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Vikings top candidate to play NFL game in London

The Vikings are the NFL's top candidate to play in Wembley Stadium in London in the next four years, two people with the direct knowledge of the situation tell the Pioneer Press. The team last played abroad 18 years ago.
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The Vikings are the NFL's top candidate to play in Wembley Stadium in London in the next four years, two people with the direct knowledge of the situation tell the Pioneer Press. The team last played abroad 18 years ago.

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