The NFL has selected the cities of Dusseldorf, 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 the NFL's announcement didn't specify 2022 or 2023.

"We had eight expressions of interest from eight different cities, and when we went through the dossiers of those cities we narrowed it down to three that we felt had the stadium to host it, which is an important part, the capacity and infrastructure to host," Brett Gosper, NFL head of Europe and UK, told ESPN. "Those three cities stood out in that sense."