Jordan beats Singapore 3-0 in World Cup qualifier
Jordan beat Singapore 3-0 on Tuesday to stay undefeated in
third-round Asian qualifying for the 2014 World Cup.
Striker Abdallah Deeb opened the scoring for Jordan in the 11th
minute by heading in a cross from about 10 yards in front of about
4,000 fans at Jalan Besar Stadium.
Anas Bani Yaseen beat goalkeeper Mohamad Izwan bin Mahbud with a
header in the 54th minute to make it 2-0 before Ahmad Hayel added
the third 10 minutes later by beating the Singapore ‘keeper with a
left-footed shot from 18 yards (meters).
Despite Jordan coach Adnan Hamad’s worries over Jalan Besar
artificial turf, the visitors looked comfortable throughout the
game and limited the hosts to few scoring chances. Singapore was
without coach Radojko Avramovic, who is serving a four-game
With its third victory in as many matches, Jordan leads Group A
with nine points. Iraq is second with six points after beating
China 1-0 on Tuesday. China has three points.
Singapore has yet to earn a point in the third round of
qualifiers, losing earlier to China and Iraq.