Australia thumped Jordan 4-0 in Melbourne to near World Cup 2014 qualification
Australia thumped Jordan 4-0 in Melbourne to leave themselves on the brink of qualification for the 2014 World Cup.
Last Updated: 11/06/13 1:18pm
Australia thumped Jordan 4-0 in Melbourne today to leave themselves on the brink of qualification for the 2014 World Cup.
The hosts moved up to second place in Asian qualifying Group B and know victory at home to Iraq next Tuesday will seal their place in Brazil next summer, alongside pool winners Japan.
Australia went into the match level on points in third place with their opponents, two points behind Oman, and knowing only victory would do.
Mark Bresciano eased any home nerves with the opening goal after 15 minutes and Tim Cahill added a second just after the hour mark.
New Bayer Leverkusen signing Robbie Kruse netted the third in the 76th minute before veteran Lucas Neill completed the scoring six minutes from time.