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Two European stars to play for Jordan U23 at AFC U23 Championship

Two European stars to play for Jordan U23 at AFC U23 Championship

Recently, Jordan U23 has called for two additional stars playing in Europe to prepare for the AFC U23 Championship to be held in Thailand in January 2020.

Recently, the Jordan U23 team has gathered to train under the guidance of head coach Ahmed Abdel Qader in order to best prepare for the upcoming 2020 AFC U23 Championship. In the preliminary list of 26 players of the West Asian team, the most notable names are two stars who are playing in Europe for Cyprus' APOEL club: Musa Al-Taamari and Omar Hani.

Despite being only 22 years old, Musa Al-Taamari has been the mainstay of the Jordan national football team. He moved to APOEL to play in May 2018 with a 3-year contract. In the first season, this midfielder won Cypriot First Division with APOEL and became one of the best players of this league.

Musa Al Taamari is currently pursued by many famous European clubs such as AS Roma, Besiktas or Fiorentina. According to Transfermarkt, the transfer fee of the midfielder is about 2 million euros. At the moment, Musa Al-Taamari and APOEL are sublime in the Europa League as they have passed the group stage with 2nd place of Group A, behind Sevilla.

Meanwhile, Omar Hani has just moved to APOEL at the beginning of this season. The 20-year-old midfielder is one of the rising stars of Jordan football and can follow in Musa Al-Taamari's footsteps, who is successful in Europe.

Apart from the above two names, the remaining Jordan U23 players are mainly playing for domestic clubs. On December 28th, Jordan U23 will have a training tour in Malaysia. On January 3rd, they will move to Thailand to take final preparations for the 2020 AFC U23 Championship.

Two European stars to play for Jordan U23 at AFC U23 Championship

In the upcoming tournament in Thailand, Jordan U23 will be on the same table with Vietnam U23, UAE U23 and North Korea U23. In terms of ability, all 4 teams in the group are on the same level so it will be difficult to predict the results of this group. According to the schedule, the first match of Jordan U23 will be the confrontation with North Korea U23 on January 10th.

List of 26 players of Jordan U23 preparing for 2020 AFC U23 Championship:

Goalkeepers (3): Abdullah Al-Fakhouri, Ahmed Al-Juaidi, Raafat Al-Rabee

Defenders (6): Saad Al-Rousan, Hadi Al-Hourani, Shawqi Al-Qazaa, Moaz Al-Amouri, Ward Al-Berri, Ehab Al-Khawaldeh

Midfielders (10): Ahmed Thaer, Ibrahim Saadeh, Nour Al-Rawabdeh, Nizar Al-Rashdan, Weigh Al-Nuaimat, Yazan Abdel-Al, Muhammad Abdul Muttalib, Muhammad Issam Al-Mashah, Musa Al-Taamari, Omar Hani

Forwards (7): Muhammad Wael Al-Zoubi, Yousef Abu Al-Jazar, Afaneh, Bassam Deldoum, Muhammad Bani Atiya, Samreen, Ali Alwan.