The NFL announced Monday that the Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play international games in 2022.
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The Buccaneers will play their first match in Munich, Germany. Meanwhile, the Cardinals will play in Mexico City, where they hosted the first regular season game in NFL history outside the United States in 2005.
The Packers will make their first international tour and become the 32nd franchise in the league to play a match in London. Meanwhile, the Saints will play their third match in the capital of England after winning the last two games. The Jaguars had earlier announced that they would be hosting a match at the legendary Wembley Stadium.
Peter O’Reilly, executive vice president of the NFL Club and Events business, said, “We are very excited to be on stage five sports outside the United States in 2022 and thank clubs for their continued commitment to developing the sport internationally. Grateful to.” , “Our fans in Germany, Mexico and the UK look forward to watching the league’s most iconic names and biggest stars enjoy an array of incredible events.”
Last year, as part of the expansion of the league’s regular season calendar to 17 games per team, it was stipulated that starting in 2022, up to four conference teams whose teams would be eligible to play a ninth home game the following year. , will be assigned to participate in international matches at neutral ground every year.