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Uruguay overwhelm Jordan 5-0 in playoff first leg

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Uruguay are almost assured of their place in next year's World Cup finals in Brazil after battering Jordan 5-0 in their intercontinental playoff first leg on Wednesday. 

Uruguay players salute the crowd following their FIFA 2014 World Cup qualifier (intercontinental play-off 1st leg) football match against Jordan at the International Stadium on November 13, 2013 in the Jordanian capital, Amman

The South American giants, sixth in the FIFA rankings, overcame a few tense minutes at the start of the game at the packed Amman International Stadium to seal an emphatic victory against the 70th ranked Jordanians who failed to live up to the hype and expectation generated in their own country.

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