AFC ASIA: Jordan first team in knockout rounds

ABU DHABI, Jordan became the first team to advance to the knockout rounds of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 on Thursday evening as Vital Borkelmans’ side handed Syria a 2-0 defeat in Al Ain to seal their spot in the Round of 16.

The win, courtesy of goals from Mousa Suleiman and Tareq Khattab, means Borkelmans and his team can finish no lower than second in Group B no matter the outcome of the remaining games in the group.

Australia face Palestine in Abu Dhabi on Friday before Jordan take on the Palestinians in their final group game on January 15, when the Socceroos go head-to-head with the Syrians in Al Ain.

Source: Emirates News Agency

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