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Jordan One (Big) Step Away from First World Cup

  • AFP , Wednesday, September 11, 2013 1:54 PM

Jordan’s improbable run to the World Cup finals continues, as the Middle Eastern country survived a marathon penalty shootout to beat Uzbekistan 9-8 after the two sides were locked 1-1 after overtime. Jordan will next meet the fifth-place team from South American World Cup qualifying (currently Uruguay) in a two-leg home and away series in November; the winner qualifies for next summer’s finals in Brazil. 

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