FOOTBALL NEWS

24/05/2010 10:31, Report by Adam Bostock

Chicharito ready for Wembley bow

Javier Hernandez could be on the same pitch as Wayne Rooney this evening when Mexico take on England in a World Cup warm-up match.

United's latest signing - better known as Chicharito - is in the Central Americans' provisional squad for South Africa 2010 and may figure in the friendly at Wembley, as might his other potential new team-mates Rio Ferdinand and Michael Carrick.

Chicharito's arrival at Old Trafford is yet to be rubber-stamped with a work permit, but if all goes to plan, he could be back at tonight's venue when the Reds contest the Community Shield with Chelsea in August.

Mexico go into the England game in good form, having won three friendlies in a row this month - all 1-0 - against Senegal, Angola and Chile. However, they face a tough task to qualify for the last 16 from the same World Cup group as Uruguay, France and hosts South Africa, whom they face in the tournament opener on Friday 11 June.

United fans in the UK can watch England vs Mexico live on ITV1 tonight from 19:30 BST.

Nani could also be on duty tonight when Portugal face Cape Verde Islands in a friendly, while Ji-sung Park was a sixth-minute scorer in Korea Republic's warm-up in Japan. Patrice Evra is in France's squad for Tuesday night's home clash with Costa Rica.

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