England manager Roy Hodgson has recently came out and said he will have no sympathy for members of his squad who may suffer from boredom when they touchdown in Rio for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
That of course is unlikely. The England team will be based on the glorious Copacabana beach so theyâ€™ll be plenty to see and do. But for those who will feel confined to their quarters, all is not lost, Mr Hodgson; there are plenty of apps for the Three Lions players- and soccer lovers in general-to enjoy.
Brazil 2014 will undoubtedly be the most interactive major sporting tournament of all time with dozens of ways to keep updated, informed and entertained. All that choice can be confusing though so weâ€™ve narrowed it down to just 5 apps that you must download in time for the summer.
Adidas 2014 FIFA World Cup LWP
It doesnâ€™t have to be just those in the Maracana kicking around the elegantly designed Brazuka football, you can celebrate the build up to Rio with the official Adidas app, exclusive to Android.
The app takes you on a journey following the evolution of Adidas balls throughout the decades as well as listing useful information on host cities, kick-off times, and even the weather for those lucky enough to be in South America for the greatest show on earth.
AdrenalynXLâ„¢ 2014 World Cup
We donâ€™t know what you think, but the excitement of the World Cup is enough to make anyone feel a little childish. Weâ€™re talking nostalgia! Football stickers, wall charts, trading cardsâ€¦ and now it turns out, thereâ€™s an app for all this!
The Adrenalyn World Cup trading card app allows you to enjoy your favourite pastime in a virtual environment. You can manage your own line up to prepare yourself for taking on your friends. Itâ€™s like running your own World Cup, except England wonâ€™t go out on penalties.
The debate with your friends has probably well and truly started as we all have our hunches about whoâ€™s going to perform well at the World Cup. Ronaldo to finish top scorer? Belgium to finish third? England to win? Ok maybe not, but a handy odds checker app is a necessity this tournament and thatâ€™s where the intuitive Freebets app comes in.
Analysing and deducting the best bets from leading bookmakers, the app guarantees to find you the best odds and tips, with insights provided by football legend and expert pundit, Matt Le Tissier. Can you literally afford not have this app on your iPhone?
We all wish we could be Messi or Ronaldo. This summer will be no different. Dribbling past defenders in the Maracana. Thousands chanting your name. Millions watching at home. Now obviously that will never happen to us, but FIFA 2014 is the perfect escape, you know, so we can at least pretend.
The app features 33 leagues and over 600 teams, with even the chance to build your own team, breaking down international boundries creating a team with Ribery, Rooney, Suarez, and Bale all side by side. Mouth-watering right?
The official FIFA app is all set to make sure you never miss a moment this tournament. With up-to-date news, views, and rankings, the app is your ultimate guide to the FIFA World Cup.
The app contains team profiles, destination guides, and will be a first port of call for all the goings on in Brazil. And beyond the tournament, it will transform back into a domestic know-it-all, covering 102 of the worldâ€™s top leagues, and all the news, so you know whatâ€™s going on everywhere from the Premier League to the Chinese Super League.