07/07/2018 12:29 BST | Updated 07/07/2018 17:46 BST

Ask Alexa If Football's Coming Home, You Won't Regret It

This is outstanding 👌

You’ve probably heard that football’s coming home, but just in case if you weren’t sure Amazon’s Alexa has your back.

Not one to be left behind in the mania surrounding England progress in the World Cup, Amazon has given Alexa her very own custom answer to the question of whether football is indeed coming home or not.

Update: Alexa has been updated with a new response that takes into consideration England’s exhilarating victory against Sweden so yes, it does very much look like football is coming home.

Here’s the response we got:

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Before the game, Engadget UK Editor Matt Brian asked Alexa the question we had all been wondering and got this excellent response:

If you don’t want any spoilers look away now but when you ask: “Alexa, is football coming home?”

You then get this response:

“52 years of hurt hasn’t stopped me dreaming, I hope it doesn’t go to penalties in the quarter final though, my circuits can’t take the stress.”


Alexa’s reserved confidence was well-placed however because as you’ve almost certainly guessed by now, England is into the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time in 28 years after a resounding 2-0 victory over Sweden.