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Ready for the World Cup? You will be with these five apps…

14th May 2018 Print
Football fans

You know when the official Panini World Cup sticker album is out, it’s time to start thinking about a summer of football. 

Yes, it’s time to dust off your old Italia 90 kit, acceptably paint your face in the colour of the St George’s cross and be painfully let down by another Group Stage knockout. It’s the hope that kills us, and this year will be no different.

With just a few weeks to go, it really is time to start preparing, and what better place to start than with the item we use the most, our smartphone. We’ll be using our phones to keep up with all the latest action, news and views, so here are the five must have apps to keep you completely up-to-date…

The Official FIFA App

The official FIFA app will of course be a brilliant source of information on every team at the tournament. The app will bring you all the very latest from Russia, including all the latest scores, highlights and exclusive video content and photos.

BBC iPlayer/ITV Hub

The World Cup will be split across the BBC and ITV this summer and you’ll be able to stream games live on the channels’ respective apps. This means you won’t miss a thing while you’re on the go, catching those awkward 4pm and 5pm kick offs when you’re on the train home from work.

Paddy Power App

The World Cup is one of the most bet on tournaments on the world. Every year records are broken and it’s likely the same will happen again in Russia. Whether you’re backing England to go all the way, or fancy Cristiano Ronaldo to claim the top scorer spot, Paddy Power will have all the latest odds and offers. Paddy Power has grown into a market leader with its app and is known for its whacky offers and enhanced odds during major tournaments.

Of course, there plenty of other apps out there as all the top UK bookmakers will be supplying a huge amount of markets throughout the month. You can download betting apps here and maybe even win yourself a few quid among the misery of a Three Lions penalty shootout loss.

Panini Online Sticker Album

Yes, that’s right, you can download the official World Cup sticker album direct to your phone and enjoy the fact you won’t have to hide all your sticker peelings and swaps from your partner. 

The Panini World Cup app is free to download and you’re given free packets to virtually stick in every day. While it’s not the same as peeling and sticking, it’s still a nice little novelty, especially if you love stickers but refuse to pay the 80p per packet in the shops.

Match Pint

The World Cup is always great for getting out and enjoying a match down the pub. But where to watch it? 

Match Pint is a fantastic app which shows the closest pubs to you showing the game. All you have to do is allow the app to read your location and it’ll do all the hard work for you. Not only is it perfect for the World Cup, you’ll also find the best places to watch the Premier League, boxing and almost any sport imaginable.

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