Posted: Friday 13th June 2014 at 16:27 pm

Bench Boy: Henandez to start on bench against Cameroon

Manchester United forward Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez on the bench for Friday’s World Cup opener against Cameroon.

Miguel Herrera has chosen Villarreal forward Guillermo Dos Santos and Oribe Peralta to start in attack for the Group A encounter in Natal, Brazil.

He also ended speculation as to who will start in goal with Ajaccio’s Guillermo Ochoa selected ahead of Jesus Corona of Cruz Azul.

‘I know that all of my players are going to leave their soul on the pitch to achieve a result,’ Herrera said. ‘We are ready to go out and win.’

With Brazil and Croatia also included in the pool, Mexico know how vital Friday’s game is.

The Aztecs have failed to reach the knock-out round in the past five tournaments.

‘This is a very important game for us, key to our aspirations to progress to the next round,’ Herrera said. ‘We know it’s not going to be easy but we are going to work very hard to beat Cameroon.’

Mexico will have to show a vast improvement as they suffered 1-0 defeats in their last two friendlies against Bosnia and Herzegovina and Portugal.

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