Jordan’s U23 team has got off to a flying start in their bid to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The Nashama beat North Korea 2-1 at the AFC Asian Cup in Bangkok, Thailand, with goals in each half from Mohammad Bani Attiyah and Omar Bani Hani giving them the advantage before their opponents pulled back a late reply.
It puts Jordan top of Group D after the UAE and Vietnam drew the other game in the group.
Next up is Vietnam on Monday with the top two advancing to the quarter-finals.
The top three from the tournament will advance directly to the Olympic Games, but if hosts Japan are one of those, a fourth team will go through.