Best apps for the schedule, groups and live streaming of the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil

Best apps for the schedule, groups and live streaming of the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil
Today marks the opening of the world's most popular tournament, FIFA's World Cup 2014 edition, and the carnival spirit in Brazil has reached a crescendo mode, as the locals open against Croatia at 4PM Eastern. Whether you call it football or soccer, the event is unlikely to go unnoticed, be it only for the societal controversies and overspending that plagued the runup to the tournament, and have the Brazilian government on edge.

With the Sony Xperia Z2 being the official smartphone of the tournament, you can bet that there are plenty of apps out there that allow you to follow the World Cup on the go, if the games' time zone doesn't really fit your schedule. From the groups, through the schedules, to the brackets, player gossip, and even live streaming, there's something for everybody in those apps below, that will let you carry the World Cup excitement with you at all times. Take a peek, and give them a shot if you are a fan, regardless of whether you carry an Android, iOS or a Windows Phone device. Who do you think will take the trophy, by the way?

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30 Comments

1. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

#1 is the best.

25. Polo87

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 17, 2014

For me it is Pulpo available on Android and iOS. I use it and it is awesome for bet with your friend!

2. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

This is **football**, not soccer. Ridiculous Americans. BTW, I give you much better list of apps: ESPN FC FIFA Onefootball Brasil Sofascore

5. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Agree. Why the he** do they call that rugby like sport "football" when they mostly play with their hands...

12. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

The Name of the Game: Football, and any non language related changes to that is disgraceful.

16. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Maybe because it is a sport for sockers :).

20. mijsmith1981

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

to watch it simple go to WORLDCUP2014ACCESS COM

21. keinebremsen

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

Don't be daft, most of the English-speaking world calls it soccer. Sorry about your luck.

26. ohanessiand

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 17, 2014

This is **soccer**, not football. Ridiculous Europeans. Never want to have a modern name.

28. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

This is SPARTA!!!

3. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I have Onefootball Brasil app on my WP. Its a really good app, very smooth, fast and with a lot of info.

4. edrich

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

FIFA 14 is also available for free on Windows Phone. The screenshot caption only says iOS and Android

6. Snoobab

Posts: 175; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Soccer/football is the most dishonest and boring game played by complete posers. OPEN YOUR EYES, WORLD.

7. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Yeah, look at at that game where they play the ball around with their hands and jump and fall on each other and kick each other's balls out and call it football, but for some silly reason, they call the most important match of the season in that sport the "super bowl". I mean this sport totally rocks. "Soccer" sucks.

8. Snoobab

Posts: 175; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I'm no supporter of American football either (I skateboard) but at least there is more action than soccer. People watch soccer for 90+ minutes to see 2-3 goals max! It's crazy and shows you the power of 'groupthink' (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groupthink)

9. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

Football is a very nice sport, people watching 90+ minuts to see 2-3 goals max means it is worth it. I was not a big soccer fan until I played EA FIFA and PES for sometime and got the hang of this game. after that when I watched some quality football matches I suddendly found out how enjoyable is to watch them play the game that perfect! I enjoy watching good football games as much as I enjoy watching professional DOTA 2 live games! ( I made this comparision since DOTA 2 games are all action, usually +30 goals in 45 minuts)

11. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

What the heck is fun with skateboarding either? Just rollin' around without any definite objective and breaking some public facilities? Yeah it is not fun indeed.

22. keinebremsen

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

13 seconds of action between erectile dysfunction commercial breaks. At least it's fitting. AT LEAST in soccer action is constant for 45 minutes. Only thing that comes close to the fun spectating is _college_ football.

10. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Football is the most graceful and interesting game played by Enthusiastic athletes all around the world. Disagree? Get out of this frikkin' planet, then.

13. Snoobab

Posts: 175; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

What exactly makes it "the most graceful and interesting game"? Every time I watch a game I see players falling over and acting like they got hurt. Then running over to the referee and b*tching. No respect or sportsmanship whatsoever.

14. Chinda3

Posts: 31; Member since: Mar 14, 2014

Well billions of football fans would disagree with you. Football is by far most popular sport in world :) american football has tiny amount of fans compared to beautiful game football lol

18. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Well the drama, the enthusiasm, the soul, the beauty of the strategy, the mesmerizing technique and skills, the avid fans, and mentioning a few here. Every time I watch Skateboarders I see players rolling over breaking their legs and went to the hospital, while skateboarding again a few weeks later before breaking their legs again. Pointless and dollar wasting whatsoever.

27. ohanessiand

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 17, 2014

Actually, I love it more than any other sport. American Football is so boring, I can put my foot on the TV while watching it.

15. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

lol ftw its all about hockey, big hits, fast pace, fights and action

17. shakirmole

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

Beautiful.. I really wished my game would be mobile too at wcguru.tk. Its a world cup score and outcome prediction game.

19. Skip5

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

I have the galaxy S5 for t-Mobil, and I want to live stream the World cup matches. what is a good app that will let me stream live? Free or if they charge doesn't matter as long as i can see the games live

24. Blazers

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

It's posted above in the slide show

23. shaunstevin

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 13, 2014

Hey guys check the latest post by lifehacker for best apps for this worldcup 2014. I have downloaded PureVPN's football app and its really good.

29. wyrishman

Posts: 39; Member since: May 11, 2014

Awesome article! Can't believe I didn't know about #3...watching the updates on FIFA's app rather than streaming the USA game at work was painful...Thanks for the great app info!! USA USA USA

30. UBJ3D

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

Check out this great football game: "Fun Football World Cup" ww.ubj3d.com/ff

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