Chicharito, Hirving Lozano out for Mexico vs. Honduras World Cup qualifier

ShareClose Comments
The attacking duo will return to Europe rather than traveling with El Tri for their final match of the Hexagonal

Two of Mexico's best attackers did not travel with the national team to Honduras for their CONCACAF World Cup qualifying finale.

Both forward Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez and winger Hirving Lozano are returning to their club teams Europe, the Mexican federation announced Monday. 

Mexico 2/1 to beat Honduras

Lozano suffered an injury in training, dislocating his right elbow in a fall, according to a news release. The national team communicated with Lozano's club team, PSV, and determined a return to the Netherlands is best for his recovery. 

Chicharito asked for special permission because of a personal reason, according to the news release, and was granted his release. 

Article continues below

Mexico has already locked down a place in next summer's World Cup in Russia but has an opportunity to finish with the most points in the history of the Hexagonal round.

El Tri lead the fifth and final round with 21 points, and a win would push them one point ahead of Costa Rica's record set in 2002.

Honduras will be searching for a win to keep its World Cup dream alive, with the nation sitting in fifth place with 10 points. Panama, which sits in fourth and is currently in position for a playoff against either Syria or Australia, also has 10 points but leads on goal differential.

Next article:
ISL 2017-18: Mumbai City FC 1-3 Bengaluru FC - Blues do the double over the Islanders
Next article:
Vancouver Whitecaps sign Efrain Juarez
Next article:
FIFA 18: How to get the best out of Real Madrid on career mode
Next article:
I-League 2017-18: Churchill Brothers raring to go against Shillong Lajong
Next article:
Messi v Ronaldo: Brazil legend Pele picks his winner
Close