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China beat Jordan 3-1 in World Cup Qualifier

03-01-2012 09:31 BJT

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It was a bittersweet night for Chinese football fans. The men’s national team met Jordan in the 2014 World Cup Asian Qualifiers on Wednesday. China’s already been knocked out of the running to get to the next round, but the squad wanted nothing less than victory at Guangzhou University Town stadium, against the top team in its group.

The visitors from Jordan are locked into the final round of Cup qualification. The match was basically a friendly, but China took the lead just before halftime.

China’s already been knocked out of the running to get to the next round, but the squad
wanted nothing less than victory at Guangzhou University Town stadium, against the top team
in its group.

Zhang Linpeng crossed to Hao Junmin, and the former Schalke midfielder made a great change-of-move and fired the ball into the net. Hao now plays for the Shandong Luneng pro team in China. It was a 1-0 match after 43 minutes.

Hao landed another one in the 69th. He beat the offside trap and got off a quick shot from the penalty area for 2-0. Hao received a nice cross-field pass for the sliding score. The Jordanians showed why they are moving forward in the qualifications - Basem Fathi scored in the 85th minute to make it 2-1.

But Yu Dabao confirmed China’s win in the 88th. Final score, 3-1. It wrapped up another disappointing qualifying campaign for China football, finishing behind Jordan and Iraq in Group A.

China’s already been knocked out of the running to get to the next round, but the squad
wanted nothing less than victory at Guangzhou University Town stadium, against the top team
in its group.

China’s already been knocked out of the running to get to the next round, but the squad
wanted nothing less than victory at Guangzhou University Town stadium, against the top team
in its group.


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