Soccer-Jordan win shootout to close in on World Cup spot (Reuters)

(Adds details) Sept 10 (Reuters) – Jordan won a dramatic penalty shootout against Uzbekistan in their Asia zone playoff on Tuesday to inch closer to a maiden World Cup finals appearance in Brazil next year. Uzbekistan’s Anzur Ismailov missed the decisive spot kick as Jordan won the shootout 9-8 after the second leg tie had ended 1-1 and 2-2 on aggregate at Tashkent’s Pakhtakor Stadium. Jordan coach Hossam Hassan’s team now go through to another playoff in November against the fifth-placed South American side, currently Uruguay, for a World Cup berth. …

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