Discrimination is rife in the world of women’s football but gradual progress is being made.
No team from the Middle East has ever qualified for the Women’s World Cup.
Jordan narrowly missed out on this year’s tournament although they’re perhaps the best placed for a future in the top flight.
It’s women’s football team may only be a decade old but it has become the strongest in the region.
However, Jordan is a socially and religiously conservative country and many believe football is not an appropriate sport for females.
Nisreen El-Shamayleh reports from Amman