Due to widespread infections and deaths in the country, the NFL did not arrange for the next regular season game in Mexico City.
Mexico City (apro). -Due to the large number of infections and deaths in the country, the NFL did not arrange any games for the next regular season in Mexico City.
The NFL will release the official calendar for the 2021 season on May 12 (Wednesday), and Mexico will not be the host country for the regular season.
According to reports from investigative news sites Competitive sportsThe NFL decided not to hold the regular season at Azteca Stadium for the second consecutive year due to the sanitary conditions in the country (especially Mexico City).
“Athletics” reported that because the United Kingdom has better control of covid-19 than Mexico, the NFL has decided not to return to Mexico City this season.
Just last February, during the Super Bowl game, the National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the NFL’s idea was to return to Mexico City, but the number of infections and deaths The increase shows that this is a dangerous place for players and staff.
The last game played in Mexico City was in 2019, when the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Los Angeles Chargers.
The NFL will play outside the United States against the Jacksonville Jaguars of the Atlanta Falcons, who will become a local in London as part of the international game.