It’s been almost 4 years since the World Cup final in Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg, when Iniesta pushed the Jabulani ball into Netherlands’ goal to give Spain its first “star.” Even the vuvuzelas’ buzz stopped for a second.
4 years down the line, things have changed. Brazil is the stage, the official ball is called Brazuca, and the drums are ready to be played to the rhythm of samba.
Your relationship with your mobile device has probably changed since then too. Now you can use apps to follow-up and enjoy to the World Cup to the fullest. Here’s AppsZoom’s compilation. Go for it!
LiveSoccer World Football Cup
If you truly love this sport, you probably always want to be up-to-date with scores and other in-match events. The age of the newspaper is long gone. You can now receive more info than ever right to your smartphone if you have the correct apps. LiveSoccer is one of them.
Since Brazil’s World Cup 2014 is just around the corner, there’s a special section where you can read news, select your favorite teams, see summaries and statistics, and check schedules and live scores. A single app which brings together all the info you need to follow up the most anticipated worldwide soccer event.
If you prefer your news straight from the horse’s mouth, download the FIFA app.
Despite not being quite as complete as others when it comes to line-ups, tactics, player profiles, and other details, FIFA’s official app is totally reliable. Its news section summarizes and highlights key ongoing events about every competition. In addition, it features a neat and polished design.
The previous apps are all excellent for following-up on a great game. However, what to do when you are waiting for a match to start? Nothing better than killing the time playing football games.
Score! Classic Goals’ gameplay is really original: recreate those goals that made history. The aim is to reproduce those goals as accurately as possible by swiping and drawing trajectory lines over the field.
For many goals, you need to pass the ball before shooting. In those cases, the target players will be highlighted. Swipe to pass, then aim and shoot. Bear in mind that each movement counts for the final score, so even passes should be recreated as faithfully as possible to get all three stars. It’s just as simple as it sounds, plus addictive like you’ve never imagined.
If you are more into football management, here’s an excellent option.
Kairosoft’s Pocket League Story 2 puts you in charge of a team in the lower divisions. You must wisely manage sponsors, recruits, and tactics to jump from one division to the next and become a top team. You’ll be helped by two assistants who will be at your side at every moment, especially at the beginning. You’ll not only have to hire and train players, but you’ll also be in charge of enlarging the stadium and sowing glory to harvest fame.
It’s all packed into attractive pixelated retro graphics.