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6 countries compete in women's tackle football tournament

Newlyweds Michelle and Barry de Boer sit for a wedding portrait in the Queens Room of the Fletcher Hotel in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, on Aug. 28, 2021. Michelle, 33, a center for the Amsterdam Cats, and Barry, her offensive line coach, met on the field in 2017 and have been together since April 2018. (Julia Gunther)
Newlyweds Michelle and Barry de Boer sit for a wedding portrait in the Queens Room of the Fletcher Hotel in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, on Aug. 28, 2021. Michelle, 33, a center for the Amsterdam Cats, and Barry, her offensive line coach, met on the field in 2017 and have been together since April 2018. (Julia Gunther)

Women’s tackle football has been taking off in Europe. Six countries competed in a Swedish tournament this weekend as the popularity of American football on the continent continues to grow.

Michelle de Boer, center for the Dutch Lightning, joins us.

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