Scenes from the NFL in Germany before the Seahawks-Bucs game on Sunday

Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks and Tampa Bay Buccaneers meet in Germany’s first-ever NFL game, held at the Allianz Arena, home of Bundesliga powerhouse Bayern Munich.

The NFL has already played three games in Europe – all in London – this season. The league concludes its 2022 International Series when the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals meet at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City on November 21.

Due to the nine-hour time difference between Seattle and Munich, the Seahawks held two practices in less than 24 hours. After practicing in Seattle, the team spent 10 hours on a charter flight. Arriving in Munich on Thursday afternoon, the players quickly stopped at their hotel and returned to the training ground.

“It’s like the longest day ever,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told after Thursday’s practice in Germany.

Tampa Bay arrived in Germany early Friday morning (ET).

Here are some images of the teams’ time in Munich:

Fashion before the game

Lederhosen are probably the best known traditional German clothing. Knee-length leather breeches are commonplace at Oktoberfests around the world. Brady got his own pair on his first day in Munich.

Coaches who know the titles

Carroll has two college football national titles and a Super Bowl victory. His counterpart, Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann, is only 35 and has already won the Bundesliga and the DFL-Supercup.

Home team representation

Players from both teams wore Bayern shirts this week. Brady even received a personalized No. 12 jersey.

12s around town

Seahawks fans are everywhere, it seems.

The NFL said it had a queue of 800,000 people trying to get tickets to the game at a stadium that holds 70,000.

Markus Jantke, a 45-year-old Bucs fan from Germany, went through drama to get his tickets.

One-day tickets went on sale to the general public in July, he was driving in Munich and stopped at a rest area to join the queue.

“After half an hour of waiting and number 400,000 on the waiting list, I quit and went to Munich,” Jantke told ESPN’s Jenna Laine. “Twenty minutes later I got a call from a friend. She asked me if I wanted to go to the game with her. …Ten minutes later another guy called me: ‘Markus, I’ I have four tickets!'”

Fans flock to the Allianz Arena

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