World Fighting Soccer 22
Image: Melko Game Club

Unless you're living under a rock, you may have noticed that one of the world's biggest sporting events is currently taking place in a middle-eastern country at a time when most people are getting ready for Christmas, not cheering on their national 'kickmen' side.

The World Cup in Qatar has certainly had its critics – for a wide range of reasons – but if you're looking for a soccer-shaped alternative tournament, then you might want to head over to Steam and try out World Fighting Soccer 22.

Developed by Melko Game Club, the game strips away all of the rules and complexity to bring you something more akin to Street Fighter or Smash Bros., but with football. Your moves involve trapping, passing, lobbing and flying through the air, and you can combine all of these to create explosive combos which are certain to put the ball in the back of the net.

World Fighting Soccer 22 includes a local multiplayer mode, a campaign mode and a training mode, and there are 32 distinct teams to choose from.

At just £3.99, World Fighting Soccer 22 isn't going to break the bank, either. Give it a go, and let us know what you think by posting a comment below.