By Julian Steinforth, Expedition PR
The FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil is around the corner. The opening game will take place this Thursday, June 12, at 4pm EST. Americans are lucky this year as the time difference to Brazil is only one hour from the East Coast. However, not everyone might be able to watch all the games. To stay on top of the score and participate in the world’s biggest sports event from anywhere, we put together a selection of social media apps.
Brazil 2014 Countdown: If you are literally counting the seconds until the World Cup 2014, starting with the kick-off game between Brazil and Croatia, this app will be helpful for you. You can count the final minutes and seconds until the first game begins.
FIFA Official App : The official FIFA App is good for following your favorite teams throughout the year and for getting breaking news, photos and videos during the World Cup. The app is free, simple to use and well designed. A great feature is the FIFA/ Coca-Cola World ranking, showing on what rank your favorite team’s potential opponent is listed in the world.
World Soccer Finals : The World Soccer Finals app offers all features that soccer fans need: schedules, scores, detailed statistics, player information and more. The app is free, but an upgrade for US$ 0, 99 gives you the ability to add matches that you want to watch to your calendar app and removes ads too.
Brazil Radio Player : If you throw a party for the matches, spice up the half-time break with some Brazilian samba music. Use that opportunity to watch the games with your friends and to have a good time.
ESPN Radio : Some games take place around 12pm, and not every employee can take a long lunch break to watch the games with colleagues. We recommend the ESPN Radio app for this occasion. ESPN Radio will broadcast all 64 matches of the FIFA World Cup live to listeners across the United States. Someone might even feel like back in the days, when there was no TV in every household.
As all global sports events, the FIFA World Cup will be highly discussed on social media. According to IMS, approximately 3,000 Tweets were sent per second during the 2010 World Cup, two years later, at the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship finals, the number increased to 15,700 Tweets per seconds. This year’s World Cup is expected to break another social media record. You can be a part of it by using the hashtag #WorldCup.