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PROPHECY: Vietnam U23 team will be eliminated by the Jordanian curse?

PROPHECY: Vietnam U23 team will be eliminated by the Jordanian curse?

In the history of AFC U23 Championship tournaments, Jordan U23 team has never lost against Southeast Asian countries.

Jordan U23 was one of the teams who have appeared in every AFC U23 Championship event since it was held for the first time in 2013.

Their best result came in the 2013 tournament when they fished as the third-place team, beating South Korea U23 in the penalty shoot-out to achieve it.

It was also the competition that they defeated the Myanmar U23 team, the first Southeast Asian nation who appeared in the AFC U23 Championship event. At that time, Jordan U23 humiliated Myanmar by a 6-1 score, including a hat-trick scored by Hamza Al-Dardour.

In the next event which was held in 2016, Jordan U23 was drawn into Group D alongside the Vietnam U23 team. They met Golden Stars in the first match, beating them by scoring three goals while conceding only one time.

After that competition, Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) decided to sack head coach Toshiya Miura even though his contract would be expired after 3 months. However, after advancing to the quarter-finals again, they were eliminated by South Korea U23 team.

2 years ago, Jordan went on appearing in the final tournament of the 2018 AFC U23 Championship. Despite being eliminated at the group stage, they still kept the undefeated streak when they drew the Malaysia U23 team by 1-1 score.

Consequently, Vietnam U23 in 2020 will find it hard to beat Jordan who has never lost against Southeast Asian countries.