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AFL confirms 2020 regular-season fixture in Shanghai, hopeful of “unlocking” China market

The Australian Football League confirmed on Thursday that clubs St Kilda and Port Adelaide will again face off in Shanghai next year, as part of a long-term agreement to hold regular fixtures in China.

The AFL has long faced the challenge of breaking Australian rules football out of its home market, but has targeted China as a priority growth territory. 1.2 million people of Chinese descent currently live in Australia, something the AFL believes it can build on.

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