Goal of the day: Edinson Cavani (Uruguay) vs Jordan | inside World Soccer

Edinson Cavani scored a perfect free-kick to lead Uruguay to a 5-0 away rout of Jordan in the first leg of their World Cup qualifying play-off in Amman on Wednesday.

Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring a goal against Jordan
Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring a goal against Jordan

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The Jordanians have never reached the World Cup and struggled on to compete against a Uruguay side who were semi-finalists at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Maximiliano Pereira put the visitors ahead midway through the first half and Christian Stuani made it 2-0 shortly before the interval.

Nicolás Lodeiro and Cristian Rodríguez netted further goals for the visitors in the second half before Cavani wrapped up the win with a stunning free-kick in stoppage time.

Adnan Hasan was penalised for a very high tackle 20 yards out and Cavani stepped up to curl a swerving free-kick into the far top corner past the unmoved Jordan goalkeeper Mohammad Shatnawi.


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