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Mexico: Hernandez unlikely to start against Brazil

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FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) — Mexico coach Miguel Herrera says he’s happy with the lineup that beat Cameroon in the team’s Group A opener, indicating that he’s unlikely to make room for Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez in Tuesday’s match against Brazil.

Hernandez came in 74th minute against Cameroon, replacing goal-scorer Oribe Peralta in the 1-0 win.

Herrera described Hernandez as a valuable player on the bench.

The 46-year-old manger, who rescued Mexico’s troubled qualification campaign, said his players have been instructed to disrupt Brazil’s flowing game in an encounter he said would be “physically demanding.”