LONDON -- AP -- The NFL has selected the cities Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich to enter a final bidding stage to host a regular-season game in Germany. Next season is the target for Germany to host its first game though it could also debut in 2023 because of potential scheduling conflicts with soccer's World Cup in Qatar.

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The NFL says the three cities have been invited to proceed to the "candidate phase" of the process. The cities will now "participate in deeper conversations about staging games in Germany." The NFL has played 29 regular-season games in London since 2007.

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