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.