That special sporting event that comes around once every four years is quickly approaching. No, I’m not talking about the Olympics. It’s World Cup time! Soccer fanatics all over the world will be watching their television sets with the hopes that their favorite squad can bring home the trophy. Even if your home country was not one of the 32 selected for the event, you will still likely watch. If you want to go beyond just watching the matches, you will need an app on your iPad to help you do so. With ESPN 2010 FIFA World Cup, you have a solid all-around World Cup app that can keep you abreast of what’s going on in this year’s tournament as well as plenty of background info so that you can go into each match fully prepared.
Although the World Cup kicks off on June 11, you might not want to wait that long to quench your thirst for soccer. No need to worry, as ESPN 2010 FIFA World Cup has plenty of features to keep you busy prior to the first match. Maybe you are an aspiring fan of the sport, and this is your first World Cup. With the ESPN 2010 app, you can get a complete history of the World Cup dating all the way back to 1930. You can see what nations house the traditional powerhouses, and others that might be up and coming forces to be reckoned with. If you want to see who is hot right now, you can use the Soccer Power Index feature, which will give you a comprehensive ranking of the top 100 teams in the world. You can see previous rankings too to see which team is in a slump and which is kicking butt.
To find out more about the actual location of this year’s Cup, you can preview the ten different venues in South Africa where all the matches will be played. Feeling patriotic? Use the app to play the national anthem of a participating team. The full tournament schedule is available, so you can mark down the best matches on your calendar and plan accordingly. There are also in-depth team and player profiles for each of the 32 nations.
When the World Cup actually begins, ESPN 2010 has a plethora of features to ensure you miss none of the action. You get live scores, live ESPN radio broadcasts for all 64 matches, current stats for each match, and even video highlights as they happen. You also get expert studio analysis to get a breakdown of how teams are performing.
ESPN 2010 FIFA World Cup costs $7.99 to download if you want all of the in-game features. Otherwise, the basic app is free. Eight bucks is not much, especially if you are a hardcore soccer fan. Besides that, the World Cup is only once every four years, and you should have the very best app to accompany you during all the matches.