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Kuala Lumpur: AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2018 hosts Jordan carved out a piece of history, registering their first ever win against European opposition with a 2-1 victory over Latvia in an international friendly in Riga on Thursday.

Goals by Mai Sweilem and Luna Al Masri, who came on as a substitute to score a late winner, secured the victory for Michael Dickey’s side – their first since a 3-2 win over Algeria in June.

Jordan have since suffered away losses to Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, but on this occasion they took the lead within 10 minutes when Sweilem was on hand to steer home Ayah Mijali’s floating free-kick.

Teenage striker Sandra Voitane levelled the match in the dying seconds of the first half, but – with 10 minutes remaining – Al Masri caught the Latvian defence napping and lobbed the ball beyond the goalkeeper from 15 metres to secure the historic result.

Jordan’s win is their seventh of a busy calendar year, which has seen them play 12 full international matches, in addition to an August training camp in the United States, as they ramp up their preparations ahead of next April’s home Women’s Asian Cup.

The official draw for AFC Women’s Asian Cup Jordan 2018 will take place in Amman on December 4.

Photos: Latvia Football Federation