Taiwan shut out in 5-0 loss to Jordan

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Taipei Times
Date: Nov 21, 2019
By: Staff writer, with CNA

Taiwan’s national soccer team on Tuesday were shut out by Jordan, losing 5-0 to the hosts in the second round of qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The first goal came just four minutes into the match at Amman International Stadium, with Jordan forward Baha’ Faisal taking a pass from midfielder Mousa al-Taamari to fire from close range and beat Taiwan goalkeeper Pan Wen-chieh.

Taiwan struggled to defend against the hosts, who dominated possession.

In the 25th minute Jordan midfielder Ahmed al-Ersan sent a thunderous drive from outside the left side of the penalty area over Pan’s outstretched hands straight into the top-right corner of the goal.

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