With just weeks to go until Qatar 2022 kicks off, we have been trawling the web and app stores to find the best football World Cup apps.
There are apps that can help to keep track of scores, fixtures and team news. There are apps that can provide betting markets across the whole tournament. We delve deep and have summed up our findings below.
Best World Cup apps
Where better to start than the official app of the organisation in charge of the World Cup process.
There’s a whole load of content to sink your teeth in to here involving football from around the globe.
The app is available for iPhone/iPad users on the App Store and on the Play Store for those with Android devices.
On the lead up to the World Cup, a dedicated section is presented within the bottom menu bar of the app.
The World Cup hub contains information on all the teams involved, how the groups shape up, a full fixture schedule, complete rundowns on each stadium and even World Cup packages for those looking to catch the experience in person.
To get fans in the mood during the build up, FIFA have provided all of the video footage from the matches played in the 2018 World Cup. These can be cast straight to compatible TV models and watched on the big screen.
Many more videos are available covering iconic players from previous tournaments and much more.
There’s not many things to moan about with this app. If we had to find something g to pick at, it would be that the app can be a little slow to respond to touch gestures every now and then. However, with so much content loaded in to the app, that is hardly surprising!
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After using this app throughout the 2018 tournament, we can vouch for its usefulness once the tournament has started.
There are full fixtures to view beforehand, but it is the notifications ability of this app that sets it apart from the rest.
Users can set notifications to keep them updated on all matches or games involving countries of choice. Head to the settings section to modify the notifications as desired.
The customisation of notifications is quite impressive. Notifications can be activated for:
- Team announcements
- Game kick off
- Half time whistle
- Kick off for second half
- Full time
- Extra time being played
- Penalty Shoot out
- Goal scored
- Player sent off
To help further users can also choose custom sounds for each type of notification to alert them immediately to what is happening on the pitch.
We don’t really use this app for anything other than the notifications features, but in this department it excels. There are live animations available when matches are in-play, but with adverts popping up here and there, it doesn’t make for the best experience.
For in-play visuals and statistics, we much prefer to use betting apps, which we will touch on now.
Best World Cup Betting Apps
Betting apps can be used for more than just betting on World Cup matches. The credible betting apps offer features such as live streaming, in-play visuals and constantly updating statistics as the matches play out.
There are plenty of betting apps that offer these features. However, some are better at delivering than others. The betting apps mentioned below are ones that we have used and have trusted throughout at least three previous World Cup tournaments.
1 - bet365
The bet365 app scores highly across all areas of betting in our full review. It has competitive odds across the broad range of markets on offer. With Bet Boosts being recently added to the app, even more value can be obtained.
Bet365’s bet builder provides an enormous amount of betting customisation, allowing users to combine multiple markets from the same match together to form one single bet.
There’s plenty of promotions that are launched to keep users logging in and bet365 tend to up the promotion stakes when it comes to major events.
Reliability has been an issue for the bet365 app during busy periods since a heavy interface overhaul.
This has somewhat improved over recent times and as long as bet365 can keep the bugs away throughout the tournament, we will certainly be logging in on a daily basis to check out what is on offer.
2 - William Hill
The William Hill app is one of our favourites as far as navigation is concerned. The layout is superb and with personal boosts on hand, we can place the value exactly where we want it.
William Hill’s bet builder is another one that is market rich, with users able to combine markets such as cards, shots on target and player to assist.
The app is regularly packed with price enhancements across football matches and their EPIC odds offers a guaranteed unbeatable price on popular events. We expect plenty of these throughout football’s biggest international tournament.
3 - Paddy Power
The Paddy Power app is another app that likes to offer out significant price boosts on popular matches. Paddy’s Turbo Power Prices can provide twice the value of the standard odds offered out by the rest of the online bookmakers.
Paddy Power are also strong at showing their customers what other customers are betting on. Popular bets and bet builders are displayed on each event page, providing a bit of insight in to what other people are expecting to happen in the match.
Free games are regularly made available with cash prizes and free spins up for grabs and there has been known to be a free £5 bet given every now and then.
We’re not stamping any sort of guarantee that free bets will be awarded throughout the tournament, but if form was anything to go by, we wouldn’t be surprised if there were.
Other Betting Apps Worth Considering
The three above are our top three recommendations for World Cup betting. There are plenty of other betting apps that could further add value to World Cup betting. Here are the seven other online bookmakers we would recommend to make a top 10 list.
4 - Ladbrokes
5 - Coral
6 - BetVictor
7 - Betfred
8 - 888Sport
9 - Sky Bet
10 - Betfair
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