With the biggest sports event in the world about to start in just a few days from now, everyone is bound to fall into the World Cup fever sooner or later. So, whether you are one of the lucky ones to be right there in Brazil or you plan to watch the whole thing from the comfort of your home with your friends and family, here we’ve gathered a few amazing iPhone apps for you to stay on top of all the latest World Cup news and scores for free.
Let’s take a look at each of them.
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1. FIFA Official App
If you are a long-time follower of soccer in general, then you know you are getting a great app when downloading the official app of the FIFA (the Soccer International Federation). As expected, the FIFA app not only provides tons of news and info about the World Cup, but also about the entire world of soccer.
But even if you are only interested in World Cup stuff, this app is a must-have for you. In its dedicated World Cup section you will get news, information about players, a World Cup countdown, the upcoming match schedule and even a detailed guide to the locations where the World Cup matches will happen.
Additionally, the app offers live score updates and tons of media related to this great soccer event.
2. World Soccer Finals
Being an app entirely dedicated to the World Cup, World Soccer Finals offers plenty of features for those looking forward to this worldwide sports event. Among the most interesting of them that you will find are detailed group standings and minute statistics, as well as a simple menu to make navigation easier depending on which round the World Cup has progressed to.
A current ranking of the national soccer teams is also available, which gives a nice picture of how some teams stand against each other.
Another nice features of World Soccer Finals that comes as a US$0.99 in-app purchase is the ability to add only the matches you are interested in to your calendar app to make sure you won’t miss them.
3. ESPN FC Soccer & World Cup
Perhaps the most informative app of the bunch, the ESPN FC Soccer & World Cup app is definitely the ideal one for anyone who wants to stay updated to the minute in regards to everything related to the world cup and its happenings.
Besides the usual suspects (match schedules, group standings and such), a couple of really cool features that stand out from this app are its integration with Twitter, which allows you to view instant reactions to the matches from around the globe, and its detailed notification system, which lets you not only be notified when a match starts, but also when a goal is scored, when half-time is up and even when yellow or red cards are given.
Bonus App: Brazil 2014 Countdown
Can’t wait for the World Cup to start? Well, in that case, go download Brazil 2014 Countdown. As its name states, this app will keep you updated on how much longer you’ll have to wait for the first match of the World Cup to start down to the second.
And there you go. With these free apps for your iPhone, you won’t need anything else to follow the World Cup no matter what aspect of it you are looking forward the most. So go ahead, download and enjoy!