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"Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) (Football Version)" is playable on Just Dance 2018, where the routine can be unlocked on eighth-generation consoles and the Nintendo Switch from the Gift Machine, and through normal gameplay on seventh-generation consoles. The routine also appears on Just Dance Now and Just Dance Unlimited. The routine was also featured in 舞力无限 but was removed[5] and later re-added on August 6, 2021.

In celebration of the 2020 Summer Olympics, the song is free to play on Just Dance Unlimited from August 6, 2021 to August 12, 2021.[6]

Appearance of the Dancers


P1 is a man with long hair and has yellow streaks in his hair. He wears a shirt that has yellow and red patterns on it and the number "9". He has yellow fabrics on both his arms. He wears shorts that have the same patterns of his shirt. He wears yellow socks and red shoes.


P2 is a man that has a yellow headband. He wears the same shirt as the others but with the number "5" on it. He has black fabrics on both his arms. He wears shorts that have the same patterns of his shirt. He wears black socks and yellow shoes.


P3 is a man with a yellow afro. He wears a shirt that has the same pattern as the others but with the number "4" on it. He also wears shorts that have the same patterns of his shirt. He has light blue fabrics on both his arms. He wears light blue socks and blue shoes.


P4 is a man with a black and red mohawk. He wears a shirt that has the same pattern as the others but with the number "7" on it. He also wears shorts that have the same patterns of his shirt. He has orange fabrics on both his arms. He wears orange socks and black shoes.


The background appears to be a football field. At the start, the word "GOOOAL!" appears on screen and, in some parts of the gameplay, colored smoke appears. The song title, "Just Dance" and the Ubisoft logo appear on ads.

Gold Moves

There are 3 Gold Moves in this routine:

Gold Move 1: With your right foot out, spin your hands in circles by your head.
Gold Moves 2 and 3: Slowly point your left arm diagonally to the left and bring your right arm across your chest. P1 does this while kneeling in front of the other players. P2 has his foot on P1’s knee.

Appearances in Playlists

Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) (Football Version) is featured in the following playlists:

Just Dance 2018

Just Dance 2019

Just Dance Now



Main article: Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)#General


  • Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) (Football Version) is the third routine with more than two coaches where one of them is carried on by the others, after I Will Survive (On-Stage) and Tetris.
  • Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) (Fotball Version) is a reference to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, for which the song was made.
  • The Ubisoft lettering in the background was the taken from Ubisoft’s old logo.
  • The US and UK previews feature different parts: the former starts at "Listen to your God" and ends before the second part of the bridge, while the latter starts at "Today’s your day" and ends along with the bridge.
  • The routine has no sound effects in the Wii version of Just Dance 2018.
  • In the preview video on Just Dance Unlimited, the audio is not in sync with the preview footage.[7]


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