In an exciting new global release, Visa introduces the Financial Soccer game, combining entertainment and financial education.
With the help of important partnerships and Financial Soccer events, Visa will introduce the game to fans, athletes, and communities.
As anticipation for the FIFA World CupTM grows, Visa (NYSE: V), the FIFA’s Official Payment Technology Partner, invites soccer fans to hone their financial acumen on the virtual field with the new iteration of the instructional video game Financial Soccer. By correctly responding to questions created to aid players in making wise, well-informed financial decisions, gamers can don the uniform of the nation of their choice and try their best to win the coveted trophy.
“Visa is proud to bring the power of its partnership with FIFA to the global stage of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ to provide a fun and engaging way for individuals and small businesses to begin or build upon their financial education journey.”
Visa is working with clients and nonprofit organizations to make the new edition of Financial Soccer as accessible as possible in order to advance its commitment to improving lives through the power of sport and the global stage of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM.
Prior to and after the competition, Visa and its partners will conduct events, learning programs, and promote game availability in more than 100 regions worldwide.
According to estimates, only one-third of adults have a basic understanding of financial concepts. Visa is aware of the urgent need to promote financial literacy at a young age in order to maintain a stronger connection with financial health throughout adulthood.
“Access to financial education to gain knowledge is critical to help individuals succeed in an increasingly digital world,” said Michelle Gethers, Chief Diversity Officer and Head of Corporate Responsibility, Visa. “Visa is proud to bring the power of its partnership with FIFA to the global stage of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ to provide a fun and engaging way for individuals and small businesses to begin or build upon their financial education journey.”
Players in the free educational game must correctly respond to questions on money management that range in difficulty in order to go down the field and have a chance to score a goal. New characteristics include:
- Men’s and women’s teams and competitions: Players can now select men’s or women’s teams to represent any nation in international competitions, such as the future FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023TM and FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM.
- Game modes for personal finance and small businesses will be added for the first time, and they will cover topics like budgeting, starting and running a business, and more. The expansion of entrepreneurship has reached historic levels, making it crucial for entrepreneurs to continue their education in essential business areas. Questions on subjects like crypto currencies and responsible credit use will be included in the personal finance track.
- On-the-go accessibility: Players may now download the game for free from the iOS and Android mobile app stores to play it on their smartphones and tablets in addition to online at financialsoccer.com.
- Several languages Play the game in English, Spanish, or Arabic, with support for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, Italian, German, Russian, and Portuguese to follow shortly.
In order to involve fans, athletes, and communities ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM, Visa will stage live Financial Soccer matches in the US, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Qatar, Cote d’Ivoire, and Senegal.
Through a number of significant initiatives, Visa is collaborating with Street Child United and WISE in the Middle East to further financial education both during and after the competition:
The UK-based charity Street Child United will use the Practical Money Skills curriculum from Visa to create a two-year financial education program. Street Child United is committed to changing how people perceive and treat children who have ties to the streets.
Through Financial Soccer, the Practical Money Skills and Practical Business Skills curricula from Visa, respectively, and WISE, a project of the Qatar Foundation, kids and SMBs in Qatar will receive financial education.