As the group level matches come to a conclusion with some countries tearfully making their exit from the 2014 FIFA World Cup, more hearts will be broken as the teams first enter Quarter-finals, later moving to Semi-finals and ultimately to the Finals on 13 July.
Fans will now be able to track the World Cup teams as they progress into the second stage without needing to be in front of their PCs or TVs with the assistance of a huge trench of applications at their disposal.
Since the last World Cup in 2010, there has been a rise in the number of smartphone and tablet users and what better way to follow the Cup even when you are on the move. Below we present top five apps on FIFA 2014 World Cup.
This is the official 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil app that allows users to unlock exclusive content. Users will be receiving alerts on their smartphone devices and can also watch the matches live. Your experiences can be shared and the Live Blog feature provides up-to-the-minute coverage of the entire tournament giving its users exclusive content – text, photos and video.
Users will be able to vote for Man of the Match and they can also play games like FIFA.com Club, including Fantasy, Dream Team, Your XI, Predictor and more.
Users will also be able to check out the details of the hosting country and its cities. Breaking news and exclusive interviews of players is assured on the app. The app however holds up 36 MB of space.
Jalvasco World Cup 2014
This app will allow users to track their favourite team thought the second stage of the Cup by customizing the content. Users will be informed on details from the game like scorers, line-up, substitute players, cards and list of substitutions. The app allows users to browse for information in offline mode and will give a history of the previous matches too. It will also provide news and new information on Russia 2018 and Qatar 2022.
The app is available for free on Google Play Store.
ESPN FC Soccer & World Cup
This app will provide users with exclusive in-game highlights, breaking news and analysis. This app has a U.S. overtone to it. Users can expect expert analysis from people like Gabriele Marcotti, Sid Lowe, Jeff Carlisle, Roger Bennett, Raphael Honigstein, Tim Vickery Fernando Duarte and Men in Blazers. The app will carry in-depth reports on many national teams.
FotMob - World Cup 2014 Brazil
This app boasts of 5million downloads and it will be featuring live scores, alerts, match stats, tables, fixtures, top scorers, all the top news and news about the teams.
This is one of the essential apps to have this World Cup as if offers a comprehensive coverage of the Brazil World Cup and more. Users will be able to check highlights, read articles, set football team notifications, follow live scores, listen to BBC Radio. Another important feature of the app is that it allowes its users to set up quick links, which are customizable adding their favourite sports and football team.
Users will also get alerts from the World Cup matches and this app will provide comprehensive football news, analysis, match stats and text commentaries and it will also include the gossip column.