Top of the best apps for football lovers, you’ll never miss any of the action
The Brasil World Cup 2014 has commenced already with a lot of surprises, most importantly the 5-1 thrashing of Spain by Netherlands and of course, FIFA’s decision to use the goal line technology for the World’s most watched sport.
We equally saw the technology being decisive at the match between France and Honduras, where Benzema’s goal that made it 2-0 would have sparked a brew of controversy, but that was largely not the case as the goal-line technology was able the spot the ball crossing the goal line.
So, you have been hearing all these from folks and you want to be in the center of match even when you are not glued to your TV screen? These 5 Andriod and iOS apps for the Brasil 2014 World Cup should really keep you catching up.
5. BBC Sport App
The BBC Sport app is a great addition to the list of World Cup app that will really quench your football thirst.
You get to have access to live commentary as well as push notifications for live events of the World Cup.
The UI is impressive as well but it focuses more on England related news and their performance than other team. It’s what you should expect, so if you live in the United Kingdom, this should definitely get you started.
4. SecondMIC App
If you are tired of traditional sports commentary, then this app should re-kindle your football spirit.
The app will allow fans, former players, sports reports and teams to provide alternative commentary for the Brasil 2014 World Cup.
So what do you get? An array of commentators and an equally intuitive graphical user interface for a superb experience.
For us, the only drawback is being exclusive to the iOS
3. FIFA 14 by EA Sports
Is there any better way to get involved in the World Cup action than to put yourself right in the heart of the match? The FIFA 14 by EA Sports will let you do just that. The game comes with the official licensed Brasil 2014 World Cup national teams and kits, so what you see in the matches is what you get in the game.
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It features 33 leagues with over 600 licensed teams, with solid graphics and intuitive gameplay. You can listen to commentaries in several languages including English and Spanish.
Upon starting the game, the real match is reflected in the game. You have little control of what’s happening in the pitch as every substitution, injury and suspension is reflected in-game.
All of these comes with a heavy price, however. You will need a gigantic 1.35GB of data to spare to make get in your smartphone
2. ESPN FC Soccer & World Cup
With all the drama going on in the pitch, this little but powerful app should get you involved in all of the trills and talking point of the game. It comes with a great deal of resources for the Brazil 2014 World Cup, including news, fixtures and live scores.
There is also a Twitter integration to make things spicy, and most importantly, you can really add or remove features you don’t like to help you greatly customize your experience.
If you are in the developing world, you might not really get most-out-of-it because some features are US region locked and be ready to get those annoying ads on your display.
1. Official FIFA app
Really no doubt why it’s our top pick. The FIFA Official app comes with a great user interface and a must-have for any passionate World Cup fan. It is feature rich and convers the entire Brasil 2014 World Cup extensively.
Live coverage, live score and a legion of football photos and videos makes the FIFA Official app a monster Android application for your smartphone especially if you never want to miss any of the World Cup action.
There are a few drawback, however. There have been reports of lag in the news section of the app as well as frequent crashing. Nevertheless, it’s still makes for a great app right in your smartphone
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