The Super Bowl Ll is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL), the highest level of professional American football in the world.
#1. Super Bowl LI (that’s 51 to non-Romans) is between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots on 5 February in Houston, Texas.
#2. The Patriots are one of the most successful NFL teams of all time – and are looking for a fifth title.
#3. The Patriots are led by Tom Brady, who has come back after being suspended for four games at the start of the season. Brady is a brilliant player widely disliked by opposing fans. Brady and the Patriots head coach and owner have all offered support to Trump. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is currently on a hot streak, throwing seven touchdowns and no interceptions in the first two playoff games.
#4. The New England Patriots will feature in the Super Bowl for a record ninth time while the Falcons have competed just once before, in 1999, when they lost to the Denver Broncos.
#5. Advertisement during the game are super costly ($5m for a 30-second slot!). Lady Gaga will perform in the half-time show. American country music singer Luke Bryan will sing the national anthem in the lead.
#6. The Vince Lombardi Trophy, a new one is made every year. It is inscribed with the score and the venue and awarded to the winning team after the match.
#7. The former President of the United States George H.W. Bush will do the coin toss, along with his wife Barbara.