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17 World Cup Mobile Apps Worth the Download

ESPN 2010 FIFA World CupAvailable for all the major phone platforms, this app offers a wealth of content about the history of World Cup since its start in 1930. It gives users fingertip access to tournament news, live play-by-play, live audio, live commentary and in-game video highlights.

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Fox Soccer Channel Ticket To South AfricaExpats will appreciate the additional international focus offered by this app, whose highlight includes an up-to-the-minute game-by-game text scroll featuring scores, rosters and details about goals.

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ScoreMobile FCDesigned specifically for the Blackberry, this app offers streaming news and video commentary, plus some fun soccer theme add-ons such as wallpapers and icons.

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iSouthAfrica 2010This iPhone app presents its users with good pre-game information, including schedules, information about the stadiums and host cities and detailed info about the teams and their players. It also allows you to track a team’s progress through group play.

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World Cup EssentialsOffering a comprehensive game guide with tons of great stats and details for the sports information junkie, this app is targeted toward Droid users.

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FIFA News This official app from the association that puts on World Cup presents iPhone users with stories, photos and videos direct from the source.

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FIFA 10OK, so this one won’t help you keep up with tournament news. But EA Mobile’s mobile soccer game is still a lot of fun and will offer some good gaming action between matches.