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American Football Spurs to host Raiders v Seahawks in October

TOTTENHAM’S new White Hart Lane stadium will host only one NFL game this year, despite the Premier League club having a 10-year deal with the US league to stage two games a season.

The £800 million venue, which is under construction, will stage the first of three NFL games in London in October, when the Oakland Raiders host the Seattle Seahawks on October 14, the sixth week of the regular season.

Having staged its first NFL game in 2007, Wembley gets its 19th and 20th games over the following two weekends.

Which game comes first has not yet been decided, but the fixtures are the Jacksonville Jaguars against the Philadelphia Eagles and the Los Angeles Charges versus the Tennessee Titans.

By far the biggest and richest league in the United States, the NFL has been inching towards setting up a London-based franchise and has tried to learn something new each season.

Last year saw four games played in London, with two at Wembley and two at Twickenham. This year’s new twist is to play games on three consecutive weekends.

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