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Honduras have announced a surprise recall for Eddie Hernandez, with the powerful striker looking set to recover from a fractured cheekbone in time for the weekend's World Cup playoff against Australia.
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AAP
7 Nov 2017 - 6:04 AM  UPDATED 7 Nov 2017 - 6:04 AM

Hernandez has scored six goals in 19 internationals and was a key player in Honduras' last two qualifiers, scoring a goal in the 1-1 draw with Costa Rica and grabbing an assist in the 3-2 win over Mexico that secured their playoff spot.

However, he was left out the squad to play the Socceroos, with veteran Carlo Costly taking his place, after sustaining his facial injury two weeks ago.

The playoff begins in San Pedro Sula on November 10 with the second leg in Sydney five days later.