Preview: Iraq VS Jordan

Iraq and Jordan meet at the Khalifa International Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar on Monday for a clash in the round of 16 of the 2023 AFC Asian Cup.

Iraq national football team and Jordan national football team meet again 3 months after the friendly match which Iraq won 2-2. Iraq national football team are having a solid run at the moment winning their matches against Vietnam, Japan and Indonesia so they’ll try to extend their winning streak with a victory over Jordan national football team, however, one part of Iraq national football team has trailed behind in terms of reliability—defence: they have been conceding goals for 6 consecutive home matches now.

Jordan national football team, on the other hand, are preparing for the match after a loss against Bahrain in Group Round last Thursday.

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Iraq are on a winning streak – they have won Vietnam, Japan and Indonesia in their previous 3 matches while Jordan have lost to Bahrain in their previous match. Overall, Iraq have won 13 of their last 20 matches, losing 5 and drawing 2, while Jordan have won 9 of their last 20 matches, losing 9 and drawing 2.

Iraq have won 5 times (3-2 against Vietnam on 24th of January, 2-1 against Japan on 19th of January, 1-3 against Indonesia on 15th of January, 0-1 against Vietnam on 21st of November and 5-1 against Indonesia on 16th of November) and lost once (1-0 against Korea Republic on 6th of January) in their most recent 6 matches.

Jordan have won 3 times (0-4 against Malaysia on 16th of January, 6-1 against Japan on 9th of January and 1-2 against Qatar on 5th of January), lost twice (0-1 against Bahrain on 25th of January and 2-1 against Lebanon on 28th of December) and drew once (2-2 against Korea Republic on 20th of January) in their most recent 6 matches.


Iraq and Jordan have met 6 times since October 2015. Iraq have won 3 times, 2 matches ended in a draw while Jordan have won once. The most recent match between them took place on October 17, 2023 in a friendly where Iraq won 2-2. Iraq have scored 6 goals in these 6 head-to-head matches in total while Jordan have scored 7.

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