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Sports: Oakland Raiders to Play 'Host' to Miami Dolphins in London

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Sidewinder Raider (middle) in front of Ricky's Sports Bar and Theatre in San Leandro, California.

American Football

The Oakland Raiders will travel to London, England, to take on the Miami Dolphinson Sunday 28 September 2014. It will be the fabled football team's first ever trip to the British Isles to play a football game during the regular season.

The Oakland Raiders – who will be considered the “home” team and the Dolphins will be among six NFL teams to play regular season football games in London next year.

The Jacksonville Jaguars will host the Dallas Cowboys, and the Atlanta Falcon will host the Detroit Lions.

2013 NFL Season

Two American football games were played London last year.

The Jaguars hosted the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday 27 October 2013, and the Minnesota Vikings defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers by a score of 32 to 27 before 83,518 NFL fans at Wembley Stadium on 29 September 2013.

As a sign of the growing interest in American football in the UK, more than 520,000 people attended a football festival on London's Regent Street the same weekend that the Vikings and the Steelers played.

 

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