BINGO calls will take on a football-themed twist this summer as England aims to end 52 years of World Cup hurt this summer.

'When England won the Cup – 66' and 'full time – 90' will be among the new calls which are being trialled at selected Mecca Bingo Clubs across the country.

The bingo chain, which has clubs in Taunton and Bridgwater, updated its calls in 2017 to replace traditional shouts such as ‘two little ducks’ and ‘legs eleven’ to 21st century-appropriate alternatives that referenced everything from Little Mix to Tinder and Netflix and Chill.

With another popular ball game taking over, Mecca Bingo is now refreshing the list again, trialling a set of new calls which tap into the football fever that will have the nation gripped over the next few months.

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The top new football calls comprise England’s World Cup Squad team and other numbers associated with the beautiful game:

  • Jordan Pickford – 1
  • Kyle Walker – 2
  • The Three Lions – 3
  • Eric Dier – 4
  • John Stones – 5
  • Harry Maguire – 6
  • David Beckham – 7
  • Jordan Henderson – 8
  • Harry Kane – 9
  • Raheem Sterling – 10
  • Jamie Vardy – 11
  • Kieran Trippier – 12
  • Jack Butland – 13
  • Danny Welbeck – 14
  • Gary Cahill – 15
  • Phil Jones – 16
  • Fabian Delph – 17
  • From Russia with love – 18
  • Marcus Rashford – 19
  • Dele Alli – 20
  • Ruben Loftus-Cheek – 21
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold – 22
  • Football squad goals – 23
  • World cup teams – 32
  • Own goal history – 36
  • Take a break for half time – 45
  • When England won the Cup – 66
  • Full time – 90

Spokesperson for Mecca Bingo, Caroline Webb, said: “With football fever gripping the nation this summer, we wanted to make sure we get in on the action.

“Tapping into key trends and events is a great way for us to refresh our calls and help appeal to the increasingly younger crowd which can be found playing bingo at our clubs throughout the UK.”

The use of updated calls comes off the back of recent results from Mecca Bingo which found that the gaming operator is now attracting record numbers of 18-24 year olds.

Thanks to new games and technology, players of all ages are increasingly heading to the brand’s clubs and websites to try and score that all important winning feeling.

The updated football calls will be trialled at selected clubs across the summer months.

To attend a Mecca Club you do need to be aged 18 years or over and be a customer of Mecca Bingo. Joining is free of charge and you can sign-up at or at the club.