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Jazira win Jordan Cup

By Aline Bannayan - May 19,2018 - Last updated at May 19,2018

AMMAN — Jazira made club history on Friday after an impressive 2-0 win over Shabab Urdun at the 38th Jordan Cup final.

The win came after Jazira last won the Jordan Cup in 1984. Jazira had ousted Faisali while Shabab Urdun eliminated Wihdat to reach the final. 

After leading the Jordan Professional Football League in most stages in the past two seasons, Jazira lost two competition finals conceding to Faisali in the 35th Jordan Super Cup, and to Wihdat in the Jordan Football Association (JFA) Shield final. 

This season, Jazira also finished runner-up in the league won by Wihdat for a record 16th time.

In the last of the season’s competitions, Jazira’s win secured their spot in next year’s Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup. They also have a shot to win next year’s season opening Super Cup in which they will face recently crowned league champs Wihdat.

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

It has been a good week for Jazira who also moved to the 15th AFC Cup West Asia Zone final and will play the Iraqi Air Force Club in the set for September 18 in Amman and October 2 in Iraq. Jazira overcame Faisali in the semifinals tying 1-1 before winning 1-0 as the Iraqi Air Force Club beat Lebanon’s Ahed 3-1 and tied 2-2 to qualify. The winner from the West Asia zone final will face the winner from the rest of the Asian zones to decide the AFC Cup title with prize money set at $1.5 million for the champion. 

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