NFL plans games in France and Spain

Jhe NFL plans to expand its international series to other European country after a successful first game in Munich on Sunday.

Brett Gosper, NFL manager for the UK and Europe, Told the Associated Press that the league has Spain and France “very much on our radar” for the next few matches.

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“We have to do our homework to make sure that there is the possibility of a place to land all the games in these markets, to assess the interest of the host stadiums, to assess the interest of the host city, even of the government, as to to their enthusiasm for helping we bring a game,” Gosper said.

The league gave the Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins the marketing rights for Spain last year but granted no team marketing rights for France.

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

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

So far, the league’s international expansion has only included the annual International Series, but it could include the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

The NFL, along with others, bids for flag football, a variant of grid football, which will be included in the next Olympic Games hosted by the United States.