Weekend soccer games called off after Mexico earthquake

A volunteer carries blankets to a site affected by the earthquake in Mexico City, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans dug frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings early Wednesday, looking for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake in decades as the number of confirmed fatalities climbs. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

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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