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Mexican league changes format

The Mexican league will scrap the three-group system in which the top two and two best third-place finishers in each group qualify for the playoffs, reports Tom Marshall.

Implemented for the Apertura 2011 will be a general standings from which the top eight teams qualify for the next round.

The postseason playoffs will also we altered. Instead of a knockout stage, the eight teams will be split into two mini-leagues. Each team plays the other teams in their league once. After each team has played three games in the round-robin competition, the top teams out of each sector would then qualify for the grand final.

The changes keep more teams involved deeper into the season and are expected to provide a TV revenue boost.

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