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Super Bowl dreams around the world

American football fans in the US are preparing for one of the biggest days in the country's sporting calendar, the NFL's Super Bowl.

But the game of gridiron is not just played in the US and competitive leagues have cropped up in most corners of the world.

In the run up to Sunday's big game in Dallas, BBC News spoke to players in France, Uruguay and Russia to find out how they got into American football and what they would give to play in the big final of the sport.

  • 04 Feb 2011