England Football Association in talks with Jaguars over possibility of playing at Wembley


England’s football governing body has said it is in talks with the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars to continue hosting games at Wembley Stadium in London.

The Jaguars had played Wembley every year since 2013 and were scheduled to take part in two games at the iconic London venue in 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the NFL to cut all international competitions.

The NFL has been hosting games at Wembley since 2007, but their deal expired at the end of 2020.

The English Football Association (FA) told Sky Sports it was involved in “positive discussions with the Jacksonville Jaguars on the organization of future matches at Wembley Stadium”.

“The FA has a good relationship with the NFL and the Jacksonville Jaguars after spending more than a decade hosting games at Wembley Stadium,” he added.

The NFL said Tuesday that its owners have approved a plan to extend the regular season to 17 games and that starting in 2022, all 32 teams will play internationally at least once every eight years.

The NFL also said that programming for up to four games per year outside the United States will initially focus on Canada, Europe, Mexico, South America and the United Kingdom.

The Jaguars have said they hope to continue playing at Wembley even though they don’t have a deal in place.

“Our annual home games in London have strengthened our franchise… and established the Jaguars as the team to watch in London, the UK and Europe,” Sky Sports said, citing the team.

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