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Women's tackle football kicks off in Europe

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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)

American football has been gaining traction in Europe, and more women are playing it. There are more than 200 women's tackle football teams there.

Here & Now's Deepa Fernandes speaks to player Michelle de Boer ahead of a Dutch league tournament final.

This segment aired on November 25, 2022.

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