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West Ham’s Hernandez, trio of MLS players called up to El Tri

Mexico v Trinidad & Tobago - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifiers

SAN LUIS POTOSI, MEXICO - OCTOBER 06: Javier Hernandez of Mexico celebrates after scoring the second goal of his team during the match between Mexico and Trinidad & Tobago as part of the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifiers at Alfonso Lastras Stadium on October 6, 2017 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)

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Mexico National Team manager Juan Carlos Osorio has called up a strong squad for a pair of friendly matches this month against European opposition.

West Ham’s Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez along with the Dos Santos brothers Jonathan and Giovani and Los Angeles FC’s Carlos Vela were all called up in a 26-player squad set to face Poland on November 10 and Belgium on November 13.

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Osorio has called in a mixed group with players both based domestically and abroad, but it’s as close to a potential World Cup squad as he could find.

The friendlies will be a big chance for Hernandez to regain his best form. The 29-year-old poacher has four goals in 10 Premier League games, including one in a 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace last weekend, but they’ll need more from him in order to rise up the Premier League table.

The friendlies are also a great chance for English scouts to have another look at PSV Eindhoven’s Hirving Lozano, one of the bright young Mexican prospects.