Sportword: The daily football word game on Planet Sport

Sportword is Planet Sport’s game which challenges you to guess football and other sport-related words within six attempts.

As you might have guessed, it’s the football version we’re hosting here on Planet Football, adding to our hundreds of other football quizzes many of you already play daily, including our type-in-the-answer list quizzes and our complete-the-football-line-up quizzes.

We are busy building a new home for Sportword and all our other sport games and quizzes, but in the meantime, you can play the daily football game right here so please bookmark this page, try today’s word and then come back tomorrow.

How to play

Simply put, you have six attempts to guess a word. There will be a clue for each one to focus your mind a little.

Type in your first guess then hit enter. Each tile will change colour to indicate if the letter is in the correct position, elsewhere in the word or does not appear at all. A green tile means the letter is in the correct position; an orange tile means the letter is elsewhere in the word; a grey tile means that letter is not in the word at all.

If you are struggling, you will see a hint button that becomes available from your fourth attempt. Clicking it will reveal a tile, though note this is only available to logged-in users.

You can also click Give Up if you’re really struggling and just want to be put out of your misery. It’s not one for the purists, but it’s nice to have the option!

As with all our other football quizzes, we also have a leaderboard that ranks players by the number of attempts and time they required to guess the correct word.

More Sportword games

F1 fans can play the daily F1 Sportword game over on PlanetF1. We will be launching rugby, rugby league and tennis versions in the future too, and in our soon-to-launch games hub you’ll be able to play sub-categories, for example 2000s Premier League players. And logged-in users will be able to play as many of those categories and words as they want in a day.

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