The build-up to the AFC Asian Cup final would be dominated by Qatar's pursuit of consecutive victories.

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Without a doubt, the most interesting plot point of the final is the rise of Jordan as a surprise continental competitor.

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Jordan, ranked as the 13th-best team in Asia and 27 spots lower in the FIFA rankings than Qatar

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has a chance to create history at the Lusail Stadium on Saturday night going into this event.

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Jordan reserved its best performance for the semifinals, where it easily defeated its highly anticipated opponents.

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Yazan al-Naimat and Musa al-Taamari's goals sealed the 2-0 victory over a team full of players from Europe.

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the latter of whom has served as his nation of Qatar's gorgeous talisman.

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In the Asian Cup, Jordan's football squad has been a strong advocate for its neighbour, Palestine, and is intrinsically linked to the country.

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