Review: 2014 FIFA World Cup – Qualifiers – Play-offs – Interconfederation – First Leg
AFC – CONMEBOL
JORDAN – URUGUAY 0-5
22′ Maxi Pereira, 42′ Stuani, 69′ Lodeiro, 78′ C. Rodríguez, 92′ Cavani.
There isn’t a lot to say about this match, Uruguay has been too strong for Jordan. The South Americans didn’t dominate the match, they just controlled the game letting Jordan try to play, and exploited the chances that they had. Jordan missed an easy opportunity when the result was still 0-2; if they had scored, the game could have been more interesting.
CONCACAF – OFC
MEXICO – NEW ZEALAND 5-1
32′ Aguilar, 40′ Jimenez, 48′ Peralta, 80′ Peralta, 84′ Márquez – 85′ James.
Another game with a quite predictable result. The resistence of New Zealand lasted 32′, then they conceded three goals in 15′, and finally Mexico finished them with two goals in the last 10′, one from Rafa Márquez, followed by the only Neozealandese goal, scored by Chris James, who plays in the Finnish Campionship. Winston Reid‘s absence has been quite important, because the presence on the pitch of the key defender of West Ham United and New Zealand could have made the goal difference smaller, because the defence of “the Kiwis” showed big issues on corner kicks, set pieces and crosses.