Women’s World Cup on iPhone and iPad
The 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup is in Canada, but there are plenty of ways to enjoy the tournament on your iOS device if you live in the U.S. Here are a few apps you can use to enhance your World Cup experience.
Make your picks
Fans love picking winners and losers in a tournament. Togga, which runs a fantasy soccer league based on the Barclays Premier League, lets you pick the Women’s World Cup winners with its free Women’s World Cup Challenge app.
You can pick the top three finishers in each group during the Group stage. Then after that, you can select winners in the Knockout stage. You get points for each correct pick, and you can see how you compare against other app users on the leaderboard.
Togga’s app also provides scores for World Cup matches and a tournament schedule.
Watch the matches
Fox Sports has the TV rights to broadcast the tournament. The company is also streaming the matches over the Internet, in case you can’t get in front of a TV.
To watch matches on your iPad or iPhone, you need to download the free Fox Sports Go app. You also need to be a customer of one of 12 major TV providers, such as Comcast, AT&T U-verse, or Time Warner Cable, because when you launch the app, you need to log in with your TV provider credentials.
Fox Sports says it is broadcasting all 52 matches, including the quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals.
The rule book
If you’re arguing with your buddies or barmates over the offside rule or any other soccer rule, you can look it up in the Ask the Ref, Rules for Soccer app (free, but only a partial set of rules. The full set is $1). It’s not the most elegant app—and its opening graphic features an official from the wrong sport demonstrating a hand signal that doesn’t exist in soccer—but it’s one of the few apps available that has a soccer rulebook. (There are plenty of websites that have the soccer rules, if you have Internet access.)
While you're waiting
The FIFA Weekly (free) is a digital magazine filled with news, videos, interviews, commentaries, and more. It could come in handy when you’re looking for something to do at halftime or between matches.