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.