Dolphins to play Saints in London in 2017

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The Miami Dolphins will swim overseas for a fourth time in 2017, set to host the New Orleans Saints in London next year.

NFL confirmed the fixture during Sunday's 27-27 tie between the Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals at Wembley Stadium in the English capital.

A time and date for next season's fixture is yet to be finalised.

Since the NFL now requires any team that wants to host a Super Bowl to give up a home game to play in London, the matchup was expected to be scheduled after the Dolphins were awarded the big game in 2020.

The Dolphins have previously played three games in London against the New York Giants, Oakland Raiders and New York Jets in 2007, 2014 and 2015, respectively.

It appears Miami have better luck serving as the visiting team, though, losing both games while serving as the designated home team in 2007 and 2015.

The Saints will make their second trip across the pond after last playing there in 2008 and beating the San Diego Chargers.