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Mexico-Colombia match at Denver canceled due to coronavirus

AFP  |  New York 

The international friendly between Mexico and Colombia due to take place in Denver on May 30 has been scrapped due to coronavirus safety concerns, organizers announced Thursday.

Soccer United Marketing (SUM) announced the match had been called off because of the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis that has shut down most across North America and the world.

"Both federations have agreed to work together to explore all options to reschedule the match during the current World Cup cycle," a statement from SUM said.

"At this moment, our top priority is the health of our fans, players and staff." Mexico had two other US matches cancelled, one on Thursday against the Czech Republic at Charlotte, North Carolina, and another planned for Sunday against Greece at Arlington, Texas.

The Colombia-Mexico match originally had been seen as a tuneup for the South Americans to the now-postponed Copa America.

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First Published: Thu, March 26 2020. 21:24 IST