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Mexico removed from NFL host list for 2021 season

Mexico City, Mexico — International games will return to the NFL regular season calendar for 2021, but according to NFL Mexico, Mexico will not be included. Although one game was expected for Mexico City, the country will not be hosting any NFL games again this year.

Instead, London will now host two games in 2021, with the Atlanta Falcons and Jacksonville Jaguars serving as administrative venues for those matches.

According to NFL Mexico, games for the 2021 season will be postponed until next year due to the covid pandemic. Organizing officials say that since the United Kingdom has better control over the pandemic situation than Mexico, two international games will be played in London instead.

This is the third time an international NFL game scheduled for the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City has been canceled. Last year, the league canceled its international game due to the pandemic. For that season, one game was scheduled for Azteca Stadium.

In 2018, the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Rams suffered a last minute rescheduling due to the poor conditions of the playing field at Azteca. Now again, for the third time, an NFL game for Mexico City has been set aside.

During Super Bowl week, Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league planned to hold two international games in 2021, one in London and the other in Mexico City after the International Series was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic.