ABU DHABI (AFP) - Hosts United Arab Emirates closed in on a place within the last 16 on the Asian Cup on Thursday as teach Bernd Stange paid the rate for Syria s defeat to Jordan -- becoming the second one managerial casualty in just six days of opposition.

UAE survived a furry begin to beat India 2-0 however it became a bleak night for the nicely-travelled Stange, 70, who watched as Syria lost 2-0 and became given his marching orders quickly afterwards.

"The Syrian Arab football Federation has decided to brush aside train Bernd Stange," said a announcement on the enterprise s fb web page, adding that former country wide teach Fajr Ibrahim would take fee for the final organization B game in opposition to Australia.

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Stange follows Thailand s Milovan Rajevac to the exit, after the Serb became dismissed following the struggle Elephants  four-1 defeat to India. They recovered to beat Bahrain 1-0 on Thursday.

but, Jordan s win made them the first crew to ebook their area within the knockout ranges, following their disenchanted of shielding champions Australia.

In Abu Dhabi, Khalfan Mubarak and Ali Mabkhout had been on course for the Emiratis, who had been lucky to scrape a 1-1 draw of their curtain-raiser against Bahrain after a debatable late penalty ultimate Saturday.

"The Bahrain end result turned into a unhappiness and i humbly apologised to the enthusiasts," said UAE train Alberto Zaccheroni, who recommended Japan to the Asian Cup name in 2011.

"however the players showed awesome spirit and strength of will tonight and we deserved the victory. It s vital to develop into the match."

India captain Sunil Chhetri overtook Lionel Messi in worldwide goals as the Blue Tigers taken aback Thailand 4-1 in their starting sport to earn comparisons with Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli for his heroics.

The evergreen striker compelled a clever keep from UAE goalkeeper Khalid Eisa before the home side drew first blood against the run of play.

Mubarak whipped the ball home from an acute perspective four minutes earlier than halftime for the Emirates, who have been runners-up the ultimate time the u . S . A . Hosted the Asian Cup in 1996.

Mabkhout sealed the points with a cool finish mins from the quit -- his forty seventh purpose in 75 internationals -- to give the scoreline a somewhat flattering complexion however left UAE top of organization A on 4 factors.

until Mubarak s strike -- his first for his us of a -- the 2015 semi-finalists have been largely restrained to pot shots that threatened little but the fleets of luxurious vehicles in the stadium parking lot.

India, who completed runners-up on their Asian Cup debut in 1964 when it was a 4-team opposition gained by Israel, will still fancy their probabilities of attaining the knockout phase for the first time.

"We created sufficient chances to win two games so I suppose we deserved as a minimum a draw," stated India train Stephen Constantine.

"however if you don t convert your chances you pay for it -- and we paid for it. I have 23 bitterly upset boys."

Jordan have claimed a perfect six factors after first-half desires from Mousa Mohammad Suleiman and Tareq Khattab earned their 2-0 win over Syria in a tempestuous institution B clash.

"We understand where we are coming from -- from very low -- but we changed plenty of things," said Jordan coach critical Borkelmans.

"before, nobody believed in these players," brought the Belgian. "Now I assume all of the media and the Jordan people accept as true with that they have a very good group."

In Dubai, "Thai Messi" Chanathip Songkrasin fired the Thais to handiest their 2nd-ever Asian Cup win to reignite their hopes, smashing in a primary-time shot that rocketed past Sayed Shubbar Alawi within the Bahrain goal.