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CONCACAF final postponed as swine flu rages

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Because of rising concerns over the swine flu outbreak in Mexico, the CONCACAF Champions League final scheduled for Wednesday was postponed until next month.

Atlante was set to host Cruz Azul on Wednesday in the second leg of the tournament final but now the teams will wait until May 12 to conclude the final.

The series is not the only one to feel the effects of the swine flu. Three league games were played behind closed doors in Mexico while CONCACAF called off the semifinal and final rounds of the Under-17 CONCACAF Championship in Tijuana.

The outbreak has claimed some 150 lives and affected around 2,000 as of Monday, according to reports.

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Los Potros beat Cruz Azul 2-0 in Estadio Azul a week ago.