Here’s your cheat sheet for the U.S. National Football League (NFL)’s 58th grand final, aka the Super Bowl, kicking off in Las Vegas today.
The San Francisco 49ers will face defending champions the Kansas City Chiefs. The teams met at the 2020 Super Bowl, when the Chiefs defeated the 49ers 31-20.
Usher will play the halftime show, with his performance expected to start around midday AEDT.
The San Francisco 49ers have won five of their seven previous Super Bowl appearances.
They’re one of the most successful teams in the NFL by Super Bowl victories.
A win for the 49ers would see Perth-born punter Mitch Wishnowsky become the first Australian to play in and win a Super Bowl game.
Last year’s victory over the Philadelphia Eagles saw the Chiefs claim their third Super Bowl title.
Tight end Travis Kelce will take to the field for the Chiefs.
The 49ers have had a more successful track record throughout this season and are the favourites ahead of today’s game.
How to watch
Australians can watch the Super Bowl on Channel 7, 7Plus, 7Mate, Kayo, or ESPN on Foxtel.
Kick-off is at 10.30 am AEDT, but coverage will begin sooner, with Post Malone, Andra Day, and Reba McEntire scheduled to perform traditional opening songs ‘America The Beautiful’, ‘Lift Every Voice And Sing’, and the national anthem, respectively.