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America's Dos Santos, Tigres' Guzman headline eLiga MX FIFA tourney

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MEXICO CITY -- Club America's Giovani dos Santos and Tigres' Nahuel Guzman will be taking control of their teams in the Mexican first division's eLiga MX tournament on FIFA 20.

All 18 Liga MX teams have selected three current players to represent them in a tournament that will mirror the currently suspended 2020 Clausura, with a full regular season followed by a playoff to decide the champion.

The games will be televised in the United States and Mexico and the season will kick off on Friday with Necaxa against Monterrey.

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Former Barcelona and LA Galaxy forward Dos Santos is the best known player taking part, with Tigres legend Guzman sure to create some banter with his inimitable style and sharp tongue.

Amongst the other names involved will be Leon's Angel Mena, Mexico international Cesar Montes with Monterrey, America's Colombian international Nico Benedetti, Gerardo Arteaga for Santos Laguna, Alan Mozo for Pumas, former D.C. United forward Luciano Acosta with Atlas, Fernando Beltran representing Chivas and ex-Atlanta United defender Leandro Pirez-Gonzalez taking control of Tijuana.

The Clasico Nacional between Chivas and Club America will take place on May 24, with the Clasico Regio featuring Monterrey and Tigres on May 23 and the Clasico Tapatio involving Chivas and Atlas on May 10.

The regular season of the e-tournament is set to end on June 7, although no dates have yet been published for the playoffs.

The real Liga MX is currently on hold "until further notice" as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic, with the league suspended after round 10 of matches of the 2020 Clausura concluded on March 15.

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