Essential World Cup Apps 2018: 6 football apps to download this summer

World Cup Apps 2018: Top football apps for this summer’s tournament

The World Cup 2018 is finally here, and if you’re not already fully immersed in all things football, what on earth are you playing at? Our guide to the best football apps will keep you connected to the World Cup at all times and enhance your fan experience. Download these 6 awesome World Cup apps today.

If, like me, you’re not fortunate (or brave) enough to be in Russia, we imagine you’ll be planning to spend much of the next four weeks with your eyes glued to the nearest big screen. However, for those moments when you just can’t get to one fast enough, your mobile’s there to keep you plugged into the action.

Here are the best World Cup 2018 apps to keep you up to date with all the (football-related) action in Russia.

Related: Best World Cup TVs

Top 6 World Cup Apps: Essential football apps to download this summer

BBC iPlayer

Coverage of the World Cup is being split between the BBC and ITV, and you can live stream all 33 of the games that the BBC will be showing through the trusty old iPlayer app.

Download: iOS | Android

ITV Hub

See above. You may be less familiar with ITV Hub but, like iPlayer, it’s also free and will also be live streaming all of ITV’s World Cup games.

Download: iOS | Android

FIFA World Cup Fantasy

Here’s where things get interesting. The Russia World Cup’s got its own Fantasy Football game, which kicks off at the same time as the opening game. If you haven’t entered a team yet, get a move on!

Download: iOS | Android

Official FIFA App

The official FIFA app (otherwise known as 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Official App), is there to notify you about pretty much everything that happens in the tournament. As well as updates on your favourite team, news, scores and stats, you’ll be able to use it to cast Man of the Match votes, watch highlights and learn more about the tournament and 2018 venues.

Download: iOS | Android

BBC Sport

Slightly more familiar is the BBC Sport app, which offers much of the same, just packaged in a much more familiar user interface. The BBC’s gone deep with its World Cup coverage this year too, so you’ll find all sorts of weird and wonderful features on the Sport app, perfect for wasting time on.

Download: iOS | Android

Panini Digital Sticker Album

That’s right, the legendary sticker album has taken a (possibly ill-judged) leap into the digital world, providing a whole new way to fail at completing your sticker book.

Download: iOS | Android

Get those on your mobile device of choice and you won’t miss a goal – or anything else for that matter. Enjoy the World Cup, everyone!

What are your favourite World Cup apps? Share your top football app tips with Aatif @TheSulleymander and us @TrustedReviews.