iOS Apps

Follow the World Cup on your iPhone with these great free apps

The 20th FIFA World Cup has finally kicked off in Brazil. If you are constantly on the move or just don’t want to be couch bound for the next month, why not try these great free iPhone apps to keep you in touch with all the action.


FIFA ICONFIFA Official World Cup App – FREE

FIFA’s official world Cup app = will keep you up to date with all the latest news, standings, teams and schedules throughout the tournament.

FIFA World Cup App

What it does

Real time notifications.
Get instant notifications of lineups, kick off times, goals, red cards and half times scores.

Follow every game live.
Follow the minute by minute action with match analysis and statistics.

Comment on the news stories within the app and in “the global stadium” when games are underway.

Whilst fully featured I found this app clunky and confusing to navigate.



SportsYappericonSportsYapper – FREE

Sports Yapper is the number 1 UK social app for sports fans. This simple apps lets you enjoy friendly banter about your favourite sports teams. Basically it’s Twitter for football fans.


What it does

Game On!
When you check in to a game SportYapper alerts your friends and prompt them to join in the conversation.

Multiple teams & sports
This app isn’t just for the World Cup, you can follow as many teams as you like, across a wide variety of sports.

SportYapper does sports chat really well. The only problem is whether your team has enough followers to keep things interesting.



fourfourtwoiconFourFourTwo Football Stats Zone – FREE

This multi-award winning app is powered by OPTA the most comprehensive football statistics database. Get live statistic on all World Cup, Premier League and UEFA Champions League games.


What it does

Live Match Stats
Get unbelievably detailed and live information on all shots, passes, tackle, assists and fouls.

Compare passes, assists and shots for players and teams.

Player influence
See each players influence and how it changes throughout the game.

FourFourtwo is a football stat geeks dream come true, highly recommended.



ESPNFCiconESPN FC Soccer & World Cup – FREE

With the ESPN official app you can watch video analysis covering all the games. US residents can watch exclusive full time and in game highlights.


What it does

Live Match Video Highlights
US residents get access to exclusive in game and full time highlights of every game, so you won’t have to miss a single goal.

Reaction and analysis
Watch reaction, opinions and analysis from top pundits such as Gabriele Marcotti, Roberto Martinez, Sid Lowe and Jeff Carlisle

Get notified of game start times, final scores and more.

A must have app for all US based soccer fans.



iplayericonBBC iPlayer – FREE

Download the latest version of iPlayer and watch all the BBCs World Cup coverage live or on demand in the UK.


What it does

Live match coverage
The BBC has to share games with other broadcasters so every game isn’t shown live but many are. Here is a list of games on the BBC.

Watching iPlayer abroad.
You can watch iPlayer using a VPN from anywhere in the world. By using the iPlayer Web App and a free VPN service like Hideman (5 hours free per week).

The BBC football coverage is some of the best in the world. If you don’t already have iPlayer installed get it today.


Have I missed anything? if you’re using an app to follow the world cup that I haven’t mentioned let me know in the comments.

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