Mexico’s Hernandez reaches 100-cap mark
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Javier Hernandez (pictured) enters the Stade Roi Baudouin pitch to warm-up prior to Mexico’s international friendly against host Belgium on November 10, 2017. (Photo: Mexsport)

BRUSSELS, Belgium – Slightly more than eight years after making his international debut, Javier Hernandez earned his 100th cap for Mexico in a 3-3 draw at Belgium on Friday.

The 29-year-old wore the Tricolor jersey for the first time on September 30, 2009, in a 2-1 loss at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas, USA.

Since that evening, he has gone on to compete in the FIFA World Cup (2010, 2014), the FIFA Confederations Cup (2013, 2017), the CONCACAF Gold Cup (2011) and the Copa America (2016).

Earlier this year, Hernandez – who currently plays for West Ham United in England – became Mexico’s all-time leading scorer (47th goal in a 2-1 loss to Croatia on May 27, 2017, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California, USA) and now has 49 career goals.

 

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