This New Football Gaming App Will Teach UAE Kids About Finance

Anika Eliz Baby

Kids today are experts at all the basic school facts- mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell, a² + b² = (a + b)² – 2ab, but riddle me this:

When you move into a new flat, you can save money by:

  1. Renting a truck rather than a mover
  2. Asking your friends to help you
  3. Hiring people to pack for you
  4. 1 and 2

Before we get to answers, it’s pretty obvious that the last bit is more crucial on a day-to-day basis. It’s important to raise kids with a sense of financial awareness before they get their first jobs and potentially grow into reckless spenders. This is exactly why…

Visa and Edfundo have launched ‘Financial Football’, an interactive game that will help teach students in the UAE financial habits and skills to promote their financial well-being.

Yup, building financial awareness through football, bang in the FIFA Season! Coincidence? I think not.

(psst, read until the end to find out the right answer to the question above!)

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Here’s how you play the game:

Players suit up as the country of their choice, and then correctly answer the questions that pop up during the match. Each question in this game has been designed to help players make smart and well-informed money management decisions.

Answer a few questions right and you keep scoring goals until one team ultimately wins the coveted trophy!

Built by teachers and finance experts, you can bet this app is legit!

Edfundo is the world’s first family financial education and money management application, completely built by teachers.

Visa, a proud partner for FIFA, and Edfundo have joined forces to create Financial Football during this exciting FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ season to provide individuals and small businesses with a fun and engaging way to begin and build their financial education.

This exciting fast-paced game is perfect to kick-start financial awareness at home


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Free to download Financial Football will soon be available online at and in your iOS and Android app stores to play the game on mobile and tablet devices.

This cool game is already available in English, Spanish and Arabic; and will soon be released in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, Italian, German, Russian and Portuguese!

(As for the correct answer… It’s option 4, 1 and 2)



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