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Goodell mentions Germany, Mexico for possible games

May 20, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A future regular-season NFL game in Mexico or Germany was discussed by NFL owners Wednesday.

Commissioner Roger Goodell says both countries have reached out about hosting games, and there is “renewed interest” among the owners. The league is intent on expanding its international series, and it will have three games in London this season for the second straight year.

Arizona hosted San Francisco in Mexico City in 2005, drawing a record crowd of 103,467 for a regular-season game.

There have been five preseason matches played in Germany, none since 1994.

Goodell also says Rio de Janeiro has shown interest in staging a Pro Bowl.

The commissioner cites the “passion for our game and taking it to another level” for the league pursuing more international matches.

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