National Football League calls off 2020 worldwide games

Ruben Hill
May 6, 2020

Despite the uncertainty swirling around sport in the United States during the COVID-19 crisis, the National Football League is reportedly planning to announce a full schedule for the 2020 season later this week, with the full 16-game season kicking off as planned on September 10.

The National Football League has called off plans to play any worldwide games in 2020 due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Anyone who didn't get enough of Bill Belichick's dog or Mike Zimmer's hunting trophies, there's good news.

The NFL, which held its annual draft between April 23-25, recently said it believes the regular season will start on time despite the coronavirus pandemic.

The NFL was set to play one game in Mexico City at Azteca Stadium as well as four games in London with two set for Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and the other two at Wembley Stadium. This will be the final year of the 16-game schedule before the new CBA rules for 17 games kicks in starting in 2021. The Jacksonville Jaguars were to host two of the London games.

"The NFL's London Games have become a major part of the NFL season and the UK sports calendar", NFL UK exec Alistair Kirkwood said.

The Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Miami Dolphins had previously announced they would be home teams for global games in 2020. They had been the home team in either London or Mexico City five of the past six seasons.

"We plan announcing late next (this) week the full regular-season schedule that begins with kickoff on September 10 and culminates with the Super Bowl in Tampa February, 7, 2021", "Brian McCarthy, the league's spokesperson, reportedly said in an email to Reuters".

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