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Top 5 Best World Cup Apps & Mobile Games

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If you’re crazy about the World Cup, the following apps and mobile games are must-haves for any smartphone owners. These apps will help you get the most out of each World Cup match, and the World Cup-inspired games will help you pass the hours between games.


1. theScore

theScore offers a ton of great features for the World Cup, along with other major sporting events. You can receive free Push Alerts about major goals or key moments, or just stay on top of breaking news about your favorite players. One great feature that will appeal to soccer fans is the Shot Tracker feature, which will let you see exactly how a goal was scored.


Download theScore for iPhone here.


Pros:

  • Also great for following NBA, NHL, MLB, and other major sports
  • Real-time World Cup coverage
  • Use the “My Score” section to customize the app
  • theScore has recently integrated with WhatsApp, making social sharing easier
  • Get alerts for Goals, Assists, Substitutions, Yellow & Red Cards, Clean Sheets, and Final Game Stats

  • Cons:

  • Requires relatively recent operating system on your smartphone
  • Parallax scrolling feature may not appeal to all (can be disabled in settings)
  • Some users have complained that more sports should be added
  • Some users find calculating time zones for certain games to be confusing
  • Some users dislike ads

  • 2. Hopeless: Football Cup

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    (Hopeless: Football Cup)

    Hopeless: Football Cup is the latest in the “Hopeless” series of games (which includes Hopeless: The Dark Cave and Hopeless: Space Shooting.) If you’re looking for a more casual soccer game to play on mobile, this Hopeless game may be worth checking out.

    Some unlucky blobs have found themselves in the middle of the field, and must defend themselves against angry football fans. You must tap the screen to hit the incoming balls: miss too many, and it’s game over.


    Pros:

  • Unlock various national team outfits
  • Fun addition to the Hopeless series
  • Great for soccer fans
  • A more casual take on football madness
  • Free game

  • Cons:

  • iPhone version of Hopeless: Football Cup coming soon
  • May be too casual for some fans of the sport
  • Game is currently on Verison 1.0.01, may have some bugs
  • National uniforms are not ultra-detailed
  • Ticket-based upgrade system may not appeal to all players

  • 3. ProGol Guess World Cup Results

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    (ProGol Guess World Cup Results)

    ProGol Guess World Cup Results is an Android app that lets you create your own tournaments and compete against friends. Whoever is best at guessing the final scores of each football match-up is the winner.

    The rules are very simple. Predict the winning team, score one point. Get the final score right, and score three points. It’s a great way to add an element of drama to a World Cup match that you aren’t all that invested in.


    Pros:

  • Free app
  • Simple rules
  • Nice interface
  • Makes matches more exciting
  • Fun social aspect

  • Cons:

  • Not available on iPhone
  • Social aspect may not appeal to all users
  • Relatively small pool of installs
  • Size varies with device
  • Social functionality could be enhanced further

  • 4. Onefootball Brasil – World Cup

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    (Onefootball Brasil – World Cup)

    Onefootball Brasil – World Cup is a cool app that offers live chat and play-by-play match commentary in its Live Ticker. There is also a robust array of video content. In addition to pre-match and post-match coverage, you can see videos from press conferences and player interviews. If you love football news, this World Cup app is a must-have.


    Pros:

  • Good coverage of all World Cup teams
  • Excellent social aspect
  • Lots of videos
  • Personalised push notifications
  • Plenty of stats

  • Cons:

  • Some user reviews indicate privacy concerns about the app
  • Some users feel app has been overhyped
  • Could improve UI to more comprehensively follow multiple teams
  • Player profiles could use more info/history
  • Some users have requested more time zone info

  • 5. New World Cup Football Quiz

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    (New World Cup Football Quiz)

    New World Cup Football Quiz is a fun word game that will appeal to World Cup fans. In this casual game, you are presented with one of 400 different player photos. Your job is to guess the player’s name. Some names, like Messi or Ronaldo, will be easy. Other names, however, will challenge even the most obsessive World Cup 2014 fan.


    Pros:

  • Includes 400 players from 32 different teams
  • Great trivia game
  • Challenges your spelling and player recognition
  • Will make you more a of World Cup expert
  • Simple interface

  • Cons:

  • Not iPhone-compatible
  • Some players may be too easy to guess
  • Relatively new app may have some undiagnosed bugs
  • May become repetitive after long hours of playing
  • UI customization options would be a nice touch


  • Check out all Heavy’s World Cup coverage here.

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