NFL considers games in France and Spain

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The German and United States flags are displayed on the field during the singing of the national anthem before an NFL football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Seattle Seahawks at Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Seattle Seahawks 21-16. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano) Steve Luciano/AP

NFL considers games in France and Spain

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The NFL is looking at expanding its international series to other European countries after a successful debut game in Munich on Sunday.

Brett Gosper, the NFL’s head for the United Kingdom and Europe, told the Associated Press that the league has Spain and France “very much on our radar” for future games.


“We need to do our homework to make sure that there is the possibility of a place to land any games in those markets, gauge interest of the host stadia, gauge interest of the host city, even the government, as to their enthusiasm to help us bring a game,” Gosper said.

The league gave the Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins the marketing rights for Spain last year but did not award any team marketing rights for France.

The NFL scheduled five international games in three different countries, including the U.K., Mexico, and Germany, for this season as part of its push to grow the game beyond the United States.


Last month, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell hinted at the potential for the league to add teams from the European continent.

International expansion for the league so far has only included the annual international series, but it may include the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

The NFL, along with others, is bidding for flag football, a variant of gridiron football, to be included in upcoming U.S.-hosted Olympics.

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