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Hamza Al Dardour of Jordan is congratulated by team mates after scoring
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Qualification history
Jordan first tried to negotiate a FIFA World Cup™ qualifying campaign prior to Mexico 1986, but it was not until the Brazil 2014 qualifiers that they came close to actually appearing on football’s greatest stage. Paired with Uruguay in the AFC-CONMEBOL play-off, the Asians were unable to recover from a heavy defeat in the home leg, but did recapture some pride by drawing 0-0 in Montevideo. Having come so close, the Jordanians will be disappointed to have exited contention for Russia 2018 before the final hurdle. They missed out as one of the unlucky group runners-up to fall outside the four best, with a defeat to Australia on the final day of the second round condemning them to watch from the sidelines.