13 May 2014

Hernandez and Phoenix part company

6:41 pm on 13 May 2014

The Wellington Phoenix have just said farewell to their star midfielder Carlos Hernandez, on the same day the 32-year-old was named in Costa Rica's provisional World Cup squad for Brazil.

Hernandez had a year to run on his Phoenix contract but is being let go, the club saying it's by mutual consent, because his family found it hard to settle here.

Fellow Costa Rican player Kenny Cunningham, who was at the Phoenix with Hernandez, has missed selection for the World Cup.