World Cup 2014 Brazil: Must-Have Apps for Fans

By Rajasingan Jawahar
Rajasingan Jawahar
Rajasingan Jawahar
June 13, 2014 Updated: June 13, 2014

Keep on track with the latest news regarding your favorite team and players with three of the most popular World Cup apps.

ESPN FC Soccer & World Cup

ESPN is the official U.S. broadcaster of the World Cup 2014. If you’re familiar with the SportCenter app, this one is similar, with in-depth analysis and expert commentary. Download the app for match schedules, analysis, score updates, interviews, team statistics, goals, and breaking news developments. American users can also check out game highlights. The free app is available on iOS and Android.

Customize the app by opening an account and selecting your favorite teams. The Twitter stream shows recent updates from managers and players.

FIFA Official

The official FIFA app is a must for any soccer super-fan, as it provides one of the best platforms for comprehensive analysis and profiles of players, coaches, and teams. It features exclusive photos and videos. Fans can check out the latest updates, and they can also vote for their “Man of the Match.” One of the greatest benefits of the app is that fans can sign up for an opportunity to kick-off actual tournaments.

The free app has a match kick-off countdown timer, but this feature has been found to be a little slow in navigating. Users can check FIFA team rankings to ensure they don’t miss any of the action; the app features schedules for all the 64 matches.

Onefootball Brasil

Released last month, the Onefootball Brasil app allows you to choose your favorite teams and get up-to-date news from the field. You can chat with other fans and listen to live commentary when you connect the app with a Facebook account.

All match reviews, interviews, analysis, and breaking news are available in the 15 languages of all 32 teams. The ‘history’ option lets you search for team stats as the app aggregates news from various sites, such as, SkySports, and The Guardian. Tweet your thoughts and share your hopes with other fans. Mostly featuring details regarding the world cups, the Onefootball Brasil app also offers a comprehensive match planner.