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A free video game that combines the world’s most popular sport with an award-winning financial literacy curriculum kicked-off this month. Visa announced it is making its “Financial Football” available in over 12 countries in the months leading up to the “2010 FIFA World Cup.” The game, which went live in Brazil on September 15th, is now available for U.S. players too. “Financial Football” challenges players to answer fast-paced, multiple-choice money management questions correctly to advance down the field for a chance to score a goal. Financial Football offers single player and head-to-head game play options and is being translated into a dozen different languages. This free game features three difficulty levels – geared to children, teens and adults – and has companion lesson modules for classroom use. Players learn key concepts about saving, responsible spending, budgeting, and the wise use of credit. Visa says the new “FIFA World Cup” branded educational video game is the centerpiece of a commitment to reach 20 million people worldwide with financial literacy information by May 1st, 2013. The new video game was announced at the recent “Clinton Global Initiative Conference.” For more information visit: http://www.visa.com

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