The top 8 FIFA World Cup apps for your smartphone

These apps give live scores, video highlights, match stats and social media trends on your mobile device.

Written by Durgesh Haridas | New Delhi | Published:June 27, 2014 7:20 pm

If you are an avid football fan but cannot catch all the FIFA World Cup games live, we have just he right list of apps that you need to catch the action on the move.

FIFA World Cup Official App

The app aims to be as comprehensive as possible and succeeds in many ways.

Live scorelines, News in pictures, Standings and Schedules are its salient featues.

With 5 million+ downloads from the Google play store this is the most popular app for following the FIFA World Cup from your mobile device, but the downsides are its heavy data consumption, large app size (36MB) and also occasional crashes.

Jalvasco World Cup 2014

Another interesting app that is designed strictly for mobile phones. The app has a bright green and yellow color tone (Inspired from the Brazilian flag I am sure.)

It allows the user to choose and follow his/her favorite team and gives you the photos and background trivia about the stadiums.

It is minimalist in features and offers the essentials: live scores, group standings, news in photos and videos but its unique feature is the “History of the world cup” that gives you past tournaments’ game results. Its simple layout and modest 6.7 MB size tells us why it has 1 million+ downloads.

SofaScore Live Score World Cup

This app has a simple design and is more than just a dedicated football application, you can follow US baseball, basketball and others sports. It is pretty inclusive and gives you video highlights, match statistics, lineups and other details. It has a good flowchart like layout giving us a full picture of how the teams are faring.

One Football Brasil- World Cup

This is crisp and complete app and gives an insight into how social media is reacting and gearing up for the games as well. It has a graphic showing user votes predicting the scoreline.

It has a “Pick your favorite player” option and you can share it on Twitter or Facebook. The application is not too large on size 10 MB is decent with nearly a million downloads it does justice to its 4.5 star rating on the Google Playstore.

Forza Soccer

Forza is a brilliant application that has a calendar like design the most distinct feature is the option to choose what notifications you want to receive. You can customize the app to send notifications for goals, red cards, half and full-time scores and even schedule a notification before the start of a game. At 10 MB its is quite easy on your phone or tablet and users have given it a 4.6 star rating.

TCS Social Soccer

TCS Social Soccer is a combination of news and social media engagement about the World Cup. Designed by Tata Consultancy Services the app shows social media trends. It gives you a interesting set of graphics about the most trending players and teams and also allows you to choose your favorite players and teams. It also has live game feature and a mini live blog during the game. It is 16 MB big and a bit hungry for data as it pulls in information from twitter and works with info-graphs as well.

Google Now

The ever dependable Google gives live updates and details about ongoing matches with a mini live coverage and also the lineups and other match details like substitutions and yellow/red cards.

FotMob

This very popular app with football fans has been highly downloaded and given a 4.6 rating on Google play. It is by far the most informative app and gives you useful data like top scorers, most yellow cards and even current form and past results of the teams. It does have the regular: news, short video highlights and the overview of each game.

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