(Sporting Alert) — Javier Hernandez does not start for Mexico in tonight’s CONCACAF World Cup 2014 qualifying game against Honduras.
In fact, the Manchester United forward was not even a member of the game squad as he was not named amongst the substitutes.
Angel Reyna Martinez, Giovani Dos Santos and Oribe Peralta Morones have been handed the task to lead the attack for Mexico, who will be going all out for a victory tonight as they seek to keep pace in the hunt for a top three place in the round four of the qualifiers.
Starting in midfield are Fernando Arce, Gerardo Torrado and Christian Giménez, with the likes of Damián Alvarez, Raúl Jiménez and Luís Montes on the bench, while Carlos Salcido and Héctor Moreno are amongst the starters in defence.
Midfielders Wilson Palacios and Roger Espinoza, as well as forward Carlos Costly are in the starting XI for Honduras.
Honduras: 18 Noel Valladares, 3 Maynor Figueroa, 5 Victor Bernárdez, 7 Emilio Izaguirre, 12 Brayan Beckeles, 8 Wilson Palacios, 14 Oscar Boniek García, 15 Roger Espinoza, 19 Luis Miguel Garrido, 13 Carlos Costly, 21 Andy Najar.
Subs: 12 Alfredo Talavera, 20 Jorge Torres, – Damián Alvarez, 8 Luís Montes, 9 Raúl Jiménez, 17 Jesús Zavala, 19 Miguel Layún, 10 Marco Fabián de la Mora
Mexico: 1 Jose de Jesus Corona, 3 Carlos Salcido, 4 Diego Reyes Rosales, 13 Severo Meza, 15 Héctor Moreno, 5 Fernando Arce, 6 Gerardo Torrado, 7 Christian Giménez, 8 Angel Reyna Martinez, 10 Giovani Dos Santos, 19 Oribe Peralta Morones.
Subs: 22 Donis Escober, 18 Kevin Hernandez, 2 Osman Chávez, 4 Juan Pablo Montes, 6 Juan Garcia, 9 Jerry Palacios, 17 Edgar Álvarez, 17 Marvin Chavez, 20 Jorge Aaron Claros, 12 Georgie Welcome, – Nery Olvin Medina Norales