The teams reached the final after Jazira ousted Faisali while Shabab Urdun eliminated Wihdat. In the first round, Pro League teams played in four groups with the top team moving to the semifinal. (Group A): Aqaba, Jazira, Ramtha; (Group B) Hussein, Yarmouk, Wihdat; (Group C): Baqa’a, Faisali, Ahli; (Group D): That Ras, Shabab Urdun, Manshieh. Jazira topped Group A, Wihdat led Group B, Faisali topped Group C and Shabab Urdun topped group D.

So far this season, Jazira lost two competition finals as Jordan Cup champs Faisali beat Jazira to win the 35th Jordan Super Cup, while Wihdat beat Jazira to win the Jordan Football Association Shield final. Jazira also finished runner up in the league won by Wihdat for a record 16th time.

Since the Cup started in 1980, there have been 37 editions with Faisali being a record 19 time champions. Wihdat has won ten times, Ramtha and Shabab Urdun twice each, while Jazira, Arabi, That Ras and Ahli have won once each.

Last season, Faisali combined the Jordan Cup title with their 33rd league title. Ahli won the 34th Super Cup while Shabab Urdun won their second Shield title after they first won in 2007. 

 

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