5-year relegation suspension in LigaMX

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A five-year suspension of promotion and relegation has been confirmed by Liga MX after a vote was conducted amongst club owners.

Liga MX president Enrique Bonilla confirmed the news after a video conference took place on Friday amongst club owners - while it's been confirmed 12 teams will receive $845,000 (R15-million) annually.

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According to ESPN, the second-tier will now be used as a development league, with quota's set on players who are over the age of 23.

The 2020 Mexican top-flight season has also officially been declared null and void with no champions due to the coronavirus crisis.

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It's been claimed that the Mexican football league and Major League Soccer (MLS) in the United States are contemplating merging their respective leagues.

However, the reports suggest the move would only be completed after the 2026 FIFA World Cup set to be hosted by Canada, Mexico and the US.

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