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The NFL in China?

The NFL's next target for global expansion: China.

A source told NFL on FOX that the league is conducting a detailed analysis in preparation for a regular-season game that could be played in the world's most populous country as early as 2018.

A handful of teams already have expressed interest in being chosen for the event, the source said.

After shuttering the NFL Europe developmental league, the NFL began focusing on overseas growth with the launch of the International Series in 2007 featuring the first regular-season games held overseas in London. The NFL has gradually expanded its presence in London with multiple games at Wembley Stadium along with the first contest at Twickenham Stadium being held this year.

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