The 2014 World Cup continues in Brazil, with football fans the world over enjoying all the action. Then there is the rest of the population, who either don’t care or actively wish we’d all shut up about it. We have websites and apps both sides can make use of, with sports fans ultimately winning on penalties.
Final Score: 4-1 To Sports Fans
We asked you, The 2014 World Cup: What Websites & Apps Do You Recommend? We’ll be honest and admit we expected more of a response to this question. The World Cup being a huge event, and the MakeUseOf readership being full of geeks who like to recommend their favorite websites and apps to others. But it wasn’t to be.
In the end we barely made it into double figures, and even then not everybody entered into the spirit of the discussion. No matter, as we were able to pull a little something out of the We Ask You hat to make the question worth asking. It was close, but we managed it.
What follows are four ways to keep up-to-date with all the happenings from the 2014 World Cup currently taking place in Brazil.
- Onefootball is an app with tons of information for football fans. Available on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, amongst others.
- ScoreMobile FC Football Scores is an app dedicated to delivering the latest football scores. Available on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry.
- Curto is a social networking aggregator grouping posts according to subject matter. This includes the World Cup as a whole as well as individual matches.
- Wikipedia, which surely needs no introduction, has an easy-to-view List of 2014 FIFA World Cup matches which is a great page to bookmark.
As an added bonus we have a little something just for those who hate all sports, including football, and, consequently, the World Cup. Sportssuck.org is a website created for and by people who really cannot see the appeal of watching or playing sports. So much so that they’re “dedicated to the eradication of sports.”
This is a bit harsh if you ask us, but regular reader Xoandre recommended it, so who are we to argue?! Plus, it may offer a brief respite for those of you who feel this way, and a few laughs for those of us who actually quite like sports.
Comment Of The Week
We received some great comments, including those from Rajaa C, Xoandre, and the beautifully named A41202813GMAIL. Comment Of The Week goes to Suleiman, who wins a T-shirt for this comment:
It is simple, the only app that you will need is this:
One Football Brazil.
Why? this is why (I am copying and pasting the info)
STAY UP TO DATE!
• All the latest national team news
• Detailed World Cup news before and during the tournament
FOLLOW ALL MATCHES LIVE!
• Exclusive Live Ticker for all matches of the tournament
• Match schedules, results and statistics
• Personalised push notifications – don’t miss a kick!
WORLD CUP VIDEOS!
• Videos from press conferences and interviews
• Pre- and postgame news coverage for all matches
If the above app is overwhelming to you and you just want an app that tells you when your team game will be on, goal alerts and that you want to get an instant text feed during the game, this is for you: ScoreMobile FC Football Scores.
We chose this comment because it lists two options for those who want to keep up with the 2014 World Cup. In a We Ask You discussion which few people took part in, someone willing to recommend two apps more than deserves a geeky T-shirt for their efforts.
We Ask You is a weekly column in which you have your say about a particular subject. We ask you a question each week, with the results compiled and compressed into a follow-up article the following week. This column is nothing without your input, all of which is valued.
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