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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 21 January 2019

King Abdullah invites Jordan street cleaner to watch Asian Cup match after viral photo

The man pictured peering through the window of a cafe to catch a glimpse of a previous match was invited to a special royal viewing

A street cleaner from Jordan was invited to watch the match with the royal family after an image of him was widely shared on social media. Courtesy: The Royal Hashemite Court 
A street cleaner from Jordan was invited to watch the match with the royal family after an image of him was widely shared on social media. Courtesy: The Royal Hashemite Court 

A Jordan football fan who was pictured watching a match through the window of a cafe was invited by King Abdullah II and Crown Prince Hussein to watch a special private viewing of Thursday's Asian Cup game.

After a picture of street cleaner Khaled Al Shomali peering through a window from what appears to be a cold street to catch a glimpse of a Jordan game on the TV was widely shared on social media, the Jordanian royals invited him to watch the match against Syria with them in comfort.

And it was a victory in more ways than one, after Jordan beat Syria 2-0 at the Khalifa bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain.

Jordan are currently top of Group B ahead of Palestine, Syria and Australia.

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