Why isn't Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez playing for Mexico against Poland at the 2022 World Cup? | The Sun

Why isn't Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez playing for Mexico against Poland at the 2022 World Cup? | The Sun

CHICHARITO burst onto the scene at the 2010 World Cup but 12 years later, Javier Hernandez will not put on the Mexico shirt in Qatar.

The forward, who spends his days playing in Los Angeles for the LA Galaxy, was most known for his impressive goal-scoring record at Manchester United.


Since then, he featured for the likes of Real Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, West Ham and Sevilla and maintained his place in the Mexico squad for the majority of his career.

However, he is not at the 2022 World Cup despite making over 100 appearances for Mexico.

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Scoring 18 goals in the MLS season as LA Galaxy finished fourth in the Western Conference, Chicharito had an impressive season in North America.

However, this was not enough to earn a recall to the Mexico national team squad for the 2022 World Cup.

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Instead, Henry Martin, Santiago Gimenez, Rogelio Funes Mori, Raul Jimenez and Alexis Vega have been named in attack.

The most shocking inclusion is that of Wolves striker Jimenez, who has only made three appearances all season after suffering a long-term injury.

Speaking earlier in the year, Mexico head coach Tata Martino opened up on the future of Chicharito with his national team, stating: “In the case of Chicharito, we are simply going with other centre forwards.

“We will try to choose the 26 players who are closest to our game.”

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