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Pakistan Suffers Crushing 0-7 Defeat Against Jordan in FIFA WC 2026 Qualifier

In a recent FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifier, Pakistan suffered a devastating 0-7 defeat against Jordan. The match, which took place at the Amman International Stadium, was part of the fourth round of Group Seven competitions in the Asian qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup.

Jordan’s victory was marked by an impressive performance from Musa Al-Taamari, who scored a hat-trick by netting the first, fourth, and sixth goals. Yazan Al-Naimat added to the tally with a penalty kick in the 28th minute, followed by Saad Al-Rousan who secured the third goal for the team in the 52nd minute.

The scoring spree continued with Ali Alwan finding the back of the net in the 75th minute. Muhammad Abu Zureiq wrapped up the scoring with the seventh goal in the 83rd minute. This victory has propelled Jordan to the second place in Group Seven of the Asian qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup, amassing a total of seven points.

This was not the first encounter between the two teams. Last Thursday, Jordan had already thrashed Pakistan 3-0 at the Jinnah Stadium in Islamabad during the first qualifying match between the two sides. This marked Jordan’s first visit to Pakistan for a football match in 18 years.

Pakistan’s performance was hampered by the absence of defenders Mohammad Fazal and Abdullah Iqbal. Fazal was sidelined due to a hamstring injury, while Iqbal was suspended for the crucial game following accumulated yellow cards from recent matches.

Pakistan’s journey in the qualifiers has been a mix of victories and defeats. They clinched a 1-0 victory against Cambodia last October, marking their first-ever FIFA World Cup qualifier win in Islamabad. However, their momentum faltered with a 4-0 loss to Saudi Arabia in the subsequent round.

Looking ahead, two teams from the group will advance to the third round, while the remaining two sides will contend in the Asian Cup 2027 Qualifiers. Despite the recent loss, Pakistan’s English coach Stephen Constantine expressed satisfaction in his team’s ability to limit Jordan to three goals during their encounter in Islamabad.

The national team arrived in Amman through a private airline flight via Doha, as stated by the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF). The squads for both teams included a mix of seasoned and new players, all of whom played crucial roles in their respective teams’ performances.

As the qualifiers continue, both teams will be looking to improve their strategies and performances in the upcoming matches. For Pakistan, the focus will be on overcoming this defeat and preparing for the challenges ahead in the tournament.

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