What is the Super Bowl and where is it being performed? What you need to know for Philadelphia Eagles vs New England Patriots in the NFL showpiece in Minneapolis

THE SUPER BOWL is typically considered the largest sporting occasion in the US calendar.

Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots will go head to head for the largest prize in American soccer in entrance of giant TV audiences worldwide.

 The Super Bowl is the biggest sporting event in the US calendar

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The Super Bowl is the largest sporting occasion in the US calendar

Right here is SunSport's information to the NFL's showpiece championship recreation on February four.

What is the Super Bowl and how do the playoffs work?

THINK of the Super Bowl as being like a cup remaining.

32 NFL groups compete in two conferences of sixteen (AFC and NFC) throughout the common-season, that are in flip cut up into eight smaller divisions of 4.

The champions of every division routinely qualify for the publish-season playoffs, together with two wildcard sides from every convention who’re the better of the relaxation – so in complete 12 franchises.

 Britain's Jay Ajayi will realise his Super Bowl dream in a fortnight

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Britain's Jay Ajayi will realise his Super Bowl dream in a fortnight

They then face off in a seeded order – however stay in AFC and NFC groupings – earlier than following a standard knockout system, with the prime seeded sides receiving a bye till the Divisional (second) Spherical.

Two sides will make it by means of from there to the Convention Championships, which can produce two groups – an AFC champion and an NFC champion.

New England beat Jacksonville in the AFC Championship Recreation whereas Philadelphia thrashed Minnesota in the NFC Championship Recreation.


 Tom Brady marshalled another stunning comeback from 10 points down against Jacksonville to reach the Super Bowl

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Tom Brady marshalled one other beautiful comeback from 10 factors down towards Jacksonville to attain the Super Bowl

What channel is the Super Bowl on?

IF you're watching in the UK, the choices to watch the Super Bowl are countless.

Sky Sports activities will present all the motion LIVE from Minneapolis from 10pm on Sunday night time.

The sport is obtainable on Sky Sports activities Motion, Sky Sports activities Principal Occasion and additionally Sky Sports activities Combine – which is an leisure channel and out there with no sports subscription.

BBC will even be displaying the grand finale LIVE from US Financial institution Stadium for free.

The league's personal streaming service NFL Recreation Move may even have LIVE protection from Minnesota.

What time will it kick-off?

THIS years Super Bowl will probably be held at the spectacular US Financial institution Stadium in Minneapolis, which has a dome to maintain out the chilly.

It’s going to happen on Sunday February four, 2018 with kick off at eleven.30pm UK time.

Minnesota is six hours behind Britain, which means a 5.30pm begin for the locals in the United States.

Who is enjoying the half-time present?

THE Super Bowl is generally known as a lot for its extravagant half-time present as it is the soccer.

Woman Gaga carried out final yr, belting out hits comparable to Poker Face, Born This Method and Dangerous Romance.

Booked for the second time, this years present shall be carried out by Justin Timberlake.

 Janet Jackson's right breast was exposed live on TV during a half-time show performance with Justin Timberlake back in 2004

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Janet Jackson's proper breast was uncovered stay on TV throughout a half-time present efficiency with Justin Timberlake again in 2004

He is showing for the first time since the notorious Super Bowl 38 half-time efficiency where Janet Jackson had a wardrobe malfunction.

Where is the US Financial institution Stadium?

THIS season's Super Bowl will happen at the US Financial institution Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

It'll be 26 years since the metropolis final hosted the occasion, method again in 1992 .

That recreation was held at the Herbert Humphrey Metrodome, which was torn down to make approach for the present stadium.

 The stadium hosting next year's Super Bowl is the mighty impressive US Bank stadium in Minneapolis

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The stadium internet hosting subsequent yr's Super Bowl is the mighty spectacular US Financial institution stadium in Minneapolis

THE SUPER BOWL is typically considered the largest sporting occasion in the US calendar.