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The Jaguars will host the 49ers at London’s Wembley Stadium on Oct. 27, 2013, the NFL announced Thursday.

The game will be the first of four regular-season games in London for the Jaguars, with one per season from 2013-16. It willl kick off at 1:00 p.m. ET.

“By committing to play a regular-season home game in London in each of the next four years, the Jaguars will play a major role in helping grow our sport in the U.K. and beyond,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.  “We think Jaguars-49ers is a match-up our fans will really enjoy and a great way to start a new era in the international development of our game.”

“Everyone associated with the Jacksonville Jaguars is very much looking forward to our four home games in London through 2016, and we’re particularly thrilled and honored that our first opponent will be the San Francisco 49ers,” said Jaguars owner Shad Khan. “This is a unique and important opportunity for the Jaguars franchise, as well as for our fans and community. To share this stage in our first year at Wembley with a rising power like the 49ers will bring additional attention and respect to what we’re trying to achieve as a franchise. We can’t wait to see our global vision for the Jaguars become reality next season.”

The game will mark the 49ers’ second appearance in the International Series. They beat the Broncos at Wembley Stadium in 2010.

“The 49ers are excited and privileged to once again serve as ambassadors for the NFL and the game of football internationally,” said 49ers CEO Jed York. “Our 2010 experience in London was tremendous. The atmosphere at Wembley Stadium on game day was electric. The ability for us to share 49ers football with our faithful fans internationally is a treat for everyone in our organization.”

This year’s game in London is on Sunday, Oct. 28 when the Rams host the Patriots. A sellout crowd in excess of 80,000 is expected. 

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