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Euro 2016

Apple's Siri really doesn't know about Euro 2016, or football...

Apple are promoting their love of football to tie in with Euro 2016, but if you ask Siri about the matches, she's not very clued up.

Update:
Siri has no idea about Euro 2016

Apple are in love with football

Apple are proudly promoting their love of the Beautiful Game to tie in presumably with Euro 2016 and have released an advert of gorgeous shots and footage of football, all taken on an iPhone.

But Siri is still a bit confused by Euro 2016

But does Siri, Apple's voice controlled assistant on the iPhone, share this deep passion for the game? It would appear maybe not. 

Thursday saw one of the biggest matches in the group stages at Euro 2016, with England taking on neighbours Wales. So we asked Siri when Wales were going to play: 

A simple question for Siri about Euro 2016
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A simple question for Siri about Euro 2016

And she responded, rather bizarrely with this...

Siri started playing music when asked about the wales game.
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Siri started playing music when asked about the wales game.

Playing music. By rapper Rick Ross. What on earth does this have to do with the Welsh taking on the English. Ah, Siri's spinning Play your part (feat. Wale Meek Mill). So there's a Wale reference. But Siri, come on!

So we went with what time the game was on...

What time is the game?
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What time is the game?

Success! A football match. Ah. But NOT the one against England...

Siri doesn't care much about Euro 2016
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Siri doesn't care much about Euro 2016

So we asked Siri about the England game...

Great that SIri is focusing on the Women's game, but Euro 2016?
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Great that SIri is focusing on the Women's game, but Euro 2016?

We weren't really getting anywhere. So we thought maybe Siri just prefers tiki-taka football... and asked her about Spain... would she know Spain play Turkey tomorrow?

Simple question for Siri
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Simple question for Siri

Siri says...

Siri! You cannot be siri-ous!
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Siri! You cannot be siri-ous!

Right. Basketball. Betraying your roots here Siri. We made the question more specific...

Right you are Siri...
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Right you are Siri...

Spain - Turkey. Just doesn't exist for Siri. 

Right. As generic as possible. Can Siri spot there's a major tournament happening in France right now, or maybe even a major tournament happening in her homeland of the US of A? 

Siri? Football?
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Siri? Football?
Euro 2016? Copa America? Siri?!
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Euro 2016? Copa America? Siri?!

We give up. Can someone lend us an Android phone...

Sorted!
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Sorted!

Notes: All the questions were asked of Siri on a standard iPhone 6, with Siri being in UK English, with the British female voice. The person who owns the iPhone gets Siri to call him Boss, presumably because no-one else will.

Footnote: After the England - Wales game (which England won 2-1), we checked to see if Siri knew anything about it... alas not even the English fighting back after going down to Bale's free-kick registered with her: 

Euro 2016 not happening for Siri
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Euro 2016 not happening for Siri
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