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 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.
Asian Cup 2019
Updated: January 10, 2019 08:21 PM