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Dushanbe: Mohannad Al Souliman struck in the 86th minute to cancel out an earlier own goal as Jordan maintained their unbeaten record in Group C of the qualifiers for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup with a 3-3 draw with Afghanistan on Tuesday.

Khaibar Amani’s 80th minute strike looked to have earned Afghanistan a first win in the final round of qualifiers following an earlier own goal from Al Souliman and header by Haroon Fakhrudin at Republican Central Stadium.

But after Monther Abu Amara and Odai Al Saify had handed Jordan a 2-1 lead just before half time, Al Souliman tapped in from close range as Jordan made it two wins and two draws from four games in Group C, with Afghanistan moving onto two points.

Seeking a first win of the campaign, Afghanistan made the ideal start as Amiruddin Sharifi’s shot was saved by Jordan goalkeeper Yazeed Abulaila only for the unfortunate Al Souliman to divert the ball into his own net.

Jordan, though, hit back five minutes before half time courtesy of Amara’s unstoppable strike from outside of the area.

And Jordan secured a 2-1 half time lead as Afghanistan’s Modjieb Jamali was adjudged to have handled the ball inside the area and Al Saify beat goalkeeper Hamidullah Wakili from the resulting penalty.

But Afghanistan regrouped and hit back four minutes after the hour mark as Faysal Shayesteh’s free-kick into the area was headed home by Fakhrudin.

Afghanistan completed their comeback with 10 minutes remaining as Zubayr Amiri rounded off a swift counterattack with a low cross into the area for Amani to convert.

But there was still time for Al Souliman to make up for his earlier error as Amara’s free-kick into the area was headed into his direction by Tareq Khattab and he made no mistake.

Photos: AFC