PYONGYANG, June 14 (World Cup Qualifying) - North Korea joined neighbours South Korea in the final round of the Asian World Cup qualifiers as two goals from Hong Yong Jo crushed Jordan's slender hopes of progressing in Pyongyang.
Jordan were four points behind the North Koreans before kick-off and needed the victory to have any chance of progressing from Group Three.
But Hong, who plays for FK Bezanija in the Serbian Superliga, had other ideas, finding the net either side of half-time.
His first came at the end of a swift counter attack on 42 minutes, and a sweetly struck shot left Jordan keeper Lo'ai Al Amaireh with no chance.
Jordan piled desperately forward in the second half but to no avail, and 18 minutes from time Hong added to their misery with a fine solo effort.
Tensions boiled over in the closing stages when a mass brawl between the two teams held up play for 10 minutes.
North Korea travel to Seoul to face rivals South Korea for the group decider on June 22 in what seems set to be another feisty encounter.