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NFL to return to Mexico City in 2019 despite Rams-Chiefs debacle

The NFL will return to Mexico City for a regular-season game in 2019 despite poor field conditions at the Azteca which forced the league to move Monday night’s game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams back to LA.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell met with Mexico’s president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Monday to finalize a deal. The date and time of the game will be announced next spring.

The 2019 fixture will represent the third and final game of the existing agreement between the NFL and Mexico that was signed in 2016.

A further three-year agreement to play regular-season games in the country through 2021 was announced last year. It is unclear how the rescheduling of this year’s game to 2019 will affect the extended deal.