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NFL London franchise possibility strengthened by 2014 sold out games

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All three of the NFL games that are due to take place in London have been sold out according to the commissioner of the NFL, Roger Goodell. 

The first of those games is eight months away, which shows the appetite for America Football not just in London, but in the whole of the UK.

Goodell was addressing the media earlier today when he broke the news, and its significance means that London's chances of getting an NFL franchise in the future will only be strengthen.

“I believe that the response to the third game in the UK, and the way that the fans have embraced that, sold that out in such a short period of time is just another indication that the more we give fans in the UK, of NFL football, the more they want,” said Goodell. “That’s a great tribute to the fans there, and their passion.

“I believe you are further down the road because you are now three games into it. What our next step is, I don’t know. That’s something we’re going to have to evaluate. We believe that we are going to continue to grow there and that’s going to take work.

"We’re going to have to continue to invest in that marketplace and find ways to engage those fans even more deeply. And I’m optimistic that they will continue to respond positively, as they already have.”

There will be more UK NFL drama in 2014, with three epic games due to take place at Wembley Stadium. Oakland Raiders take on the Miami Dolphins on 28 September 2014, and two high octane offenses clash when the Atlanta Falcons host the Detroit Lions on 26 October 2014.

UK’s team – the Jacksonville Jaguars take on America’s Team, the Dallas Cowboys on 9 November 2014 as well.

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