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Japan took control of its 2014 World Cup qualifying group in ferocious style with a 6-0 win over Jordan on Friday to claim maximum points from two games on the road to Brazil.

Japan began the final five-team stage with a convincing 3-0 home win over Oman last Sunday, and the Asian champions signalled their intent to give Jordan the same treatment when Ryoichi Maeda headed in an 18th-minute opener at Saitama Stadium.

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