Jordan beats Singapore in World Cup qualifiers
Jordan beat Singapore 2-0 on Friday to earn a place in the
fourth round of Asian qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup with two
games to spare.
Ahmed Hayel Ibrahim opened the scoring at the Amman
International Stadium with a powerful shot in the 15th minute and
Amer Deeb sealed the points when he beat Singapore goalkeeper
Lionel Lewis after some poor defending in the 64th.
Jordan came close to adding a third when Hassan Abdul Fattah hit
the post in the 80th minute.
Victory meant Jordan is already guaranteed to finish in the top
two of Group A, which it leads with a maximum 12 points from four
games. Iraq, which Jordan plays on Nov. 15, is second with nine
points, while China has three and Singapore zero.