Don’t miss the goal when the world’s watching
These apps will ensure you don’t miss out on any of the action in Russia, whether you’re travelling, at work or at a social event with non-footie lovers
The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia next week. If you haven’t been lucky enough to bag yourself tickets to the actual event, don’t worry. There are plenty of apps for Android and iOS devices to keep you updated on the latest news and scores straight from the sidelines.
FIFA Official App
Let’s get the ball rolling with the official app for the World Cup this year. Created by FIFA, you can use the app to find out about all of the latest scores, exclusive updates, follow the action of your favourite teams, keep track of rankings and even watch the games live when you are on-the-go. There are lots of photos and videos available for you to keep tabs on all of the matches and relive the best moments.
The Onefootball app (and website) is a place for everything football-related. Throughout the year, it keeps you up-to-date with nearly every league and tournament you can imagine. Presently, it is very much focused on the World Cup. It includes live scores, the best pick of highlights, features to follow your favourite teams and players, live commentary and you can even set up push notifications if you want to be in the know as soon as anything important happens.
If you are a fan of sport generally, it’s worthwhile getting the BBC Sport app. It brings you all the info you could need about the world of sport with a particular focus on whatever the biggest event is, which the World Cup is now. You can get up-to-date news and analysis, as well as live coverage and highlights. You can also create a My Sport page, which personalises the sports info according to your choice.
Yahoo Sport: Football & More
As well as providing online coverage of sporting events,
the Yahoo Sport app allows you to keep up-todate with important news on-the-go. Like most other apps on this list, it’s a general app aimed at sports lovers but will be focusing on the World Cup when it comes around.
An app created with all sports in mind with a slant towards football fans, theScore provides information about football matches all over the globe and will be focusing on the World Cup tournament come June. It features breaking news alerts, in-depth game stats, videos and interviews that you can personalise to your interests.
If you’re lucky enough to be travelling to Russia to watch some of the World Cup games, then you need this app. It’ll ensure you’ve got all your bases covered before you travel, like how to get a visa and how to buy tickets for the games. It’ll also keep you up-to-date with schedules, as well as important details about the host cities.