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Liga MX announce there will be no Copa MX in the 2020-2021 season

The 2019-2020 Copa MX final will still take place but the tournament won’t return next year because of the busy calendar expected in 2020-21

Necaxa v Toluca - Final Copa MX Clausura 2018 Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images

Liga MX president Enrique Bonilla announced that because of the packed schedule of games caused by the COVID 19 emergency, there will be no 2020-2021 edition of the Copa MX. Bonilla did confirm that the Copa MX final for the 2019-2020 edition, which will be between Monterrey and Tijuana, will take place, although there is no date established for when it will be held. The COVID 19 Emergency forced the cancellation of the 2020 Clausura tournament and most games around the world which mean there will be many make-up games internationally, including the World Cup qualifiers in 2021 for the 2022 World Cup. To free up time for international play, the Copa MX becomes another casualty of the COVID 19 emergency.

Since the return of the Copa MX in 2012, the tournament has been played every season simultaneously with the Liga MX. Last year, the format changed and Copa MX tournaments would now have a year-long duration. The 2019-2020 cup was going to be the first and came close to finishing before the COVID 19 emergency. The tournament got to the final with Monterrey defeating Juarez FC and Tijuana defeating Toluca in the semifinals. With only 2 games left, it’s perfectly understandable that the final will still be played, as well as that because of the lack of space to play games, 2021 was going to be a tough year to be playing double feature weeks because of Copa MX while international fixtures are needed because of the congestion of games that are expected after the majority of the league games around the world were suspended. The tournament should return when or if things get back to normal but right now it’s clear that the tournament is not a priority for Liga MX.