June 17, 2013
Foster City, California – June 17, 2013 – Does Malaysian soccer really top the world? Can the U.S. Soccer really best Brazil on the pitch? Unlikely, but the current leaderboard on Visa Inc.'s Financial Soccer shows that fans of the United States have notched the most wins among World Cup qualified teams in the free, online, personal finance video game. Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Italy round out the top 5 in Financial Soccer among qualified teams competing in Brazil.
A FIFA partner since 2007, Visa rolled out Financial Football in countries around the world in the lead up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup™. Financial Soccer combines the world's most popular sport with a high-quality financial literacy curriculum to create an innovative approach for learning about money management, while tapping the passion for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil.
Fans have demonstrated their loyalty and financial literacy in the run up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ with an impressive 49,468 games. Malaysian soccer fans racked up the most points at 2457 followed closely by the U.S. with 1872 points. The real-time rankings, still in flux and open to players through the World Cup, can be seen at: http://www.financialsoccer.com/leaderboard/.
Below, each of the teams appears in their World Cup groups with their Financial Soccer ranking next to them, the group leader is highlighted.
30 Côte d'Ivoire
29 Bosnia and Herzegovina
24 Costa Rica
1 United States
22 Ecuador 16 France 28 Honduras
21 Korea Republic
|For the full list visit http://www.financialsoccer.com/leaderboard/|
Financial Soccer challenges players to answer fast-paced, multiple choice, money management questions correctly to advance down the field for a chance to score a goal. The new U.S. edition of the game can be played in multiple languages at www.financialsoccer.com.
Financial Football is part of Visa's free financial education program, Practical Money Skills www.practicalmoneyskills.com, which offers educational resources for educators, parents and students including personal finance articles, additional games, lesson plans and more.
Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions, and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable electronic payments. We operate one of the worldâ€™s most advanced processing networks – VisaNet – that is capable of handling more than 47,000 transaction messages a second, with fraud protection for consumers and assured payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visaâ€™s innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers to offer consumers more choices: pay now with debit, pay ahead of time with prepaid or pay later with credit products. For more information, visit corporate.visa.com and @VisaNews.
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