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London will host four NFL games next season

Touchdown in London town! The NFL is coming back in 2019.

Following the success of the 2018 London Games, the NFL has confirmed that London will host four regular season games in 2019.

The four games will be split between two venues, with Wembley Stadium and Tottenham Hotspur Football Club both hosting two games each.

Fans came out in record numbers in 2018, watching three sold-out games hosted over three consecutive weekends at Wembley Stadium. Last Sunday’s game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Philadelphia Eagles saw a record attendance of 85,870 fans watch as the Superbowl champions defeated the Jaguars 24-18.

Since 2007, London has hosted 24 regular season NFL games, with 29 of the 32 clubs making the trip from the US. In 2018, the Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Chargers, Tennessee Titans, Seattle Seahawks and the Oakland Raiders battled it out in front of their UK fans.

Before the 2018 games, we sent our team of Minimasters down to interview some of the star players from the teams. Watch how they got on below:

Speaking of the announcement, London mayor Sadiq Khan said: “London is the world’s sporting capital and hosting NFL matches here is fantastic for fans of American football in the UK as well as supporters from all over Europe. The NFL brings huge benefits for our city and showcases London to millions of viewers overseas. We’ve staged some mouth-watering matches here and hope to host even more in the years to come as we demonstrate that London Is Open.”

Further details of the London 2019 London games including ticket information will be announced at a later date. Keep an eye on Ticketmaster.co.uk