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May 24, 2014

Football fever: essential Lumia apps

The sun is out, the grass is cut and tensions are high; it can mean only one thing. It’s world soccer season! Never miss a match or goal with these skilful apps.

Onefootball Brasil (free)


This app taps into the latest and most exciting footie news coming from Brazil this June and delivers it right to your Lumia.

Didn’t get a ticket to your team’s game? No problem, you’ll be able to see play-by-play commentary for all the matches in the exclusive Live Ticker.

Thanks to the match schedules, you’ll never miss a game, while the results and statistics sections let you drill deeper into your team’s performance.

There’s a video section to watch interviews and press events and a chat feature for pre, during and post-match banter with other fans. (free)


With a worldwide network of reporters, delivers exclusive content, interviews, transfer gossip, and live scores from the world of football.

Want in-match commentary, content-sharing options on Facebook and Twitter, and voice controls? is for you.

Goal Live Scores (free)


If it’s clean and simple real-time scores you want without all the fuss, download Goal Live Scores.

Covering more than 750 leagues you can see which teams won (or lost) in a simple-to-read table format.

Individual games can be tracked and you can also see match predictions.

Real Football 2013 (free)



Become a sheepskin-jacket wearing manager and take your virtual club to cup glory with Real Football 2013.

Starting with a rookie team, you must develop your players’ abilities to help win matches.

Lead your team to victory and you’ll move from five-a-side Sunday games to the top of the league.

FIFA 14 (free)



Featuring 34 leagues, more than 600 licensed teams and 16,000 players, FIFA 14 is full of footie fun.

As with real-life football, you must buy, sell or trade your players to build the ultimate team.

The coins you earn from tournaments will help you buy new players or new items to improve your squad.

Which kit should your team wear? Should you go for the classic 2-3-5, or the more modern 4-4-2 formations? It’s up to you.

If you want, nay need more football games and apps, check out this curated App Social list.

Are you ready for kick off?