COVID-19: NFL postpones international games for 2020 season
WASHINGTON: The National Football League ( NFL ), professional Football League announced on Monday that its five international games scheduled for 2020, four in London and one in Mexico City, will move to the US. USA COVID-19 pandemic.
After considerable analysis, we believe the decision to play all our games domestically this season is the right one for our players, our clubs, and all our fans, NFL executive vice president Christopher Halpin said in an official statement.
We greatly appreciate the support of our government and statistical partners in Mexico and the UK, who agree with this decision, and look forward to returning for the games in both countries in the 2021 season.
The Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins previously announced that they would be home teams for international games this year. Instead, they will be programmed to play all of their games at home in their usual stadiums.
The league had planned to host a game at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, two at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London and two more at Wembley Stadium.
The NFL also announced that it will release its regular season schedule on Thursday.
Opponents for the 32 teams were previously released on December 30 of last year, but on Thursday the league will reveal dates and times.
Thus far, NFL has not announced any major changes to its schedule when COVID-19 pandemic has brought the entire sporting calendar across the world to a grinding halt.