With FIFA World Cup 2014 just 6 days away, you surely don’t want to miss the biggest sporting festival of 2014 especially when the event is happening in Brazil: The Land Of Football. Football fans wait for this occasion every 4 years but if you are one of those who don’t really have a keen interest in the sport than this article might help you build up an interest in football. So here are the best Apps for FIFA that can help you keep up with this year’s FIFA World Cup.
Official FIFA App
Though not so famous among the football fanatics, FIFA’s official app can be considered one of the most obvious choices when World Cup is concerned. The key highlight of the app exists in the amount of information it provides about the World Cup. In addition to Live scores and latest news, the app gives you all the information about the Hosting nation (this time Brazil), hosting cities and stadiums. Apart from the World Cup, the app also provides the information of as much as 197 leagues around the world. The app is available on both Playstore and Appstore. Windows store though have an app with the same name but it’s not official.
If you want to keep yourself updated with everything related to the tournament; Goal.com is the app for you. This app not only gives you all the information related to football but also most of the time is the first one too. Any news or rumours about the sport whatever it maybe, you will get it first on Goal.com. Also you can select the different editions (total 33) according to your country. Also the company has launched a new app named Goal Live Scores which provide you with all the live scores in no time. There is live commentary but it rarely works but all the details about the happenings (Fouls, Substitutions, Possession and other Stats) taking place in a match can be known from Details section. The only thing Goal.com or Goal Live scores miss is a widget. While Goal.com is available for free on Playstore, Appstore and even Windows Store, Goal Live Scores is only available on Playstore. Apple users can look for Sun+ goals while Windows users can turn to Goal Central for an alternative.
FotMob – Soccer Scores Pro
One of the most underrated apps for football; FotMob is what you need if you are looking for a single app for all the stuff related to football. This app has it all; Live-scores with alerts, Match stats (line-up, stats, goals, cards, penalties, missed penalties, assists and substitutions), Tables Fixtures, News from the top football leagues and top club news, Top-scorers, Favourite teams. But what makes this app different from others is the Audio Commentary which is available in English and the native language of the country where a particular match is taking place. Moreover, the app also has a widget which brings all the live scores and news on you homescreen. Besides, the app is available for free on all major platforms (Android, iOS and Windows).
Well these apps are for those who are more into the tactical stuff. These apps offer you to control all the aspects of your team like Squad, Transfers, and Scout etc. In other words you can be the Manager of your favourite team. The most famous of these apps is Top Eleven Be A Soccer Manager. Available on both Playstore and Appstore, this app is the most realistic football/soccer manager game till date. PES Manager and Football Manager Handheld 2014 are some other related apps.
Football games have been always meant to play on a gaming console or a desktop right? No; with already a huge fan base among the gamers following Boomtown updates and gaming reviews, FIFA 14 is what you need on your smartphone if you want to actually try the game virtually. Though it is not as good as the versions seen on consoles or PCs, but it does the job for a smartphone gaming. Also it’s free and available on Android, iOS and Windows, so it’s worth giving a try. Though the app can be downloaded for free but in order to access all the modes you have to pay certain amount. If you are not a fan of FIFA, Real Football is another option which is also available on both Android and iOS.
In addition to apps, Skysports is also offering an option to integrate your smartphone’s calendar to all the fixtures of the World Cup 2014. The good part is that it lets you do it on all the platforms like Android, iOS and Windows. For instructions, follow this link.