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Amman: Buoyed by the success of the U-16 team who qualified for the AFC U-16 Championship 2018 Malaysia, the Jordan U-19 and U-23 squads are on missions to emulate their counterparts.

Jordan’s U-23 squad, preparing for the AFC U-23 Championship 2018 China, are currently in Thailand for a training stint.

The stint also includes two friendly matches against Thailand's U-23 squad, with the first tie on Thursday and the second on Monday. 

Jordan qualified for the AFC U-23 Championship 2018 as one of the five best second-placed teams, finishing behind Palestine in Group E in July.  

Besides Jordan, the other teams who qualified for the AFC U-23 Championship 2018 are Australia, DPR Korea, Iraq, Japan, Korea Republic, Malaysia, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. China PR will host the Championship.

The draw for the AFC U-23 Championship 2018 will be on October 24. 

Similarly, Jordan’s U-19 team arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday to play two friendlies in Dubai this week in the final phase of their preparations for the AFC U-19 Championship qualifiers alongside Syria, Palestine and hosts Islamic Republic of Iran.

The tournament will run between October 31 and November 8.

The U-19 team will be looking to emulate their U-16 counterparts, who sealed their place in the AFC U-16 Championship 2018 Malaysia after winning their qualifying group in September. 

Also through to the AFC U-16 Championship 2018 were Australia, Afghanistan, China, DPR Korea, Indonesia, India, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Korea Republic, Oman, Thailand, Tajikistan, Yemen and hosts Malaysia.

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