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NFL’s international schedule features 3 London games, matchup in Munich

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The New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings will kick off the NFL’s 2024 London slate with an Oct. 6 matchup at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the first of three London games this season. Meanwhile, the Jacksonville Jaguars will play back-to-back weeks in London against the Chicago Bears and New England Patriots, and the New York Giants will join the Carolina Panthers in the third year of the NFL’s foray into Germany.

The league released its full slate of international games for 2024 on Wednesday morning. The NFL is taking its product across the pond four times this season in addition to the league’s first trip to Brazil, which will feature the Philadelphia Eagles facing the Green Bay Packers on Friday, Sept. 6, in São Paulo at Corinthians Arena. The league announced the Brazil game in April.

After the Jets-Vikings matchup, the Jaguars return to the U.K. for back-to-back matchups in London for the second time, first playing the Bears at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Oct. 13 before taking on the Patriots at Wembley Stadium on Oct. 20.

The league rounds out its international schedule with a takeover of FC Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena for a Week 10 matchup between the Giants and Panthers on Nov. 10.

The full 2024 schedule will drop Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET.

In 2025, the number of international NFL games will increase to eight with Madrid being one of the new locations, the league announced in February.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in October that the league sent officials to Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Madrid earlier this year to scout possible locations to host regular-season games. France and Australia have also been mentioned as prospective countries to host future games.

“Becoming a global sport is a major strategic priority for the league and 32 teams,” said Goodell. “Increasing international game inventory allows us to grow our global presence and share our game with exciting new markets to connect with more fans around the world.”

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