Four ways to follow the World Cup on your mobile

CBC FIFA World Cup app

The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicked off with a convincing win by host nation Brazil yesterday, and judging by the cheers from pubs across Toronto, it was only the start of a month-long football fever. We’ve compiled a list of four mobile apps to ensure you don’t miss any of the action while tasked with unfortunate, non-football related activities.

CBC FIFA World Cup

Available for iOS and Android, the CBC World Cup app offers live streaming of every game, including the finals, making it the app of choice when there’s nary a flat screen to be found.

App Store / Play Store

theScore World Cup app


Can’t watch the game but want to stay up to date on the latest World Cup information? Popular sports news service, theScore, has added a World Cup section to its app, providing real-time push alerts for score updates and news. The app also features individual player alerts, allowing you to be notified when a player is substituted, receives a yellow or red card, scores, or makes the assist.

App Store / Play Store

Google Now World Cup

Google Now

Heavy Google Now users will be happy to know that the app has been updated on iOS and Android to provide World Cup focused cards, and push updates for teams you elect to follow.

App Store / Play Store



Part of the fun of live sporting events is following along with the conversations about them. Twitter has updated its iOS and Android apps to include a dedicated World Cup Timeline, showing relevant tweets from teams, players, the media, and more, in addition to tweets from your own network.

App Store / Play Store

Using a different app to follow the World Cup? Let us know in the comments!