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Amman (womeninjordan)— – On Thursday, October 6, Search for Common Ground in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, the Jordan Football Association, and the U.S. Embassy in Jordan hosted the final tournament and closing ceremony for the “Ana Laebah: Increasing Girls’ Access to Football in Jordan” project. This event is the culmination of a project that brought together Jordanian, Syrian, ... Read More »

Argentina beats Belgium 1-0 to reach semis

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Amman(womeninjordan)–— Gonzalo Higuain’s first goal of this World Cup sent Argentina into the semifinals on Saturday with a 1-0 win over a disappointing Belgium. Argentina, which hadn’t advanced past the World Cup quarterfinals since 1990, put in its best performance so far in the tournament, controlling the match after Higuain’s eighth minute goal. The Napoli striker fired home Angel Di ... Read More »

World Cup excitement brought to Jordan in mini-tournament


AMMAN (womeninjordan)—–– The Dutch embassy in Amman brought the excitement of the 2014 World Cup to Jordanian children and families over the weekend with a mini-tournament featuring Group B’s teams. A total of 40 children, aged between six and seven, took part, divided into teams representing Spain, the Netherlands, Australia and Chile — which make up one of the strongest ... Read More »

U.S. Women National Soccer (Football) Superstars Kick into Action

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Amman (womeninjordan)–– The U.S. Embassy in Jordan announces the visit of Danielle Slaton and Mary Harvey, former members of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team to Jordan April 12-18. While in Jordan, the two soccer stars will lead a series of clinics, workshops, and discussions in Amman, Zarqa, Mafraq and Ramtha addressing women and girls empowerment, leadership, entrepreneurship, and healthy-living. ... Read More »

King, Queen surprise Nashama with airport reception after epic draw


Amman(womeninjordan)—In a surprise move, Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania, accompanied by HRH Prince Hashem Bin Abdullah, on Thursday received Jordan’s national football team upon their arrival at Marka Airport from Uruguay, where they played their final match in their World Cup run, drawing 0-0 with the host and leaving the competition after recording Jordan’s best ever football achievement. ... Read More »

World Cup Trophy to arrive in Jordan next week

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Amman(womeninjordan)– — The FIFA World Cup Trophy will arrive in Jordan next week as part of a Coca-Cola global tour promotion ahead of next year’s World Cup in Brazil. The highly anticipated World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola will give more than one million people around the world the chance to experience football’s most coveted prize in their own countries. ... Read More »

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