Jordan join Thailand's group (November 27, 2006)



TOR CHITTINAND

Jordan have joined Thailand and Kuwait in Group C at the Asian Games, which starts tomorrow.

A big question mark still hangs over Palestine, who were believed to have pulled out but are now tentatively included in the group phase.

Thailand are scheduled to play Palestine tomorrow.

Yemen pulled out of Group C last week.

Jordan were selected from their results in the qualifying round.

Thailand head coach Charnwit Phalajivin said he believes Jordan are a much stronger side than Yemen.

In Group A Tajikistan have been drawn with hosts Qatar, UAE and Uzbekistan.

Iraq have joined Group D with India, Hong Kong and the Maldives.

Iraq replaced Iran, who were banned by Fifa for a rule breach.

Syria, Oman, China and Malaysia make up Group E while Kyrgyzstan are in Group F with Japan, North Korea and Pakistan.