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Robert Kraft Wants NFL Team In London Within 10 Years

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Patriots owner Robert Kraft says he hopes to see an NFL team overseas within the next decade.

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The idea of adding a full-time NFL team in Europe has been a hot topic of conversation in recent years with the NFL now playing some regular season games in London. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft hopes that London has their own team within a decade.

Kraft's Patriots plays the Rams in London this year and while promoting that game he said he's pushing for a full-time team overseas.

"I personally think we should have a franchise in London and that is something I am going to push for," Kraft said. "I think I said that the last time we were over here in 2009 and before this next decade is out, I hope we have a team here. I think that would be right for the NFL and this fan base has proven they deserve it."

Kraft makes a good point in that last year almost two-thirds of Americans watched the Super Bowl. For the game to continue expanding, they will have to make even more efforts to make it international.

Moving a team to a city like London will be extremely difficult but it's possible, especially if there's money to be made. The logistics involved -- like the extra long flight to London -- can be worked out but there's one rather large question that needs to be answered -- which team will be moving to London?