The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be the 20th FIFA World Cup, an international men's football tournament, that taking place in Brazil from June 12, 2014 to July 13, 2014 and the tournament has commenced. It will be the second time that Brazil has hosted the competition, the previous being in 1950. Brazil will become the fifth country to have hosted the World Cup twice, after Mexico, Italy, France, and Germany.

The first match was between Brazil and Croatia. The schedules are stock chock with dozens of matches for the next four weeks and it’s a tedious task to keep track of the matches. Fortunately for the players in us, there’s a plethora of applications helping us to stay updated rather than being drowned in the status information of each player, team, and matches throughout the tournament.

The national teams of 32 countries will take part in the tournament, with matches to be played in 12 cities throughout Brazil. It is scheduled to be the first World Cup to be held in South America since the 1978 World Cup in Argentina, the first time two consecutive World Cups are staged outside Europe, and the first time two consecutive World Cups are staged in the Southern Hemisphere, since the 2010 World Cup was held in South Africa. It will also be the first World Cup to use goal-line technology.

Here are some of the applications that we’ve chosen to check scores, tidingses, match schedules, and spotlights of the FIFA 2014 World Cup. This article is dedicated to all the soccer fanatics out there.

This is FIFA’s official mobile app and the best associate to rely upon for information regarding the 2014 World Cup. Hundreds of competitions, thousands of goals, and over a million minutes of football every single week! From the Bundesliga to the Barclays Premier League, MLS to La Liga, the World Match Centre provides unrivalled coverage of 197 leagues across the globe. Personalize your World Match Centre with national teams, competitions, and clubs ensuring you never miss kick-off, the final whistle or any action in-between ever again.

This app lets users know all about the World Cup including live scores, team details, real-time updates, and an account of all the matches played. The app displays the next games on your home screen, Information about the stages of the World Cup, and viewing the match in progress on the home screen. You can follow your team, whatever it is: Brazil, Germany, Algeria, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cameroon, Colombia, South Korea, Ivory Coast, Croatia, Ecuador, Spain, USA, France, Ghana, Greece, Holland, England, Iran, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, Switzerland, or Uruguay.

Follow all the action and drama of football with the new ESPN FC app, starting with the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Breaking news and analysis are a click away. ESPN FC also delivers comprehensive coverage of all the major club leagues with videos, highlights, news, opinion and personalized reports so you can stay on top of your favorite teams.

This application lets you follow games of the World Cup in Brazil. It is easy to use and you can quickly access the most needed data by defining contents of tabs. The features are full data customization - tracking chosen teams, groups, matches and conferences, schedule of all matches in the championship, match details including scorers, line-up, substitute players, cards, the list of substitutions, add/removal of own tabs, browsing results in off line mode - without Internet connection, history of previous results of finals, news about the current tournament, Russia 2018 and Qatar 2022, setting application specific time zone.

This app allows you to view match results, latest news, videos, images, ranking and match details. Also you receive Push Notifications about latest news and current matches, score, goals, penalty, red card, etcetera.

This app is a special version of SofaScore LiveScore for the Brazil 2014 World Cup. Mundial in Brazil 2014 covering results, groups, match schedules, fixtures, date charts, top scorers, videos, goal highlights, and tables. SofaScore LiveScore is live score sports app with widgets. With the mobile app you can follow sport results and scores in all major leagues, tournaments, and events. You can also create a list of favorite teams and games which will enable your phone to receive notifications and video highlights for football. With SofaScore you’ll never miss an important match again.

FotMob is the #1 football app, covering over a 100 leagues and the only app that gives you audio coverage for football. The app has also got live commentaries written by football experts for the major leagues in English, German, and Spanish. It also featured Live scores with alerts, match stats, lineup, stats, goals, cards, penalties, missed penalties, assists and substitutions, Tables, Fixtures, News from the top football leagues and top club news, Top scorers, Favorite teams. The app covers the Premier League, Championship, League 1 & 2, Conference, Eredivisie, Bundesliga, 2. & 3. Bundesliga, Serie A, Serie B, La Liga (Liga BBVA), MLS (Major League Soccer), Europa League, Champions League, World Cup 2014, Ligue 1 & Ligue 2, Mexican league, Scottish Premier League, Allsvenskan, Superettan, Tippeligaen, Adeccoligaen, and most other football/soccer leagues.

Super Scores features live scores, latest football news, latest football video, table, round, fixtures, and in-depth statistics including team statistics, player statistics and competition statistics. Plus live match info including important events, real-time statistics, minute-to-minute commentaries, and match analytic by experts with extremely easy-to-use interface. It features exclusive World Cup 2014 Brazil content including Team Profiles, Exclusive Interviews, All-Star IX, Cities Guild, Key Qualifying Moments, Features inside Brazil. In the World Cup mode, with only a single tab, you can easily follow all the World Cup staff.

The key features are Live scores, Fastest unlimited push notifications, Latest football news, Latest football videos, TV Schedule, Live commentary (English only), Match analytic (preview/review, English only), Live match statistics, Lineup and injuries, Head-to-head statistics, Betting statistics (result, double chance, correct score, margin, HT/FT, over/under), Player transfers, League table & live table, Fixtures, Round, Top scorers, top assist, top yellow cards and top red cards, Competitions, teams, players statistics, Customize theme, Customize font size, Easily share video, news, commentary, preview/review to social network, Coverage of over 350 competitions (more than 80 countries).

LiveSoccer is a football app that allows you to follow all the major football leagues (2014/2015) and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and get real-time notifications for your favorite teams in all competitions. With a rich User Interface, and designed with usability in mind, you’ll have live football in your hands. Using LiveSoccer you can track live matches from more than 300 worldwide football leagues and the 2014 World Cup. The key features are Track live matches from more than 300 worldwide football leagues and the 2014 Brazil World Cup, Customizable Push Notifications of live events (goals, match final results, red/yellow cards, substitutions and more) for all teams, Text based live events and commentaries by professional journalists, Match lineups, including players’ photos, Head2Head match analysis, Match statistics.

FIFA World Cup 2014 Live Scores, Schedule, and Standings. The key features are World Cup 2014 live scores, World Cup 2014 schedules, World Cup 2014 point tables, Latest News from FIFA RSS feed. Do note that this was not created or is endorsed by FIFA.

With this app you get up to date play-by-play match commentary in the Live Ticker, latest news, and never miss a game with the comprehensive World Cup planner. With Onefootball Brasil you won’t miss a minute of the action. You’ll get all the latest national team news, detailed World Cup news before and during the tournament, exclusive Live Ticker for all matches of the tournament, match schedules, results and statistics, personalized push notifications, videos from press conferences and interviews, Pre- and postgame news coverage for all matches. You can also chat with other fans from around the world live during a match and express your opinion on all the latest news

This application lets you follow games of World Cup 2014 in Brazil. The app follows the latest news and history of previous World Cups. You can quickly access the most needed data by selecting items to get the latest information about football events. The key features are: get a digital countdown of the days remaining before the World Cup begins, schedule of groups, matches and conferences, match details, latest results and statistics, history of previous World Cup results, news about World Cup Brazil 2014, Russia 2018 and Qatar 2022, latest photos from Instagram, get match details and news using Twitter timeline, watch videos from the official FIFA channel on YouTube, find places of events using Google Maps.

The app lets you view live scores and push notifications, opinion polls, and video highlights for more than 420 football leagues and cups around the world. As well as being a live score app known and loved internationally, Forza Football is simultaneously changing the face of football by liberating and sharing the collective opinion of fans from all over the World. Live Scores feature: Set alerts for your favorite teams, and pin matches you’re interested in, Receive detailed customized push notifications per team or per match – for goals and cards, Pre-match line-ups with formations and player photos, Incredibly quick, accurate updates compared to other football apps.

With the Opinion Polls feature you can Share your opinions about your team and see them match up with other fans, Answer poll questions about the squad, the manager and the chairman, Get your voice heard around the world, Be part of a collective movement to change the way football fans are listened to.

Conclusion and Thoughts

If you are a football enthusiast who wants to keep a track of all the updates regarding matches, teams, players and live scores, any of these applications will be of great help. Apart from these, there are applications for real time football games, wallpapers, live wallpapers and more.

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