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Philadelphia Eagles to open 2024 season in Brazil

Feb. 5—The Philadelphia Eagles will open up the 2024 season far from home — in Brazil.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday evening announced that the game — the first in the NFL to be played in Brazil — will be Friday, Sept. 6 at Corinthians Arena in São Paulo. The Eagles will be the designated team for the game.

The Eagles' opponent won't be announced until the regular-season schedule is released in the spring, according to the NFL.

It's the first Friday night NFL game to be played in the first week of the season since 1970, when the St. Louis Cardinals played at the Los Angeles Rams.

The NFL announced in December that a game would be held in Brazil next season. It's one of five international games on the schedule in 2024.

The Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings will host games at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, while the Jacksonville Jaguars will return to Wembley Stadium as part of a multiyear commitment.

The Carolina Panthers will play in Munich, Germany, at Allianz Arena — home of Bayern Munich.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.