The North, Central American and Caribbean Confederation (CONCACAF) announced today that the second leg of the Champions League final between Atlante and Cruz Azul is postponed, and also ended its 2009 U-17 Tijuana Championship.
With this concacaf joins the sanitary measures of the Government of Mexico in the search to avoid amateur gathering in the stadiums and thus prevent the infection of swine influenza virus.
The meeting between the Iron Colts and the Machine, was originally scheduled for this Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. at the Andrés Quintana Roo Stadium in Cancun, it was scheduled for May 12. Same day that started the league of the current Clausura 2009 of Mexican soccer, but none of the two teams will affect because they did not qualify to that round of the competition.
CONCACAF decided to end the 2009 U-17 Tijuana Championship since it had already met the objective of qualifying the national teams of Mexico, Costa Rica, United States of America and Honduras for the World Cup of the International Football Federation and Association (FIFA) Nigeria 2009.
The “A” Group participated in the United States of America, Honduras, Cuba and Canada and the first two went to the semifinals and the “B” participated Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Trinidad and Tobago and also the first two teams advanced to the next round. Obviously, according to the format of the competition, the semifinal teams qualified for Nigeria, so the tournament already fulfilled its main objective and the semifinal and final matches will no longer be played.