Jordan hosts Women's Asian Cup encouraging girls to join the game

Jordan hopes to display the prowess it developed in women's football during Women's Asian Cup and to qualify for the Women's World Cup next year.

    The Middle East is hosting the Women's Asian Cup for the first time.

    The 10-team tournament kicked off in Jordan on Friday, and despite a loss to the Philippines in their opening game, the host nation is aiming to consolidate its reputation as a supporter of the women's game.

    Al Jazeera's Natasha Ghoneim reports.

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