There's a hidden soccer/football game in Facebook Messenger, because of course

Europe and likely a large part of the world currently have their eyes transfixed onto France.

Not because of the first-class wine and excellent cheese that are popular all around the world, but because of football! Or soccer, as people across the pond call the most popular global sport. France is currently hosting the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament and everyone is jumping on the hype train. 

Facebook is one of the latest to do so - its dedicated Messenger chat app just got updated with a brand new ball juggling game, similar to that basketball one a couple of months back.

So, how does one launch it? Simple - just go ahead and send someone a soccer ball emoji as a simple chat message. Then tap on the soccer ball emoji you just sent, and voila, you get to play the ball juggling game and rub your high score in your pals' faces!

The goal of the game is to flick the ball as many times as you possibly can without letting it fall to the bottom of the screen. Sounds simple, but it isn't.

What's more is that with each tap, an appropriate emoji will pop up, because... Because it's 2016.

If the game doesn't show up for you, make sure you've updated Messenger to the latest version. What's your high score, fellas? 




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4 Comments

1. Patty_M

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 02, 2016

Will they get away when Euro ends?

2. PeterK.

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

We doubt it.

4. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

It doesn't.. just like basketball, think they won't remove it anytime soon

3. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

It's so hard to play lol! I scored 33 on the Basketball emoji game instead :D

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