Chicharito dreaming of ‘the impossible’

first_img0Shares0000Javier Hernandez scored his 50th international goal for MexicoYEKATERINBURG, Russia, June 26 – Javier Hernandez said on Tuesday that a buoyant Mexico want to “accomplish the impossible” and win the World Cup in Russia, on the eve of their clash with Sweden.The Mexicans have repeatedly failed to go beyond the last 16 in recent decades, but the West Ham United striker nicknamed Chicharito wants this time to be different. Mexico have one foot in the last 16 once more having won both their Group F matches, and Hernandez told reporters: “The best things about dreams is to share them, share them with people like you who are dreamers.“Like you, were are not just dreamers, but work hard to make those dreams come true.”He added: “We want to accomplish the impossible.”The 30-year-old striker’s goal in the 2-1 victory over South Korea on Saturday made him the first Mexican player to score 50 goals for his country (in 104 appearances).It was also further evidence — coupled with a 1-0 victory over reigning world champions Germany — that Mexico can erase the pain of recent history.They have never won the World Cup and the last time they went beyond the last 16 was in 1986, on home turf, when they were beaten on penalties in the quarter-finals by what was then West Germany.That equalled the best appearance by Mexico at a World Cup.Mexico must finish the job in the group stages against Sweden on Wednesday at Yekaterinburg Arena, where a point will be enough to see them through.Mexico have six points and are top of the group with their opponents Sweden and Germany battling it out on three.“We still have not qualified but who would have said we would have six points by now?” asked Hernandez, a former Manchester United forward who always appears happiest wearing the green of his country.“I try to look at life as a great opportunity, it is going to be a great match.”0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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CLICK GO THE SHEARS BOYS, CLICK, CLICK, CLICK

first_imgIt will be shear hard work at the 2015 All-Ireland and International Sheep Shearing Championships to be held in Inishowen next week.More than 200 competitors will shear 2,200 hundred sheep across 19 different categories in two days of intense, international competition.Held on An Grianan Estate, Burt, upwards of 15,000 spectators are expected to flock to the event over the Bank Holiday weekend. Kilmacrennan man Ivan Scott is a seven times All Ireland Winner and current World Record holder for shearing 744 lambs in 8 hours in January 2011.As well as the sheep shearing competitions, there will be a range of other attractions including nightly entertainment in a fully-licensed bar, children’s activities, arts and crafts, artisan food, heritage features, sheep shows, sheep dog trials, trade stands, cookery demonstrations, a food quarter and special appearance by renowned Star Wars costuming club Emerald Garrison.Shearing gets under way at 8am on Saturday morning, with the Irish Open Champion set to be crowned in the evening.A Six Nations Team competition featuring Ireland north and south, Scotland, England, Wales and France will take place on Sunday. The final event of the Lynch Brothers sponsored weekend is the International Open where some of the world’s top shearers will compete for the biggest purse of the weekend and the title of International Champion.Organisers described the event as a mini version of the All-Ireland ploughing championships and a great day out for all the family.All-Ireland and International Sheep Shearing Championships, May 30th and May 31st, An Grianan Estate, Burt. CLICK GO THE SHEARS BOYS, CLICK, CLICK, CLICK was last modified: May 16th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BURTChampionshipsIvan Scottsheep shearinglast_img read more

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