Striker Javier Hernandez will be hoping to help Mexico make history when they travel to Russia for the 2018 World Cup.

Mexico have appeared in 15 World Cups so far but they have never reached the final four of the tournament.

In 1970 and 1986 they reached the last eight but they were beaten 2-1 by the Netherlands in 2014 as they did battle in the last 16. While Mexico have flair players throughout their squad, Hernandez is the star amongst the group.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward is Mexico’s all-time leading goalscorer and is a hero back home.

He has scored three goals so far at World Cups and the 2018 tournament should not be his last as long as he stays fit.

At the age of 29, Hernandez still has plenty to offer and opposition defences will be aware of the threat he poses inside the box.

Hernandez has already scored 49 goals for his country and he was a key member of the team that saw Mexico qualify with three games remaining in their qualifying campaign.

In 2014, Mexico managed to beat Croatia and Cameroon into second place in their group and they will be confident of finishing behind Germany in Group F.

They are 6.00 to upset the odds and top the group and they will be looking to make a fast start in their opening game against Germany.

Hernandez’s form will be key and keeping him fit will be vital as they look to silence their critics.

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