There's a new way to keep up on the goings on in the world of soccer (or football, to most people in the world). The official FIFA app has hit Google Play with all the news and stats you could ever want.

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The app includes coverage of 197 leagues from all over the world with match results, player info, and schedules. You can also personalize the app with your favorite teams to make the relevant data easier to access. The app itself seems to have a good handle on the Android design guidelines – there's an action bar, some cards, and a hamburger menu. It also scales to tablets and phones correctly.

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Perhaps the app will give you better insight into the mysteries of the game. I mean, you see that ludicrous display last night? Thing about Arsenal is, they always try and walk it in. The app is free, so check it out.


Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

  • http://skorch.co.uk/ Antony Derham

    Loving the IT Crowd reference.

  • Shalom Mathews

    American Football should be called Handegg.

    • Tomáš Petrík

      LOL :)

    • Steve Williamson

      i dont think balls are always round im afriad. but i otherwise agree!

      • Leonardo Farage Freitas

        "A ball is a round, usually spherical but sometimes ovoid, object with various uses. [...] In the context of sports, "ball" need not refer to a spherical object, as is the case in American football. [...]" Ball - Wikipedia.

        Guess you are right.

    • Ricardo Neves

      I don't understand how a sport that is played with the hands 80% of the time is called (American) Football...

      • Shalom Mathews

        Actually its called football because the ball is a 'foot' long but still football is been there for a longer time American's should change the name from Amerian football to American Footegg

        • Ricardo Neves

          Ah thanks for explaining. I think it should just be called American Rugby or something. Anyways we're getting offtopic

        • Johnny Bravo

          I actually...did not know that. Thanks for enlightening my morning. However football was "invented" a couple years before American football was "invented"

          • NoBullet

            You people are so gullible. It was called football because it originally had no forward passing, it was just kicking. It wasnt until 40 years later a college started using passing throws.

          • Irinel Loghin

            That sport of yours doesn't deserve to be called football. The same it's disrespectful towards rugby to make any reference regarding American football... At least in rugby the athletes have the balls to go on the field without a freaking armor suit on them... They grab a t-shirt, shorts and their boots.. American football players have a full freaking body armor. But hey, it's a... Manly (insert sarcasm here) ... Sport (more of a show). By the way, you have a good impression about wrestling as well, don't you? :)

        • Nick M

          No it isn't.

        • NoBullet

          Soccer fans are so bitter its hilarious. Go throw some more bananas at black athletes. Beautiful game my ass.

          • Johnny Bravo

            who took a crap in your coffee this morning?

      • Paul Taylor

        Actually I think Britain is to blame for this, as American Football derived from Rugby Football - another Handegg game. That's what I heard anyhoo!

      • NoBullet

        Maybe stop being ignorant and do some research?

    • NoBullet

      And soccer should be called Grass Diving, or Poverty Ball.

      • Johnny Bravo

        I honestly feel bad for you. I like American football, heck I live in the Carolinas (go State), but I love football.
        Football can be a bit slow paced for me. After the hike, it takes about 10, maybe 15 seconds before someone is tackled or fumbles or runs it out of bounds. Then they take a minute to set it up again. It just takes way too long. Thats why the superbowl commercials are more popular than the game itself

        Considering your 1 sided "belief" you must be a red neck in georgia or kansas or something, so ive given you more than the attention you deserve

        • NoBullet

          Its not about the action, its the strategy. Its outsmarting everyone along with physical skill. This is what europe and soccer fans dont understand. Football is too high IQ for them. Its not just blindly kicking shit around.

          • My name is….

            1) Never again refer to American Football as 'football'. Call it rugby or whatever.

            2) 'Blindly kickin shit around' and yet WE dont understand your American Football?

            3) Go to your local pub please

          • sergio garduno

            True, soccer is not as much about strategy but they're both great games even though I like soccer a BIT more...

          • Johnny Bravo

            True, ill give you that. Football doesnt require as much strategy as American football, but it does require a very high amount of quality skill which is why most Americans shy away from it. And with American football, maybe the qb is the only person on the team that has/needs skill to throw at pin point accuracy, everyone else either has to be very big, run very fast, or catch a ball which are not a skills since a lot of kids are born with those features. (Heck Im 6'6", 225 lbs, and can run and catch very well, yet I rarely play American football. With some conditioning i could be a linebacker on any team I want)

            You can round up all of the NFL fans and still the fans of any one football TEAM will be vastly greater than the NFL LEAGUE fans. You will feel like an electron in an atom comparing yourself to the size of the sun.
            You dont have to love football, but you dont have to hate it either. Just about every football fan here has some sort of respect for American football. We may not love American football but we sure dont hate it. (Even if we do hate it, we dont go around expressing it because of two words; respect and decency)

    • The Swayne

      THAT IS WHAT I CALL IT!!!!!!!! I thought I was the only one

  • http://danielbrierton.ie Daniel Brierton

    Don't follow football, but I'm installing this app just because it looks so nice. I'll likely uninstall it later today, but still.

  • nawa

    It doesn't work either on Nexus 7 or on 4.4, can anyone confirm?

    • CRiTiCaL_FLuX

      Works fine on my Nexus 4 with KitKat

      • nawa

        So it's Nexus 7 thing, very well, thanks

        • saltyzip

          Works on my Nexus 7 2013 with Kitkat, in the UK at least

          • nawa

            Yuck. I should have specified I have a 2012 version.

          • Tonino

            I have a Nexus 7 (2012) with 4.4 KitKat too, works great here^^

          • nawa

            Dammit! :D

    • Johnny Bravo

      works on my n5

  • daniel

    Has limit of 3 leagues and 3 teams. Not enough for me

    I will stick with ( The Football App )

  • http://www.williamint.com William Aleman


  • DeadSOL

    I love the subtle quote at the end! XD

  • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

    Soccer isn't a man's game. In a man's game you use your hands.

    • Andi

      He's right. Good luck with your netball competition next week, bro!

    • My name is….

      Also in masturbating ;)

  • antifud

    I don't think this app will have problems if you try turning it off and on again, Ryan :)