by: ROB MAADDI, Associated Press
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles will host the NFL’s first regular-season game in Brazil on Friday, Sept. 6, one day after the opening game of the 2024 season, commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday.
Goodell addressed gambling, officiating, diversity, the Rooney Rule and more in a nearly hour-long news conference before players and coaches from the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers met with the media for the opening night of the Super Bowl.
Goodell made headlines when he said the Eagles will play in Sao Paolo against an opponent to be named. It will be the first time in 54 years that the NFL plays a game on the Friday night of its opening weekend. The Los Angeles Rams hosted the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, September 18, 1970.
The match will be played at the Corinthians Arena, home of the Brazilian soccer team SC Corinthians. The stadium was used in both the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. The Eagles’ opponent, along with the kickoff time, will be announced closer to when the 2024 schedule is revealed this spring.
In 2024, five regular season games will be played internationally.
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London will host games between the Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings. The Jacksonville Jaguars will return to Wembley Stadium as part of their multi-year commitment to play in Great Britain.
The Carolina Panthers will play in Munich, Germany, at the Allianz Arena, home of Bayern Munich.
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