How to Get the Fastest World Cup Updates
Some of these tips I came by purely through luck (or trial and error), and others were discovered at a later time. If you are a soccer fan, but you can’t watch every game, here’s how to get the fastest world cup updates.
Use Siri: you can ask Siri who won what match, who scored, and what the stats were, and she’ll give you real-time information. If you have an iPhone, I can’t imagine that anything would be faster than asking Siri.
Use the ESPN app: if you download the ESPN app, you’ll get really quick updates too.
Use the FIFA app: yep, same thing as the ESPN app – you will get super fast updates.
Use OneFootball Brasil: this used to be just a football app, but OneFootball has made a special app for the World Cup. This is the app to use if you want a plethora of information about scores and your favorite team.
Get out and Google: if you’re at work, and you have some extra time, you can simply Google “team VS. team score,” and Google will give you the score quickly. There’s no need to go to a website to view the score, so this works well if you have to duck out of that page quickly and get back to work.
Other World Cup Tech
FIFA is using goal-line technology this year to determine whether or not goals are made during each game. This tech isn’t new, but it’s new to the World Cup, and it’s proving to be controversial. A good example is the France VS. Honduras match that was played last weekend. Many fans believe that the Karim Benzema goal did not cross the goal line, but the tech that FIFA is using said otherwise, and France got the goal.
That goal might have been made by millimeters that the naked eye can’t see, but it’s what happens when you bring technology into the mix.
Tech has both a good and bad place in the World Cup. For those wanting to keep tabs on every game, the aforementioned ways to find out what’s happening work really well. But, sometimes things like balls that look like they didn’t cross a goal line can stir some crowd anger when technology begs to differ. Either way, tech has really stepped up this year at the World Cup.
And, let’s not forget the robotic exoskeleton that was used to allow 29-year old Julio Pinto to deliver the opening kick during the first game of the World Cup. Pinto is paralyzed, but the suit allowed him to walk onto the field and kick the ball. This World Cup, it’s all about technology, and I’m guessing that we haven’t seen the last of it yet – maybe not during the World Cup, but the goal line tech, apps, and exoskeleton suit are only going to get better as time moves on.
What apps and tech are you using to keep up with game scores?