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2019 AFC Asian Cup Group B

Group B of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup took place from 6 to 15 January 2019.[1] The group consisted of defending champions Australia, Syria, Palestine, and Jordan.[2] The top two teams, Jordan and Australia, advanced to the round of 16.[3]

TeamsEdit

Draw position Team Zone Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
FIFA Rankings
April 2018[nb 1] December 2018
B1   Australia AFF Second Round Group B winners 29 March 2016 4th 2015 (winners) Winners (2015) 40 41
B2   Syria WAFF Second Round Group E runners-up
(2nd best runners-up)
29 March 2016 6th 2011 (group stage) Group stage (1980, 1984, 1988, 1996, 2011) 76 74
B3   Palestine WAFF Third Round Group D runners-up 10 October 2017 2nd 2015 (group stage) Group stage (2015) 83 99
B4   Jordan WAFF Third Round Group C winners 14 November 2017 4th 2015 (group stage) Quarter-finals (2004, 2011) 117 109
Notes
  1. ^ The rankings of April 2018 were used for seeding for the final draw.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Jordan 3 2 1 0 3 0 +3 7 Advance to knockout stage
2   Australia 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
3   Palestine 3 0 2 1 0 3 −3 2
4   Syria 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

In the round of 16:

  • The winners of Group B, Jordan, advanced to play the third-placed team of Group D, Vietnam.
  • The runners-up of Group B, Australia, advanced to play the runners-up of Group F, Uzbekistan.

MatchesEdit

All times listed are GST (UTC+4).

Australia vs JordanEdit

 
Jordan players celebrating after the match

With 10 minutes on the clock, Musa Al-Taamari turned in the area, only to shoot across the face of the goal. Robbie Kruse’s through ball found Awer Mabil, whose first-time shot was kept out by Amer Shafi. At 26 minutes, Baha' Abdel-Rahman’s corner found Anas Bani Yaseen who powered his header beyond Mathew Ryan. Minutes later Jordan almost doubled their lead after Trent Sainsbury’s foul on Al-Taamari provided Abdel-Rahman the opportunity to go for goal from the edge of the area, only for Ryan to tip the free-kick onto the crossbar.[4] Australia were denied a penalty for Feras Shelbaieh's apparent handball shortly before the break.[5] Early in the second half, Mabil drove a low ball across the face of goal that Shafi pushed to the feet of one of his own defenders, while Tom Rogic’s dipping shot from range was also beaten away by the goalkeeper. At the other end, Yaseen Al-Bakhit’s long range drive was just off target moments after beating two defenders and seeing the ball out for a corner. Twelve minutes from time, Mabil saw his low drive come back off the base of Shafi’s left upright while substitute Jackson Irvine headed wide three minutes later. Australia continued to push and Shafi was forced into action in the final seconds of the game as Jordan recorded a historic result.[6]

Australia  0–1  Jordan
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Attendance: 4,934
Referee: Ahmed Al-Kaf (Oman)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Australia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jordan
GK 1 Mathew Ryan
RB 19 Josh Risdon   46'
CB 2 Milos Degenek
CB 20 Trent Sainsbury   28'
LB 16 Aziz Behich
CM 5 Mark Milligan (c)
CM 8 Massimo Luongo   74'
RW 21 Awer Mabil
AM 23 Tom Rogic
LW 10 Robbie Kruse   55'
CF 9 Jamie Maclaren
Substitutions:
DF 4 Rhyan Grant   46'
FW 15 Chris Ikonomidis   55'
MF 22 Jackson Irvine   74'
Manager:
Graham Arnold
 
GK 1 Amer Shafi (c)
RB 2 Feras Shelbaieh
CB 3 Tareq Khattab
CB 19 Anas Bani Yaseen
LB 21 Salem Al-Ajalin
CM 4 Baha' Abdel-Rahman
CM 6 Saeed Murjan   90'
RW 7 Yousef Al-Rawashdeh
AM 11 Yaseen Al-Bakhit   88'
LW 13 Khalil Bani Attiah
CF 18 Musa Al-Taamari   51'   72'
Substitutions:
FW 9 Baha' Faisal   72'
FW 14 Ahmad Ersan   88'
MF 10 Ahmed Samir   90'
Manager:
  Vital Borkelmans

Man of the Match:
Anas Bani Yaseen (Jordan)

Assistant referees:[7]
Abu Bakar Al-Amri (Oman)
Rashid Al-Ghaithi (Oman)
Fourth official:
Taleb Al-Marri (Qatar)
Additional assistant referees:
Abdulrahman Al-Jassim (Qatar)
Khamis Al-Marri (Qatar)

Syria vs PalestineEdit

 
Syrian fans before the match

Omar Al Somah’s run down the left caught Palestine off guard and his cross found Omar Kharbin in the area who fired his effort wide. Syria almost took the lead after seven minutes, when Palestine custodian Rami Hamadeh lost the ball in the area only for Kharbin to see his close-range effort cleared off the line by Abdullah Jaber.[8] Syria continued to pile the pressure on Palestine as Hamadeh was called into action in the 29th minute when he produced an acrobatic save to deny Kharbin's header. Syria then suffered a blow in the 39th minute when Osama Omari was stretchered off the pitch after picking up an injury and replaced by Youssef Kalfa. With a minute left in the half, Syria were given another opportunity but Al Somah couldn’t convert his free-kick as the score remained 0–0 at half-time. Palestine went down to 10 men after Mohammed Saleh picked up his second yellow card in the 68th minute. However, Syria failed to capitalise on their one-man advantage, and both the teams settled for a share of the points.[9]

Syria  0–0  Palestine
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Syria
 
 
 
 
 
Palestine
GK 1 Ibrahim Alma
RB 2 Ahmad Al Salih
CB 4 Jehad Al Baour
CB 15 Abdul Malek Al Anizan
LB 3 Moayad Ajan
CM 14 Tamer Haj Mohamad   76'   81'
CM 18 Zaher Midani   73'
RW 11 Osama Omari   41'
AM 7 Omar Kharbin
LW 21 Fahd Youssef
CF 9 Omar Al Somah (c)
Substitutions:
MF 17 Youssef Kalfa   41'
MF 10 Mohammed Osman   73'
MF 16 Ahmed Ashkar   90+2'   81'
Manager:
  Bernd Stange
 
GK 22 Rami Hamadeh
RB 7 Musab Al-Battat   59'
CB 4 Mohammed Saleh   43'   68'
CB 15 Abdelatif Bahdari (c)
LB 14 Abdullah Jaber
RM 23 Mohammed Darweesh
CM 8 Jonathan Cantillana   5'   76'
CM 9 Tamer Seyam
CM 17 Pablo Tamburrini   64'
LM 10 Sameh Maraaba
CF 11 Yashir Islame   82'
Substitutions:
DF 21 Alexis Norambuena   64'
MF 6 Shadi Shaban   76'
FW 19 Mahmoud Wadi   82'
Manager:
  Noureddine Ould Ali

Man of the Match:
Abdelatif Bahdari (Palestine)

Assistant referees:[7]
Abdukhamidullo Rasulov (Uzbekistan)
Jakhongir Saidov (Uzbekistan)
Fourth official:
Sergei Grishchenko (Kyrgyzstan)
Additional assistant referees:
Valentin Kovalenko (Uzbekistan)
Ilgiz Tantashev (Uzbekistan)

Jordan vs SyriaEdit

The opener came in the 26th minute when Yaseen Al-Bakhit cut the ball back from the left to Yousef Al-Rawashdeh and his low driven centre was steered home at pace by Musa Al-Taamari. Three minutes later Jordan came close to score their second as Al-Bakhit found Al-Taamari, only for his effort to bounce off the turf before clearing the crossbar. The second goal came two minutes before the interval, Baha' Abdel-Rahman’s short corner to Al-Taamari was whipped into the area and Tareq Khattab held off the Syrian defence to head home at the near post. Omar Kharbin headed just over the bar five minutes after the restart before shooting straight at Amer Shafi six minutes later. Kharbin was involved again in the 71st minute as the Jordanian defence made an error to gift him the ball 25 yards from goal, but this time Shafi was on hand to save, doing just enough to divert his shot wide of the left post. Jordan came close to score late as both Saeed Murjan and Ahmad Ersan narrowly missed.[10] The Syrian coach Bernd Stange was sacked after this match, and replaced with former manager Fajr Ibrahim.[11]

Jordan  2–0  Syria
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Jordan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Syria
GK 1 Amer Shafi (c)
RB 2 Feras Shelbaieh
CB 19 Anas Bani Yaseen
CB 21 Salem Al-Ajalin
LB 3 Tareq Khattab
RM 7 Yousef Al-Rawashdeh   52'
CM 4 Baha' Abdel-Rahman
CM 6 Saeed Murjan
LM 13 Khalil Bani Attiah
CF 11 Yaseen Al-Bakhit
CF 18 Musa Al-Taamari   80'   85'
Substitutions:
MF 10 Ahmed Samir   52'
FW 14 Ahmad Ersan   85'
Manager:
  Vital Borkelmans
 
GK 1 Ibrahim Alma
RB 2 Ahmad Al Salih
CB 21 Fahd Youssef   70'
CB 4 Jehad Al Baour   80'   82'
LB 3 Moayad Ajan
RM 15 Abdul Malek Al Anizan   33'
CM 14 Tamer Haj Mohamad
CM 10 Mohammed Osman
LM 19 Mardik Mardikian   2'   46'
CF 7 Omar Kharbin
CF 9 Omar Al Somah (c)
Substitutions:
MF 8 Mahmoud Al-Mawas   46'
MF 17 Youssef Kalfa   70'
MF 20 Khaled Mobayed   82'
Manager:
  Bernd Stange

Man of the Match:
Tareq Khattab (Jordan)

Assistant referees:[12]
Yoon Kwang-yeol (South Korea)
Park Sang-jun (South Korea)
Fourth official:
Yaser Tulefat (Bahrain)
Additional assistant referees:
Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain)
Ko Hyung-jin (South Korea)

Palestine vs AustraliaEdit

Jamie Maclaren headed in from Tom Rogic's cross to score his first international goal and give the holders a 1–0 lead in the 18th minute. Two minutes later, Australia doubled their lead when Awer Mabil found his way in behind the defence to side-foot home an angled pass from Chris Ikonomidis. Mabil was teed up by Maclaren in the dying moments of the first half, only for the winger to blaze his effort high and wide from close range. An attempted 54th-minute cross from Rhyan Grant caught the woodwork after a heavy deflection off Abdullah Jaber, while Palestine's Musab Al-Battat made a defensive intervention moments later. Australia sealed their win in the 90th minute, with substitute Apostolos Giannou rising high to head home an Ikonomidis cross following an Australian set-piece.[13]

Palestine  0–3  Australia
Report
Attendance: 11,915
 
 
 
 
 
 
Palestine
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Australia
GK 22 Rami Hamadeh
RB 7 Musab Al-Battat
CB 15 Abdelatif Bahdari (c)
CB 21 Alexis Norambuena
LB 14 Abdullah Jaber
CM 19 Mahmoud Wadi   77'
CM 23 Mohammed Darweesh
RW 6 Shadi Shaban
AM 20 Nazmi Albadawi   71'
LW 9 Tamer Seyam
CF 8 Jonathan Cantillana   35'   57'
Substitutions:
MF 18 Oday Dabbagh   57'
MF 3 Mohammed Bassim   71'
FW 12 Khaled Salem   77'
Manager:
  Noureddine Ould Ali
 
GK 1 Mathew Ryan
RB 4 Rhyan Grant
CB 2 Milos Degenek
CB 20 Trent Sainsbury   83'
LB 16 Aziz Behich
CM 5 Mark Milligan (c)
CM 22 Jackson Irvine
RW 21 Awer Mabil   87'
AM 23 Tom Rogic   56'   75'
LW 15 Chris Ikonomidis
CF 9 Jamie Maclaren   82'
Substitutions:
MF 8 Massimo Luongo   75'
FW 14 Apostolos Giannou   82'
FW 10 Robbie Kruse   87'
Manager:
Graham Arnold

Man of the Match:
Awer Mabil (Australia)

Assistant referees:[14]
Abdukhamidullo Rasulov (Uzbekistan)
Jakhongir Saidov (Uzbekistan)
Fourth official:
Mohamed Salman (Bahrain)
Additional assistant referees:
Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)
Ilgiz Tantashev (Uzbekistan)

Australia vs SyriaEdit

 
Awer Mabil after scoring first goal

Chris Ikonomidis found the hands of Ibrahim Alma with his long range attempt before the Syrian keeper twice denied Jamie Maclaren. In the 41st minute, Awer Mabil's curling strike arced its way inside the keeper’s right post. The lead was to last less than two minutes, however, as Moayad Ajan seared down the left flank beyond Rhyan Grant and sent in a cross that Omar Kharbin headed goalward. Mathew Ryan made the initial save, but Kharbin converted the rebound. Nine minutes after the restart, Australia were back in front. Tom Rogic’s ball from the left slid past Hussein Jwayed to land at the feet of Ikonomidis, who steered his effort over the line. Substitute Apostolos Giannou then hit the post 15 minutes from time, and five minutes later Syria were level after the referee pointed to the spot and Omar Al Somah converted. Three minutes into added time, Rogic gave Australia the win after he scored with an effort from distance.[15] For Syria, this defeat meant they had not progressed from the group stage for the sixth consecutive AFC Asian Cup.

Australia  3–2  Syria
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Australia
 
 
 
 
 
 
Syria
GK 1 Mathew Ryan
RB 4 Rhyan Grant
CB 2 Milos Degenek
CB 5 Mark Milligan (c)
LB 16 Aziz Behich
CM 22 Jackson Irvine
CM 8 Massimo Luongo   62'   90+1'
RW 21 Awer Mabil   82'
AM 23 Tom Rogic
LW 15 Chris Ikonomidis
CF 9 Jamie Maclaren   68'
Substitutions:
FW 14 Apostolos Giannou   68'
FW 10 Robbie Kruse   82'
DF 6 Matthew Jurman   90+1'
Manager:
Graham Arnold
 
GK 1 Ibrahim Alma
RB 12 Hussein Jwayed   74'
CB 5 Omar Midani
CB 2 Ahmad Al Salih (c)
LB 3 Moayad Ajan
RM 8 Mahmoud Al-Mawas   59'
CM 14 Tamer Haj Mohamad
CM 20 Khaled Mobayed   83'
LM 7 Omar Kharbin
AM 10 Mohammed Osman   72'
CF 9 Omar Al Somah
Substitutions:
MF 21 Fahd Youssef   72'
DF 15 Abdul Malek Al Anizan   74'
MF 18 Zaher Midani   83'
Manager:
Fajr Ibrahim

Man of the Match:
Tom Rogic (Australia)

Assistant referees:[16]
Miguel Hernández (Mexico)
Alberto Morín (Mexico)
Fourth official:
Palitha Hemathunga (Sri Lanka)
Additional assistant referees:
Liu Kwok Man (Hong Kong)
Khamis Al-Marri (Qatar)

Palestine vs JordanEdit

Palestine came close to breaking the deadlock in the 17th minute when Amer Shafi produced a fingertip save to keep out Abdelatif Bahdari’s flicked attempt from a Tamer Seyam corner. Baha' Abdel-Rahman then flashed a shot inches over the bar from distance, before, in the final moments of the first half, Shafi punched clear with striker Mahmoud Wadi lurking. Six minutes after the restart, Oday Dabbagh failed to find the target with a header from Musab Al-Battat’s delivery. Moments later, Bahdari’s header from another Seyam set-piece was gathered on his line by Shafi, and Ahmad Ersan’s 68th minute shot at the other end was saved by Rami Hamadeh.[17]

Palestine  0–0  Jordan
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Palestine
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jordan
GK 22 Rami Hamadeh
RB 3 Mohammed Bassim   88'
CB 15 Abdelatif Bahdari (c)
CB 7 Musab Al-Battat
LB 14 Abdullah Jaber
RM 18 Oday Dabbagh
CM 23 Mohammed Darweesh   79'
CM 4 Mohammed Saleh
LM 9 Tamer Seyam   19'
AM 11 Yashir Islame   62'
CF 19 Mahmoud Wadi   88'
Substitutions:
FW 12 Khaled Salem   62'
MF 20 Nazmi Albadawi   79'
DF 21 Alexis Norambuena   88'
Manager:
  Noureddine Ould Ali
 
GK 1 Amer Shafi (c)
RB 2 Feras Shelbaieh
CB 3 Tareq Khattab
CB 19 Anas Bani Yaseen   54'
LB 23 Ihsan Haddad
CM 13 Khalil Bani Attiah
CM 4 Baha' Abdel-Rahman
RW 14 Ahmad Ersan   82'
AM 6 Saeed Murjan   25'   63'
LW 11 Yaseen Al-Bakhit
CF 10 Ahmed Samir
Substitutions:
FW 20 Odai Khadr   63'
MF 16 Saleh Rateb   82'
Manager:
  Vital Borkelmans

Man of the Match:
Ahmed Samir (Jordan)

Assistant referees:[16]
Taleb Al-Marri (Qatar)
Saud Al-Maqaleh (Qatar)
Fourth official:
Yoon Kwang-yeol (South Korea)
Additional assistant referees:
Ali Sabah (Iraq)
Khamis Al-Kuwari (Qatar)

DisciplineEdit

Fair play points will be used as tiebreakers if the head-to-head and overall records of teams are tied (and if the penalty shoot-out is not applicable as a tiebreaker). These are calculated based on yellow and red cards received in all group matches as follows:[3][18]

  • yellow card = 1 point
  • red card as a result of two yellow cards = 3 points
  • direct red card = 3 points
  • yellow card followed by direct red card = 4 points

Only one of the above deductions will be applied to a player in a single match.

Team Match 1 Match 2 Match 3 Points
                                   
  Australia 1 2 1 −4
  Jordan 1 1 2 −4
  Syria 2 3 1 −6
  Palestine 2 1 1 2 −8

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Final Draw sets the stage for thrilling contests in UAE 2019". the-afc.com. Asian Football Confederation. 4 May 2018. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  3. ^ a b "AFC Asian Cup 2019 Competition Regulations" (PDF). the-afc.com. Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  4. ^ Adno, Carly (6 January 2019). "Defending Asian Cup champions Australia were beaten 1–0 by Jordan". Fox Sports Asia. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  5. ^ Dorman, Matt (6 January 2019). "Champions stunned in Group B opener". Goal. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Australia 0–1 Jordan". AFC. 6 January 2019. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  7. ^ a b "MATCH OFFICIALS FOR JANUARY 5 & 6". the-afc.com. Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  8. ^ Rajan, Adwaldh (6 January 2019). "10-man Palestine hold Syria to goalless draw in Group B". Fox Sports Asia. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Syria 0–0 Palestine". AFC. 6 January 2019. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Jordan 2–0 Syria". AFC. 10 January 2019. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  11. ^ "Asian Cup news: Syria sack Stange after Jordan loss". FOX Sports Asia. 11 January 2019.
  12. ^ "MATCH OFFICIALS FOR JANUARY 10". AFC. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  13. ^ "Palestine 0–3 Australia". AFC. 11 January 2019. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  14. ^ "MATCH OFFICIALS FOR JANUARY 11". AFC. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  15. ^ "Australia 3–2 Syria". AFC. 15 January 2019. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  16. ^ a b "MATCH OFFICIALS FOR JANUARY 15". AFC. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  17. ^ "Palestine 0–0 Jordan". AFC. 15 January 2019. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  18. ^ "Competition Operations Manual 2019". AFC.

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