Mexico is confronting a tough television conflict: The four candidates in the July 1 presidential election are scheduled to hold their first debate at the same time the country's top soccer league will hold a quarterfinals match.

Electoral authorities set plans nearly two weeks ago to hold the presidential debate at 8 p.m. this Sunday. Then, on Monday, the soccer league announced that one of its quarterfinals will be played at the same time.

So far no one is backing off from their plans, and it remains to be seen whether more Mexicans will tune in to watch politicos batting around ideas, or two of the nation's best teams kicking around a ball.