Chicharito on bench as Mexico names starting XI to face Israel

The Manchester United striker was replaced up top by Cuauhtemoc Blanco, who will be honored for his service to the Mexico national team
Javier Hernandez will have to wait for his chance to get back into the scoring groove. The Manchester United striker will be a substitute in Mexico’s World Cup farewell game in the Estadio Azteca on Wednesday against Israel, according to a tweet by the Mexican federation on Monday.

The match will also serve as a tribute to the career of Cuauhtemoc Blanco, and the former Club America forward will start the game in attack alongside Oribe Peralta.

In midfield, Porto’s Hector Herrera seems set to play the holding role, with Marco Fabian and Isaac Brizuela in the more attacking midfield positions.

The wing backs are as expected, with Miguel Layun to feature on the left and Paul Aguilar on the right.

The three center backs appear to be Carlos Salcido, Francisco “Maza” Rodriguez and Diego Reyes, with Jesus Corona – who will wear the number one shirt in Brazil - in goal.

Leon’s Carlos Pena, Luis Montes, Jose Juan Vazquez and Rafa Marquez, as well as Hector Moreno and Giovani Dos Santos, all only met up with the squad on Sunday and will miss out on the starting lineup.