Jordan 2-1 Japan highlights: Japan's ambition in becoming the first nation that qualify into 2014 World Cup was halted as they surprisingly got beaten by their opponent Jordan on Tuesday.
Dominating encounter since kick off, Japan managed to create several good goal scoring chances, but they just couldn't put the ball into their opponent's net. In contrary, the host managed to open the scoring just before half time from Khalil Bani Attiah's header.
In the second half, the visitor continue to play their attacking football, but their wastefulness were punished again when a counter attacking play saw Ahmed Hayel broke free inside Japan's penalty area before slotting the ball home. Alberto Zaccheroni's men did managed to pull a goal back with Shinji Kagawa's close range volley on 69 minutes.
The visiting side should've got themselves on level term when they were awarded a spot kick, but Yasuhito Endo saw his effort save by Jordan goal keeper, Amer Sabbah, who was simply brilliant on the day. In the end, Jordan cherished their historic win over the major Asian force as Japan must wait for their qualification attempt in the next fixture.