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.
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.
Download theScore for Android here.
2. 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.
Download Hopeless: Football Cup for Android here.
3. 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.
Download ProGol Guess World Cup Results for Android here.
4. 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.
Download Onefootball Brasil – World Cup for Android here.
Download Onefootball Brasil – World Cup for iPhone here.
5. 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.
Download New World Cup Football Quiz for Android here.