Stuck in traffic and can’t watch a game? No worries! Kick back and watch the world’s biggest football competition from the comfort of your phone.
This year's championship is definitely much more digitally interactive than ever before. With apps and beefed-up streaming services, here's how to keep up with the game's super busy schedule.
Al Jazeera (TV, Radio, Mobile, Internet): Catch up on all the matches exclusively through Al Jazeera channels.
- If you're truly addicted to the social site, you can't watch a major telecast without constantly checking your feed. So keep up with the sport via Twitter by following certain hashtags. The site Fanbrandz has put together a fun, handy guide to tags you should expect, like #GoSocceroos (for Australian fans), #EmBuscaDoHexa (for Brazilian fans) and #Bleus (for French fans).
- It's also worth checking out the official FIFA World Cup account, which keeps up a pretty active flow of tweets.
- Plenty of players also use Twitter themselves. We'll be posting a guide to the most-followed World Cup players currently using the social site.
Finally, the @FIFAWorldCup has an official Instagram page where it posts all kinds of fun photos of players and fans.
- ESPN FC Soccer & World Cup: ESPN’s app for the World Cup featues in-depth analysis and commentary from their team of experts. Customize the experience by choosing your favorite teams to follow and set detailed alerts for everything from in-game substitutions to sore updates to team stats. Users in the U.S. can also see exclusive video highlights from the games. The free app is available for iOS and Android.
- FIFA '14: Fans of EA’s FIFA series for Xbox and PlayStation will appreciate the company's latest World Cup iOS offering. In FIFA ’14 players can compete in their own World Cup brackets and customize their team’s lineup to compete with their ideal fantasy team. Those who want to make it more competitive can challenge friends and other online player’s in the game’s multiplayer mode. The free app is available for iOS.
- Onefootball Brasil: Choose your favorite teams and receive up-to-the-minute updates from both on and off the field. Listen to live commentary from matches and chat with your fellow fans when you connect the app to your Facebook account. The app also has in-depth pre and post-game videos of press conference, interviews and analysis. The free app is available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.
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