The NFL will be coming to Brazil for the first time in its history, and announced on Monday that the Philadelphia Eagles will be one of the teams coming to the country. The match will take place on September 6 at Corinthians' home stadium, New Quimica Arena, in São Paulo, and will be valid for the regular season of Major League Soccer in the United States.
The capital, Sao Paulo, will be the first city in South America to host an NFL game.
This was announced on Monday by Roger Goodell, NFL commissioner, who will announce in the second quarter the Eagles' opponent in the duel on Brazilian soil. The game will be played on a Friday, Sept. 6, marking the first time the league has played a game on an opening weekend day and time in more than 50 years.
– This historic first international match in South America demonstrates the continued expansion of our global presence. Playing on the Friday night of Week 1 is a unique way to highlight our growth and international ambitions,” Goodell said in a press release.
– The Philadelphia Eagles are honored to be selected to participate in the first NFL game in South America. As global growth of our sport is a priority for our league, we embrace the opportunity to grow our fan base around the world and bring the Eagles identity to the world's 38 million sports fans in Brazil. As one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world, Brazil is a true international melting pot, and we want to experience its warm, vibrant and welcoming environment this year,” said Jeffrey Lurie, President and CEO of the Philadelphia Eagles.
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