2010 is Football or if you may Soccer’s World Cup year. South Africa is the host nation to this magnificent event this year, which kicks off on June 11th. Football is one of the most popular game in the world with millions of fans following their clubs weekly and of course their countries in the world cup. For anything Football and especially the world cup, your first visit should be FIFA’s official website.
iPad can be an excellent companion to your World Cup experience. I think it will not replace the good old television but can be an great add on to the total experience. You will not be disappointed, there are plenty of applications out there on the iPad. I’ll mention few, which I was able to find.
Live soccer scores app optimized for your iPad! Track scores for all major soccer matches all over the world including all major soccer leagues as well as international competitions like UEFA Champions League, FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010, EURO cup etc. The app is available for $3.99 on the iTunes.
With Eurosport’s iPad application, you can stay abreast of all the latest developments in the sporting world. Read the best articles and keep updated with all the latest sports news. You can follow Football (all major clubs, leagues and of course the World Cup), Tennis, Formula One, Basketball, Cycling etc. Its a free app.
Soccer Fever HD is an iPad application which enables you to touch all aspects of this years soccer tournament in South Africa.
This application gives you all the information you need, within just a few finger taps. Check all fixtures, team & venue information, and news – you will always be up to date with all aspects. Even your friends and colleagues will be impressed by your extensive knowledge of the subject! This awesome is free as a special promotion.
Get all the best World Cup coverage from across the net in one great application – Cup 2010. Follow the World Cup action with the latest results, stories, pictures, videos and background information. News sources are from the USA, Canada, Great Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Brazil, and many more countries, presented in most major languages. The app costs $0.99
ESPN introduces ScoreCenter XL, the premier game companion experience for the iPad. ScoreCenter XL offers all the functionality of ESPN’s award-winning ScoreCenter iPhone app, optimized for the iPad’s interface and enhanced with these premium features:
* Video highlights
* Live play-by-play
* Full box scores and scoring summaries
* Live, in-game statistics
* Complete Standings
* Full game previews and recaps
The app costs $4.99
A must-have for any fan of the beautiful game. Select your team and use iFooty to keep track of:
- League tables
- Past match results
- Minute-by-minute updates for live matches
- Live chat with other football fans
The app costs $2.99. There is an ad-supported free version also available.
Other Notable Apps:
is an iPhone app by the the famous British newspaper. Its a good app packed with features and costs $3.99
is a free iPhone app specially created for the event. It includes Live game scoring, Tournament stats and tables and Videos etc.
is another notable iPhone app designed around the event providing ability to easily follow your favorite teams, get schedules, live score statistics, video highlights, breaking news and so much more. Its costs $0.99
Channel’s Ticket to South Africa presented by Audi is your one-stop guide to the world’s greatest stage. Follow all 32 countries with up to the minute scores, news, standings, photos, videos, schedules, and city information. It’s a Free app.
by EA. After viewing all the apps and the cup matches, you must feel charged up to play, then this game is great for you. Super savings the game is available for $4.99
provides quick access to the top FIFA World Cup web sites. Gives you quick touch access to the best FIFA World Cup resources of the world. Any page can be added to the bookmark and view it in offline mode.
I’m looking forward to enjoy the world cup with these wonderful apps. This years World Cup will be great fun with the addition of iPad. Select your app based on the feature set you like. If I have missed some app, please add it in the the comments below.