An extravaganza of elite sporting events will unfold during the Lunar New Year holiday as various events will take place in Korea and around the world.
Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min will seek to score his 14th goal of this season in a home match against Newcastle United of the English Premier League on Saturday, while he is reeling from Team Korea’s failure to advance to the quarterfinals in the AFC Asian Cup championship.
Lee Kang-in, who is playing in the Spanish Primera Liga, is gearing up to participate in an away match that will take place in Barcelona's Camp Nou stadium on Sunday.
In the U.S., Super Bowl LIII between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams, the most important NFL game of the season, will take place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia at 8:30 a.m. on Monday. The Phoenix Open PGA golf tournament, an event where fans are allowed to drink and make noise, will continue through Monday.
In Dresden, Germany, the fifth stage of the International Skating Union Speed Skating World Cup where Korea's two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee is taking part will also continue through Sunday.
In Korea, championships of professional basketball, volleyball and ssireum (traditional Korean wrestling) will take place. The KB Stars, which is enjoying a 10-game winning strike in women’s pro basketball league, will seek to secure its consecutive win in a game against Shinhan Bank on Saturday.