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NFL Extends Agreement to Play in Mexico


The NFL plans to continue including Mexico in its regular-season slate, as the league has announced an agreement to play games in the country through 2021. 

Beginning with the 2016 campaign, the NFL has staged annual regular-season games at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. That is part of a three-year deal that runs through 2018, but the NFL is moving forward with an arrangement that will allow it to continue playing games in Mexico through the 2021 season.

Both the league and Mexico’s Ministry of Tourism have announced that they have a deal in place, though the agreement still needs to be finalized. More from The AP:

The new agreement with Mexico still needs to be finalized before it is signed. The announcement did not specify where the games will played or what teams will come. There is also a new stadium in Monterrey that could host an NFL game.

There has been no announcement of which teams will play in Mexico next season.

The most recent game in Mexico City took place on Sunday, when the Oakland Raiders took on the New England Patriots. The contest was a lopsided affair, with the Patriots defeating the Raiders 33-8.

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