Football: Japan blow qualifying chance as Jordan claim shock win

Amman (REUTERS) - Japan wasted a second-half penalty as they blew the chance to become the first team to qualify for the 2014 World Cup finals when they were humbled 2-1 by Jordan in a pulsating clash in Amman on Tuesday.

The Japanese dominated possession and created numerous chances but the West Asian side secured a memorable win thanks to goals in each half by Khalil Bani Ateyah and Ahmad Ibrahim.

Shinji Kagawa pulled one back in the 69th minute and Japan could have grabbed the point they needed to qualify but midfielder Yasuhito Endo had his 71st minute spot kick saved.

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