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MUNICH – The NFL plans to play more regular-season games in Germany, possibly sooner than expected.

Commissioner Roger Goodell told a fan forum in Munich on Saturday that the NFL will stage “at least” four games in Germany by 2025.

The current agreement includes the first Sunday game in Germany and an annual game over the next three seasons – with Munich and Frankfurt each hosting it twice.

“In our commitment, we’re going to be playing for the next four years, at least, and with at least four more games,” Goodell said ahead of Sunday’s game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Seattle Seahawks at the Allianz Arena. “I wouldn’t be surprised if it goes beyond that at some point soon.”

The commissioner did not respond to media questions, but his comments suggest that both the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs are lobbying next year’s game.

There are questions regarding the availability of Azteca Stadium in Mexico City in 2023. The Azteca, which will host the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals on November 21, could be subject to renewal next year in preparation for the 2026 World Cup.

Germany has become the NFL’s top market in Europe and Munich has been the talk of the week about Sunday’s game, headlined by seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady.

In addition to Munich and Frankfurt, Düsseldorf was shortlisted from the eight German cities that initially bid to host the Games.