Miami Dolphins spread American football cheer in London as NFL rolls into town

Miami take on New York Jets at Wembley on Sunday afternoon, a game that is one of three International Series contests in London this year.

The NFL is returning to London this year with three International Series contests and the Miami Dolphins cheerleaders arrived ahead of Sunday’s game.

The Dolphins take on the New York Jets on Sunday afternoon (British Summer Time) in an intense AFC East divisional match at Wembley Stadium.

Both teams arrive in the UK on Friday for their grudge match, but the Dolphins cheerleaders headed over a tad earlier to soak up the city.

The cheerleaders visited Wembley ahead of Sunday’s game and also spent some time at Regent’s Park in nearby north London.

They also visited Abbey Road, the scene of the famous zebra-crossing photo taken by the Beatles.
Many of the cheerleading squad will have never performed outside of the United States before, let alone Florida, but they will be providing some entertainment on Sunday for the expected crowd of over 80,000.

cheerleaders at Abbey road

Although the Dolphins came to London last season, they were the designated away team which meant their cheerleaders did not perform at Wembley as the Oakland Raiders did instead.

Come Sunday, the Dolphins will be banking on the support of their UK-based fans and cheerleaders to help them beat their divisional rivals after starting the season with two losses from their opening three games.

The players themselves will practice at Saracens’ Allianz Park on Friday having flown overnight from the United States straight after their practice on Thursday.

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