Another World Cup is upon us and not every fan will have the opportunity to be in Qatar come November 21 to December 18, 2022.
For many fans, the television is not enough and for a more immersive experience, they turn to technology where they can interact with other content on their favourite teams and players on showcase.
If you are thinking about how best to enjoy the World Cup, here are five mobile applications that can give you that experience.
FIFA – Football News & Scores
The official app of the world football governing body FIFA is the top app to get information on every game, pre match event, exclusive interviews, and so much more. It also provides information on past World Cups that you can use as reference in fan discussions as your favourite teams battle it out for the greatest and the most beautiful trophy in football.
In March 2022, FIFA launched a streaming platform called FIFA+. The app is dedicated to streaming all FIFA events including opening and closing ceremonies, matches, and FIFA films. On the FIFA+ app, fans get to see never before seen footage of teams in their training ground, in their dressing room, and sometimes, at their recovery sessions.
Highlights of every World Cup game right up to the first World Cup alongside special commentaries of those games are available on the app. For relaxation, discussions or work, you can also rewatch matches from the 2022 World Cup (they will not be streamed live via the app) to enjoy or pick points to analyze.
Forza Football is a popular app among football fans because of its fan forum. Alongside the real-time notifications on goals, injuries, kickoff times, player bookings, team announcements and news, as well as the feature to select teams to follow, it also gives fans the space to interact with each other in forums and polls. Using the Forza Football app, you can connect with fellow World Cup watchers and banter away after every game.
One football is also a trusted app for notifications on matches, goals, injuries, kickoff times, player bookings, team announcements and news. The difference lies in the match analytics which it provides. One football breaks down every player’s game, providing graphs and stats to explain performances in every match. It has evolved past an app into a tool that fans and football media use in discussions and work. It is great for any fan to have if they need context on certain players, teams or games.
This is the best app for fans who enjoy betting. While providing all the usual information on games, leagues, teams and players, it goes one further.
It has a software feature called Live Statistics which displays match information in graph form as the games are being played. The higher a team’s graph, the higher the pressure they are currently exerting and the more likely they are to score a goal soon.
This is an important feature for fans who like to bet in-play. It also has filters which betting fans can use to filter games that do not match their betting behaviour.