Come on football! Blag your way through the World Cup with help from Alexa

Don’t know your offside from your advantage? Your (ahem) “gegenpressing” from your “parking the bus”? You’re definitely not alone.

Fortunately, with the World Cup almost upon us, Alexa is here to help non-football fans blag their through the next four weeks.

Related: World Cup VAR

Even if you have zero interest in football, it’s going to be impossible to completely avoid it over the next month. And you may as well at least try to get involved in World Cup-related water cooler chat before zoning out.

Alexa can provide a top-level debrief filled with juicy snippets of conversation fodder if you ask it, “Alexa, how do I bluff my way through the World Cup?”

Feeling confident? The voice assistant can also answer much more specific football-related questions, such as the following:

  • Alexa, what is a ‘false nine’ in football?
  • Alexa, what is advantage in football?
  • Alexa, what is pressing in football?
  • Alexa, what is counter-attacking in football?
  • Alexa, what is ‘putting it in the mixer’ in football?
  • Alexa, what is ‘parking the bus’ in football?
  • Alexa, what is ‘Row Z’ in football?
  • Alexa, why do international footballers win ‘caps’?
  • Alexa, what does it mean when a football player plays ‘in the hole’?
  • Alexa, when’s the first World Cup game?
  • Alexa, what teams are in the World Cup?
  • Alexa, who won the last World Cup?
  • Alexa, what country has won the most World Cups?
  • Alexa, what group is Sweden in for the World Cup?
  • Alexa, when do England play next in the World Cup?
  • Alexa, who scored for Germany?
  • Alexa, when do Iceland play next in the World Cup?
  • Alexa, what’s the score of the Panama game?
  • Alexa, did Japan win in the World Cup?
  • Alexa, who scored for France?

Now then, come on football!

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