Goals from Mousa Suleiman and Tareq Khattab have given the Jordanians top spot in Group B and a guaranteed passage to the next round, after their tournament opening 1-0 win over Australia.

Syria, like the Socceroos, dominated possession against the Chivalrous with 66% of the ball.

But Jordan remained dangerous on the counter and managed 18 shots to Syria's 12, four of which were on target.

Both of the Jordanian goals came in the first half, with Suleiman striking in the 26th minute.

Khattab made it 2-0 in the 43rd minute after heading home from a corner, a similar set-piece to one scored against Australia.

Jordan now play Palestine in their final Group B fixture but cannot finisher lower than second.

Syria will face the Socceroos on January 15, and with just one point from their first two games, will be desperate for victory to keep their Asian Cup campaign alive.

Former coach Ayman Al Hakim has taken control of Syria after Stange's exit.