Test dates announced – El Financiero

Searching for talent abroad is similar to the tests the NFL normally does in Indianapolis. The objective of these days is to detect players with potential to play in the league.

The test in London will take place at the football club’s stadium Tottenham Hotspur October 12.

To this end, players from Great Britain, Germany, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, France, Nigeria, Austria, Slovakia, Italy, Switzerland, Japan, Finland, Sweden and Hungary have been invited.

But the big surprise is for our country, since there will be a similar test in Mexico as well. during the month of October, for athletes unable to travel to London due to restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Through these trials we hope to discover new talent, promote the sport globally and offer participants the opportunity to compete at the highest level,” said Damiani Leech, director of the NFL’s international program.

Athletes will be evaluated based on the NFL’s International Player Pathway program, from which figures such as Jakob Johnson (New England), Efe Obada (Buffalo) and the Chilean tight end Sammis Reyes (Washington).

Players who meet certain requirements and show potential to play in the NFL will be invited to train in the United States during three months. Those chosen will be assigned to teams of the NFL in 2022.

It should be noted that the NFL has already conducted similar tests in Australia in 2018 and in Germany in 2019.