American football gaining popularity in China

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Shanghai, China (RTV / NBC News Channel) -- American Football is growing in popularity in China, with a 30-team league representing 28 different cities.

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Last week, the Shanghai Street Cats took on the Shenyang Hunters in the game considered to be China's "Super Bowl."

Not many fans were in the stands for the championship of the American Football League of China.

But the sport is expanding.

When the league was established in 2015, it only had 12 teams.

Now the 30 teams have a combined total of around two-thousand players, all amateurs.