China beats Jordan 3-1 in qualifier

Midfielder Hao Junmin scored the opening two goals to set up
China’s 3-1 consolation win over Jordan in Wednesday’s World Cup
qualifier.

There was little at stake in the game, with China unable to
progress to the next round of qualifying and Jordan already
through.

Hao, the former Schalke midfielder who now plays for Shandong
Luneng, opened the scoring in the 43rd minute and doubled that
advantage in the 69th.

Jordan pulled a goal back through Basem Fathi in the 85th
minute, but Yu Dabao made sure of the win in the 88th.

It was another disappointing qualifying campaign for
underachieving China, finishing behind Jordan and Iraq in Group
A.