NFL: five teams in Europe in 2023, but none in Canada

NFL: five teams in Europe in 2023, but none in Canada

Germany and England will host some NFL games again in 2023, but when it comes to Montreal and the rest of Canada, their fans will likely have to wait.

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On Thursday, the league announced its plans to host games outside of the United States, and European soccer fans will have a chance to see the Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars and Kansas City Chiefs in action. However, nothing was offered to other countries, including the Maple Leaf.

In recent days, Olympic Park spokesman Cédric Essiminy said his organization is in talks with the NFL to host one or more international games at the Olympic Stadium, where a “FIFA Quality Pro” certified playing surface has been installed.

“Obviously, the NFL won’t announce in 2023 if they’re going for Montreal. An organization like the NFL doesn’t move teams forward a month or three. It’s a huge plan that can take two, three, four years to develop a game outside of the US […] When they’re ready, we’ll raise our hands,” Essiminy said recently on the La Dose podcast.

Back in Germany

This is the second year that the Goodell Circuit has exported its products to Germany. Last year, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Seattle Seahawks at the Allianz Arena in Munich. This time, the “Pats” and the Chiefs are the home teams for two games.

The tradition of the London Games has continued since 2007. The Jaguars are also making their 10th appearance at Wembley Stadium. The Titans and Bills will play their games at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, which has hosted four games in 2022.

In its statement released Thursday, the NFL said it would not be holding any games in Mexico this year due to renovations at the iconic Estadio Azteca.