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London, Munich and Sao Paulo set to host NFL games next season

The game will continue to be showcased globally


The NFL have continued to work on expanding their global reach by announcing five international games for 2024. 

Nine of the league’s 32 teams will venture overseas for games this year and will start in Brazil when the Green Bay Packers take on the Philadelphia Eagles in Sao Paulo on 6 September.

Following the Week 1 matchup, the usual three games in London will fill much of the schedule for October.

The New York Jets will face the Minnesota Vikings on 6 October before the Jacksonville Jaguars – who have made London their second home in recent years – play the Chicago Bears on 13 October at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The Jags have a second fixture in London seven days later, this time against the New England Patriots, who are visiting the UK and Wembley Stadium for the third time.

Finally, the New York Giants and Carolina Panthers go head-to-head in Germany at the Allianz Arena, home of Bayern Munich. 

The events were unveiled by the NFL’s executive vice president Peter O’Reilly.

He said: “We are delighted to announce these exciting matchups across London and Munich, in addition to the historic first game in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to complete the 2024 international games slate.

“As the league and its 32 teams continue to prioritize international growth, we look forward to building on the incredible fan experiences seen in Europe while taking the game to new fans in South America.”

The games will be a great chance for fans from the host countries to get a great look at some of the NFL’s newest talents.

Six of the top 11 picks in the recent draft will be making the trip to either London, Munich of Sao Paulo and they will be joined by some older, more famous faces.

Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be present in the UK capital on his comeback tour, having missed the entire last season through injury. 

For some of the franchises, international games are now a regular part of their season.

The Jaguars will be playing their 12th and 13th games abroad and are heading to London for the second consecutive season.

Drake Maye – the draft’s No.3 overall pick – and the Patriots will mark their fifth international game. They have only lost once on foreign soil, last season against the Indianapolis Colts in Germany. 

The rest of the league will find out their entire season’s schedule on Wednesday, but the NFL have already announced that the curtain raiser will see Super Bowl champions Kansas City Chiefs host Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens on 5 September.



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Jon Fisher

Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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