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Canada - The Canadian version of the interactive and educational game, Financial Soccer, which combines the rules of soccer and financial management was recently launched by Visa Canada.

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Canada - The Canadian version of the interactive and educational game, Financial Soccer, which combines the rules of soccer and financial management was recently launched by Visa Canada.

Financial soccer, inspired by the FIFA World Cup, is a free online game that aims to help young people learn the basics of responsible spending, banking, budgeting and money. saving.

The game consists of quickly answering multiple choice questions on various financial management topics, while walking across a realistic soccer field to score points.

Before starting to play, it is possible to review your financial knowledge according to themes such as budget or savings by clicking on the Pre-game tab.

The game is played solo or one-on-one. There are three categories: amateur (11 to 14 years old), semi-professional (14 to 18 years old) and world class (18 years and over). You can also choose the duration of the game: 5, 10, 20 or 30 minutes.

To advance in the field, you have to answer questions according to three levels of difficulty: easy, moderate or difficult. The more difficult the question, the longer and more successful the pass can be. Time continues to pass during questions, so you need to respond quickly. If the game is tied, there is even shootout. These are then true or false questions.

Financial soccer is also an educational tool that can be used in the classroom. Course modules are available on the website according to three age groups. Each module includes an overview of concepts, learning objectives, teacher notes, discussion activities and exercises.

For example, in the amateur group (11 to 14 years old), Module 3 is a user's guide to credit cards, debit cards and prepaid cards. It contains, among other things, a quiz to test the knowledge of young people on this subject with true or false and complete sentences.

Visa has launched Financial Soccer in over 30 countries over the past few months. The game is available in French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Indonesian. It has already been played over a million times around the world.

In addition, Visa also developed the site Practical financial knowledge which provides teachers, parents and students with access to free educational resources like calculation tools, budget templates, games, etc.

In addition : Press release announcing the launch

By Marie-Christine Leblanc

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