Uruguay's Destruction Of Jordan A Huge Step Towards World Cup Qualification

By Juan Pablo Aravena
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The World Cup playoff match between Uruguay and Jordan was poised to be a one-sided affair by pundits and experts based on the quality of each team.

Jordan players have virtually no experience at the higher levels of competition and Uruguay, on the other hand, have world-class players on their squad, so it was widely expected that they would ended up with a massive win. The reality wasn’t far from the prediction as La Celeste practically dominated the game from the first whistle en route to a 5-0 win.

The attacking duo of Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani was too much to handle for an inexperienced Jordan defense and the win practically puts Los Charruas in Brazil 2014.

Led by the stellar play of their two strikers who showed glimpses of their quality early on, Uruguay took control of the game quickly as it was fairly noticeable that they were the better side. Goals from Maxi Pereira and Christian Stuani established a two-goal differential in the first 45 minutes that got broader in the second half when Nicolas Lodeiro, Cristian Rodríguez and Cavani also found the back of the net to structure the final result.

With the win, Uruguay did what was expected ever since they qualified to the playoff round. The current Copa America champions are one of the better teams in the world and they got a five-goal difference going into the second leg that will be played next week where, barring a catastrophe, Los Charruas will be able to celebrate the qualification to the World Cup in front of their fans.

Juan Pablo Aravena is a sports writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @jparavenarant or add him to your network on Google

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