WATCH: Beyonce dominates Super Bowl show

WATCH: Beyonce dominates Super Bowl show

British rockers Coldplay said Thursday they were overjoyed to headline the prestigious Super Bowl halftime show but admitted they knew little about American football.

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Frontman Chris Martin said the group had studied past Super Bowl performances and hoped to put on "a show as memorable as some of our favorites."

But while describing their selection for Super Bowl 50 as an honor, the band members admitted they were unlikely to understand the game between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers.

"I think we're firmly split down the middle between those of us who know absolutely nothing about football and those of us who know almost absolutely nothing about football," guitarist Jonny Buckland told a news conference.

Martin joked that the band was looking for a good game from Lebron James, who is one of the top US athletes -- but in basketball, not in the NFL.

The Super Bowl is the biggest US television event of the year, with last year's halftime show drawing a record 118.5 million viewers.

But with high viewership comes intense scrutiny and last year's show by Katy Perry was overshadowed by the "left shark" -- a backup dancer in a shark outfit who appeared out of synch.

Lady Gaga performed the national anthem ahead of the sporting event of the year.

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