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Harry Redknapp takes first Jordan training session

New Jordan manager Harry Redknapp takes charge of his first training session with the team ahead of their crucial World Cup qualifying double-header.

Harry Redknapp has taken his first training session as the manager of Jordan.

The 69-year-old is in charge of the team for their crucial 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Bangladesh and Australia.

Jordan must win both games to guarantee their place in the third round of qualifying from the Asian Football Confederation section, with a two-point gap currently separating them from Group B leaders Australia.

Redknapp has been brought in by president of the Jordan Football Association and former FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali after the two struck up a friendship.

The former Tottenham Hotspur manager, who is due to be officially unveiled on Tuesday, is initially only in charge for two games, with Jordan taking on Bangladesh on Thursday and Australia four days later.

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Thursday's key events


ROWING
· Comeback queen and super-mum Helen Glover goes for her third Olympic gold alongside Polly Swann in the women's pair final (1.30am)
· There is also a medal on offer for GB pair Emily Craig and Imogen Grant in the lightweight women's double scull final (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· As second-fastest qualifier for the final, Team GB's James Wilby is among the medal contenders in the men's 200m breaststroke (2.44am)
· Alys Thomas takes part in the women's 200m butterfly final, although he faces a difficult task to challenge for the medals (3.28am)
· Caeleb Dressel of the USA has been touted by some as the successor to Michael Phelps, and he has the chance to notch up a fourth Olympic gold in the men's 100m freestyle final (3.37am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· After Team GB's men narrowly missed out on a medal, the women get their campaign underway against the Russian Olympic Committee (3am) and New Zealand (10.30am)

HOCKEY
· It is a Great Britain vs. Netherlands double-header, with the men up first in Pool B (4.15am)
· Most eyes will be on the women's showdown between the two nations, though, as Netherlands - the world's best team - look to gain revenge on GB for defeat in the 2016 Olympic final (11am)

CANOE SLALOM
· Mallory Franklin takes part in the women's canoe semi-final, and will hope to do enough to qualify for the final later in the day (6am-8.45am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· With Simone Biles now out of the women's all-around final, the competition has been blown wide open. Team GB twins Jessica and Jennifer Gadirova are among those taking part (11.50am-2.05pm)

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