Weekend soccer games called off after Mexico earthquake

Rescue workers search for people trapped inside a collapsed building in the Roma Norte neighborhood of Mexico City, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Mexicans across the city are digging through collapsed buildings, trying to save people trapped in debris under schools, homes and businesses, toppled by a 7.1 earthquake that killed more than 200 people. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Weekend soccer games called off as Mexican stadiums being used as relief centers after earthquake

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's soccer federation has canceled all first-division games this weekend as stadiums are being used as relief centers after the country's magnitude 7.1 earthquake.

The federation announced Wednesday that there would be no games in the 10th round of the Apertura tournament or any other professional competition, including the women's league.

"All the clubs are doing their bit," Mexican league president Enrique Bonilla said in an interview on Fox Sports before the decision to cancel all matches was announced. "We would like to bring people a moment of joy, but it is a more complex decision, and we need to have all the information from authorities."

The postponed league games will be played in mid-October, including the derby between Chivas and America.

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