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After 17 years, the Arizona Cardinals will return to Mexico. The cardinal team was confirmed by the NFL as one of the teams that will play the game that the best football league in the world will hold at the Azteca Stadium.
“Our home away from home“Arizona pointed out through its social networks. The Cardinals had already been announced to go to Mexico for the 2020 season. However, COVID-19 changed all plans.
Finally, 2022 will be the year in which the Cardinals will play in the Azteca Stadium. Michael Bidwill, owner of the Arizona Cardinals, expressed how delighted the team is to be returning to a country that was already so supportive when they visited in 2005.
“In 2005, when the Cardinals played the first NFL regular season game outside of the United States, we experienced firsthand the extraordinary support and incredible passion of our fans in Mexico. We know that passion has grown exponentially in the years since and we are thrilled to return to Mexico City in 2022.“, he pointed.
In 2005, the Cardinals beat the San Francisco 49ers by a score of 31-14.
The rival of the Cardinals in Mexico is yet to be confirmed. The NFL announced other teams that will play around the world: New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers and Jacksonville Jaguars (London), and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Munich).