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Luis Hernandez

Last Updated: 15/05/10 9:48am

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Mexican centre-forward Hernandez played at two separate World Cups and is his country's all-time top goalscorer in the competition.

Country Mexico Position Forward International apps 87 International goals 35 World Cup apps 7 World Cup goals 4

Hernandez scored four goals in seven World Cup appearances, while he is the third highest goalscorer of all-time for Mexico.

The forward, who was renowned for his long blonde hair, made his international debut in 1995 and later in that year he grabbed his first goal for his country.

Hernandez was handed a World Cup call-up for the 1998 tournament in France, with Mexico kicking off their campaign against South Korea.

And the Mexicans marched to a fine 3-1 win as Hernandez helped himself to two goals in a 3-1 triumph in Lyon.

Mexico then played out a 2-2 draw with Belgium to make it four points from a possible six on offer.

The Mexicans then took on Holland and found themselves 2-1 down with minutes remaining in the encounter at St Etienne.

But, dramatically so, Hernandez struck a 90th minute leveller to send his nation through to the knockout stage.

Mexico's adventure ended in the last-16, however, as, despite Hernandez breaking the deadlock, they lost 2-1 to Germany.

But Hernandez was back in World Cup action four years later after Mexico qualified for the tournament in South Korea and Japan.

And in Asia, Mexico began very well as they saw off Croatia 1-0 before Hernandez was involved in a 2-1 win over Ecuador which ensured his team reached the next phase.

However, it was again heartbreak for Hernandez and Mexico as they exited versus USA courtesy of a 2-0 loss.

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