Smells Like Team Spirit: 6 Apps for Soccer Fans
The soccer tournament watched around the world is upon us. Whether you’re in Russia to support your team or you’re keeping up with the action from home (or — let’s be honest — at work), these apps will help you stay in the game.
A must-have for the tournament, FIFA’s official app features live scores and play highlights, plus lineups, standings, and more. In addition to live blogs and game highlight footage, you’ll find videos of historical soccer moments. Get notifications for real-time updates on your favourite teams and divisions.More Info
Whether you traded player stickers on the playground or you’re new to the superfan game, you’ll have a blast with this digital sticker album. Collect stickers from all 32 teams competing in this year’s tournament. You’ll get two free packs daily, and can get more through promo codes from Panini and partners. Join friends (or strangers) in a Collectors Group, and offer cards in group or public swaps.More Info
A hub for die-hard soccer fans, Onefootball is an excellent source for schedules, live scores, player transfer rumours, and more. Read updates on everything from attempts and assists to offsides with the live ticker — perfect for when you can’t watch or listen to the game. Check out the standings tables and watch video coverage to see how your favourite club is stacking up.More Info
TuneIn’s your game-time hero for those moments when you’re on the road (or otherwise occupied) but eager to stay in the loop. Stream all games for free, and tune into your radio station of choice (listen to your home local station, wherever you are). You can also find favorite soccer-centric talk shows and podcasts — we’ll be listening to The Total Soccer Show, for one.More Info
Watching the games in person? Explore the host cities with this offline map app’s new walking routes, created for the big event. You’ll find information on game locations and where to retrieve your Fan ID, as well as sightseeing highlights. Unfortunately, you’ll need to visit maps.me/fc2018 in a browser to download the maps. You can also use Maps.me to navigate by public transportation, car, or taxi.More Info
Watch games live when you’re away from home with the tournament’s official US broadcaster. You can also see game schedules and team lineups, and set up alerts for match news, scores, and highlights. Note that you’ll need to sign in through your television provider to stream coverage.More Info