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Restore your password Please enter your user name or email. Check Please enter verification code which send to your email Verification Code Restore Cruz Azul faces Puebla in a Liga MX match at the Estadio Cuauhtémoc in Puebla, Mexico, on Friday, July 31, 2020 (7/31/20). Fans without cable can watch the match for free via a trial of fuboTV. The contest will be played without fans in attendance as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. WATCH LIVE: fuboTV (free trial).

Here's what you need to know: What: Liga MX Who: Puebla vs. Cruz Azul When: Friday, July 31, 2020 Time: 8:30 p.m. ET Where: Estadio Cuauhtémoc TV: TUDN Channel finder: Verizon Fios, AT&T U-verse, Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum/Charter, Optimum/Altice, Cox, DIRECTV, Dish, Hulu, fuboTV, Sling. Live stream: fuboTV (free trial). CONCACAF is changing its World Cup qualifying hexagonal to an octagonal in response to the coronavirus pandemic and delaying the start until next June. The United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Honduras receive byes directly to the octagonal, the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football announced Monday.

CONCACAF's other 30 nations will compete for three additional spots in the final round. The octagonal will take place with four games per team in next June's double FIFA international match window followed by two apiece in September, October and November 2021, and two each in January and March 2022. By staying with a large total of teams in the final round, CONCACAF ensured two high-profile, lucrative qualifiers between the U.S. and Mexico. The format also provides margin for slip-ups, though there were not enough to prevent the U.S. from missing the 2018 World Cup in Russia when it lost to Mexico and Costa Rica at home and at Trinidad and Tobago on the final night. "It's good that we have clarity regarding the format and scheduling, which allows us to chart the course ahead," U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter said in a statement.

"We are looking forward to the challenge that this new World Cup qualifying format will present." The hexagonal was to have started this September and be based on the June FIFA rankings, in which El Salvador was just ahead of Canada as the region's sixth team. Teams not in the hexagonal would have competed to face the fourth-place team in the hex for the right to represent CONCACAF in an intercontinental playoff. Hugo Carrillo, president of the Salvadoran federation, sent a letter to CONCACAF president Victor Montagliani stating "total and complete disapproval and disagreement" of the decision, and asked for reconsideration to keeping the old format. FIFA removed the September 2020 window for international matches because of the pandemic. If the October and November 2020 windows take place, the U.S. could have exhibitions in Europe.

Under the new format, nations currently ranked 6-35 will be drawn into six groups of five in a seeded draw next month, with El Salvador, Canada, Curaçao, Panama, Haiti, and Trinidad and Tobago seeded. Each group will compete in a single round robin of four matches per nation this October and November. Group winners will advance to a home-and-home, total-goals second round next March, and the second-round winners will advance to the octagonal. The top three teams in the octagonal qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and the fourth-place nation advances to an intercontinental playoff in June 2022. The first CONCACAF Nations League semifinals and final will be rescheduled for a U.S. site next March.

The U.S. plays Honduras, and Mexico meets Costa Rica in the semis, which originally were to have been played on June 4 in Houston. The final was to have been June 7 in Arlington, Texas. The 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup will take place from July 10 to Aug. 1 next year. The Gold Cup likely will be missing many top players, who will be taking time off and then reporting to clubs ahead of the 2021-22 European club seasons. The tournament originally was scheduled for next July 2-25. CONCACAF will work to create a Gold Cup preliminary round in the U.S. ahead of the tournament involving Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Cuba, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Montserrat, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago. (The Associated Press contributed to this report.) The Attorneys General's Office (FGR) issued an arrest warrant for Guillermo Álvarez, the president of Cruz Azul football club, for paying non-existent transactions to ghost companies. The investigation made by the FGR alongside the Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF) found that the irregular transactions dated back to 2011. However, to talk about Cruz Azul FC is to talk of something bigger than just a first division team. Not only because of its greatness and vast history, but because the team is also part of a larger corporation. Cruz Azul´s corporation is in charge of several other companies, including a cement company under the same name. What all the companies have in common, other than their names, is the man in charge of ruling them, whose name is Guillermo "Billy" Álvarez. Among the charges against the businessmen presented in recent days, the soccer team is also involved in some of them. According to the research done by UIF, the team's image was used to legalize certain million-dollar transactions, such as the purchase of players at higher prices. Cruz Azul's directors such as Victor Manuel Garcés, Miguel Eduardo Borrell, and Mario Sánchez Álvarez are some of the names involved in the transactions, including connections with criminal organizations. The question fans are asking themselves: what is going to happen with the team? The revelations also come in the year that appeared to be Cruz Azul's year, after more than 20 years falling short in its quests for the title. Mexico's First Division Association cleared the matter. According to a statement from the league, the team will be disaffiliated from Liga MX only if Álvarez continues as the team's president. However, if the current president decides to step away and leave the team, Cruz Azul won't have any affiliation problems and will be able to compete normally next season. What Mexico's First Division is saying is that they don't mind working with a team linked to criminal organizations as long as the names involved don't appear in any legal transactions related to soccer. The solution, as it was proposed years before when Álvarez faced similar charges, is to dissociate the club from the corporation and maintain both as individual corporations. The only problem is that Alvarez is passionate about soccer, and he also understands the amount of money that the game generates. That's why, although his departure seems to be the most viable option for Cruz Azul to compete, it's hard to think that he would leave the team so easily. The Puebla vs Cruz Azul Liga MX match will be broadcast live online and on TV as Los Camoteros host Los Celestes at the Estadio Cuauhtemoc this Friday, July 31, at 5:30 p.m. Pacific. Puebla began the 2020 Apertura tournament with an impressive 4-1 win against Mazatlan FC. La Franja was led to the three points by an outstanding team effort as Santiago Ormeno, Daniel Arreola, Osvaldo Martinez and Amaury Escoto all scored. George Corral, Amaury Escoto and Daniel Alvarez all debuted for Puebla as the new signings all had solid performances. Los Camoteros had a busy transfer window, but so far the signings have paid off as Puebla is in first place to begin the new season. Cruz Azul also began the Guardianes tournament with a win as the Mexico City team defeated Santos Laguna 2-0. However, La Maquina has been in the news recently for all the wrong reasons as team owner Billy Alvarez is a fugitive after accusations of money laundering. It seems that Cruz Azul will not be affected by this, but there is still a lot of stress surrounding the team. Los Cementeros have a fantastic team with players like Elias Hernandez and Orbelin Pineda, but star striker Jonathan Rodriguez will not be available for this match as he picked up a red card in the game against Santos. Puebla vs Cruz Azul Watch Live Online Info The Puebla vs Cruz Azul match will be broadcast at 5:30 p.m. Pacific: TV Schedule: TUDN Watch Live Online: FuboTV (Watch 7 Days Free) Guillermo Álvarez Cuevas remains president of the La Cruz Azul Cooperative and the Liga MX soccer team (Photo: Germán Romero / Cuartoscuro) Jaime Ordiales, the current sports director of Cruz Azul of the Liga MX, will take command of the club, in the absence of its Guillermo Álvarez, the managers of the Cooperativa La Cruz Azul. Cooperative leaders also They detailed that they do not know the whereabouts of « Billy » Álvarez., president of the company and the football club, who was reported to have an arrest warrant against him for organized crime and money laundering. At a press conference, the Governing Board noted that they hope that the director is working on his legal defense. Information in development