China PR salvaged a small measure of pride from their failed 2014 FIFA World Cup™ qualification campaign today with a 3-1 home win over Jordan, who were already through to the next round.

Three defeats and two wins had left China with no chance of making it to Brazil 2014, but a brace from midfielder Hao Junmin and a late strike from substitute Yu Dabao gave the fans in Guangzhou something to cheer about.

Defeat for Jordan opens the door for Iraq to sneak ahead of them at the top of Group A, if they avoid defeat against Singapore in Doha.