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‘No question’ team could succeed in London: Goodell

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell addresses the Economic Club of New York luncheon in Manhattan, New York, U.S., January 23, 2018. Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Saturday that there’s “no question” a team could be successful in London, though challenges remain.

Appearing from London, where the Jacksonville Jaguars met the Philadelphia Eagles yesterday, he said on NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” that “this market, without question, could have an NFL team.”

NFL teams first started playing London games in 2007.

“I’ve always said this in the last few years: I believe that the fan base is here for a team,” Goodell said. “Just in numbers and passion, I think the business community/commercial community is strong enough. The political support we have for this is extraordinary. I think all of those elements are here. The one I’m still not comfortable (with) yet is the competitive side. How do we do this to not only be fair to the team that’s playing here, but the teams that have to come over to play?”

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