Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Jordan pulls greatest win ever, Japan must wait
March 26th, 2013 7:06PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  world cup 2014

MOST COMMENTED

[WORLD CUP 2014 QUALIFYING: Asia] Japan blew a chance to become the first team to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil when it lost to Jordan, 2-1, in Amman on Tuesday. The Japanese, who had beaten the Jordanians, 6-0, at home in June, only needed a draw to clinch after Australia and Oman tied, 2-2, earlier in the day in Sydney. The Japanese came back from 2-0 down and looked set to equalize but Yasuhito Endo missed a penalty kick in the 70th minute.

Japan is still in the driver's seat in Group B with 13 points after six games. Jordan, which has never played in the World Cup, is second with seven. Australia (with a game in hand) and Oman are tied for third with six.

The Japanese dominated play in Amman and almost took the lead after a quarter of an hour but Ryoichi Maeda hit the crossbar.

Jordan went ahead, 2-0, after an hour at the King Abdullah Stadium on goals by Khalil Bani Ateyah and Ahmad Ibrahim before Manchester United's Shinji Kagawa pulled one back for Japan.

After goalkeeper Amer Sabbah stopped Endo's penalty kick, the Jordanians held on for their biggest win ever and collapsed to the ground in joy and disbelief.

Group A Standings:
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/-
11 Uzbekistan 3-2-1 6/4
10 *South Korea 3-1-1 11/5
7 *Iran 2-1-2 2/2
7 Qatar 2-1-3 4/7
4 Lebanon 1-1-4 2/7

Group A Standings:
PTS TEAM W-T-L +/-
13 Japan 4-1-1 14/4
7 Jordan 2-1-3 6/12
6 *Australia  1-3-1 6/6
6 Oman 1-3-2 6/9
5 *Iraq 1-2-2 4/5
*Game in hand.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Carly Telford    
"The chairman himself didn't come in to break the news. We've never actually met the chairman, ...
What They're Saying: Juan Carlos Rodriguez    
"It's not only an MLS team. This is way bigger than MLS. ... We really want ...
USMNT: MLS horror shows in goal raise concerns    
It's not too early to think about the USA's two June World Cup qualifiers against Trinidad ...
MLS Injuries: Wrist surgery sidelines Artur    
A fractured wrist that required surgery will keep Columbus SC midfielder Artur out of competitive play ...
USL Rewind: San Antonio starts Cascadia tour with victory    
Two new teams -- San Antonio FC and Charleston Battery -- climbed atop the conferences, and ...
MLS Power Rankings: FC Dallas maintains top spot    
Sporting Kansas City fell to leader FC Dallas and from the unbeaten ranks, dropping to third ...
NWSL Rewind: Rapinoe finds shooting touch -- and lungs    
Megan Rapinoe, who missed all but five NWSL games in 2016, scored for the second week ...
Video Pick: El Clasico brilliance by Messi and Co.    
Decided on a last-second strike by Lionel Messi, Sunday's Real Madrid-Barcelona El Clasico ranks among the ...
Video Pick: It's Nagbe vs. Piatti for top golazo    
We think the MLS Goal of the Week, although David Villa's running volley and Sebastian Giovinco's ...
U.S. Abroad: Morgan's Lyon too much Lloyd's Man City    
The first leg of the UEFA Women's Champions League semifinals was billed as a battle between ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives