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Wembley return for NFL in 2015

There will be three more NFL games played at Wembley in 2015, it has been announced.

NFL UK managing director Alistair Kirkwood confirmed the move after Detroit Lions defeated Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

NFL will return to Wembley in 2015. Credit: PA

"We are going to do three games next year, and looking at staging two games back to back in successive weeks to test this support base," Kirkwood BBC World Service.

"There are some logistic reasons around the Rugby World Cup that means we won't be going to four or five."

Sam becomes first openly gay player in the NFL

Michael Sam has become the first openly gay player in a pro-American football team, after he was picked by the St Louis Rams during a draft.

After hearing of the news he would be playing for St Louis, he hugged, kissed and tweeted a picture of himself with his boyfriend to thousands of fans:

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Tinie Tempah, Gene Simmons perform at NFL match

Tinie Tempah and Gene Simmons were among the acts to perform in the lead up to the Minnesota Vikings' match against the Pittsburgh Steelers tonight at Wembley Stadium.

The Kiss bassist sung 'The Star-Spangled Banner' to a packed crowd prior to kick off.

Tinie Tempah accompanied by Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders before the NFL International Series match. Credit: Simon Cooper/PA Wire
Kiss bassist Gene Simmons sang the US National Anthem at the NFL International Series match. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders stand with their hands on their hearts for the US National Anthem. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Vikings fans show their support ahead of the match against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Wembley Stadium. Credit: Simon Cooper/PA Wire
Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders perform at Wembley Stadium. Credit: Simon Cooper/PA Wire

Vikings storm Wembley amid clouds of smoke

Smoke billowing from timber doors welcomed the Minnesota Vikings to the Wembley field ahead of their clash against the Pittsburgh Steelers this evening.

The teams tweeted video and pictures of the atmosphere from the ground before kick off.

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