The 2018 FIFA World Cup will kick off on June 14, which is today and football fans are pinning their eyes towards Russia for the big event. The biggest football tournament will witness 32 national teams compete for the world title. There are a host of apps available on iOS and Android platforms that will keep users updated with live scores, latest news, interviews and more. If you are among those die-hard soccer fans who want to stay updated with all the action on the ground, here is a list some of the best apps that you can check-
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia official app will offer comprehensive news updates, scores and other information about players and teams as well. You can select your favourite team for the 2018 World Cup and get real-time notifications when the game kicks in. You can also read profiles of each player, and check for the start times for upcoming matches.
Sony LIV, the popular ‘Video-On-Demand’ platform, will offer unlimited streaming of FIFA World Cup 2018. Users can live stream matches and know about the latest scores, updates and video highlights as well. The app is available for free but similar to ESPN it contains ads.
The popular telecom network service, Reliance Jio will also offer users to stream FIFA World Cup 2018 live on JioTV app. Jio users can stream the content for free. The JioTV will host a live broadcast of the massive soccer tournament from June 14 till July 15. The app also offers setting reminder and stay updated about the upcoming program and browse content in the mini view. JioTV will also broadcast India-Afghanistan Test that will commence at 9:30 from June 15.
ESPN the popular network in the US has created a dedicated app for FIFA World Cup to help football fans keep tab of live scores, standings and more. With the app offering constant coverage on the major sport, ESPN also brings articles wrote by ESPN writers. The app is available for free both on iOS and Android platform, however, it does include ads.
Onefootball Soccer News
Onefootball is the best hub to check for everything that you want to know about football. The app gives you updates about the latest happenings in the soccer world. It provides live scores, highlights, live commentary, recap etc. Onefootball is a freemium app that comes with a simple UI and features to help you choose the team or player you want to follow.
TATA Sky App
TATA Sky, the Direct to Screen (DTS) distribution platform will also live stream the single biggest tournament. TATA Sky has partnered with Gracenote, the entertainment data provider, to offer thriving sports experience with real-time analysis. The subscribers will be able to access comprehensive analysis live starting June 14. Currently, analytics are available for Android users, it will go live on iOS platform next week.
Airtel TV app
Airtel TV app will enable users to watch FIFA 2018 tournament live on their mobile. The live broadcasts will be available for Airtel users to watch in various local languages including Hindi. Users will get all exclusives along with reviews, previews and behind-the-scene match snippets. However, to access the content users will have to upgrade the Airtel TV app to its latest version. As per Airtel, all content on Airtel TV app is free for Postpaid and Prepaid users till December 2018