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Apr 10, 2024 10:04 am

Packers, Eagles set for Friday night opener in Brazil

Jordan Love

Week 1 of the 2024 regular season will include an international affair between the Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles, who were announced as the opponents for a Friday primetime matchup in Brazil.

The Eagles were selected for the first-ever game in South America — Sao Paulo at the Corinthians Arena on Sept. 6 — in February, but the Packers weren’t officially announced as their opponent until Wednesday.

It’s the first Friday night game on opening weekend in the NFL in more than 50 years.

Packers CEO Mark Murphy hinted Tuesday the decision could be coming.

“I think we’re either the first- or second-most popular team in Brazil,” Murphy said. “As we talked about, we’re kind of the peoples’ team. People really like the idea of a community-owned team, with our history and tradition.”

Five regular-season games are part of the NFL International Series in 2024. With the game in South America, the league will have held at least one preseason or regular-season game on five of seven continents.

–Field Level Media

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