Doha: Super sub Tursunali Rustamov’s 86th minute goal steered Kyrgyz Republic to a 1-0 win over Jordan in a friendly match at the Qatar SC Stadium on Thursday.
After suffering a 4-0 loss to Japan last month, the win against Jordan serves as a major confidence boost to the Central Asians as they march towards their AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Group C campaign against China PR, Korea Republic and the Philippines.
Jordan, who are in Group B with defending champions Australia, Palestine and Syria, will have to raise the bar before they begin their fourth appearance in the Continental showpiece.
Both sides have two more friendly matches lined up before the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 kicks off.
Qatar v Jordan
Qatar v Kyrgyz Republic
China PR v Jordan
Kyrgyz Republic v Palestine
Photo: Jordan Football Association