Mexico's Liga MX and Liga MX Femenil finally shut down

Sunday night's Club America-Cruz Azul game will be the last game played in Mexico for a while.

After playing games before crowds on Friday night, then moving behind closed doors on Saturday and Sunday, Liga MX announced that it was suspending play indefinitely in Liga MX, second-tier Ascenso MX and the women's Liga MX Femenil due to the coronavirus outbreak.

On Friday night, UNAM drew 22,289 fans for its 0-0 tie with Cruz Azul in the Estadio Olimpico Universitario, the first Liga MX Femenil  game at its home stadium.

With a dearth of live soccer games over the weekend, Guadalajara sold the TV rights to its match against Monterrey on Saturday to TUDN, ESPN Deportes, Fox Deportes in Spanish and CBS Sports in English.

On Saturday, the Mexican health ministry began instituting containment measures with the “Sana Distancia” (Healthy Distance) initiative aimed at encouraging the public to avoid infecting each other.

It also announced that schools would be shut down for four weeks, starting next week, by extending the traditional Eastern holiday period.

Mexico reported 12 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, bringing the total to 53.
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