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Best World Cup apps: Back of the mobile Net

We name the best apps to keep track of all the World Cup action on and off the pitch in your pocket

The World Cup has kicked off today, and it's never been easier to keep Rooney, Tevez, Torres and Kaká in your pocket. Here's our team sheet of the best apps to keep track of the action on and off the pitch on your computer, laptop and phone.

World Cup apps

Even if you can't make it to South Africa, you can still see every game on your TV, and even on your computer or phone. Here are some apps to ensure you don't miss a second.

iPlayer

Web and mobile Watch BBC games live or up to seven days later on the BBC's excellent catch-up service.
Free

ITV1 2010 FIFA World Cup

iPhone Live games and catch-up highlights, backed with stats and classic videos.
Free

Footy Pubs 2010

Nokia Find your local pubs showing the game, and let Nokia's free navigation walk you right up to the bar.
Free

World Cup apps

There doesn't need to be a game on for you to have a game...

Foosball World Tour

iPhone Get a handle on the World Cup with this digital table football game.
59p

EA Sports FIFA Superstars

Facebook Build your dream team and play against friends.
Free

EA FIFA 10

iPhone Guide your country to World Cup with the classic game.
£3.99

Spotflick

iPhone Flick to kick in a penalty shootout against bobble-head versions of legendary 'keepers.
59p

Summer of Football

Xbox Live Dress up your avatar in your national colours and play the new FIFA 2010 demo, with free Gold membership for all Xbox Live members this weekend 11 June to 13 June.
Free

Foursquare

Mobile Follow Bing and CNN on Foursquare and unlock special World Cup badges when you check in to watch games at selected venues. US only, sadly.
Free

World Cup apps

The Internet has gone football-crazy, football-mad...

Google

Web Google 'World Cup' and the fixtures and news are right there at the top, with the traditional logo at the bottom now reading "Gooooal!".
Free

Google Earth

Web If you can't make it to South Africa in person, don't worry: you can still visit with 3D models of each stadium in Google Earth.
Free

Sudafrica Especial Munidal 2010 Calendar

Web By far the coolest fixture list ever made, this animated interactive calendar lets you see the schedule any way you want.
Free

Yahoo Penalty Shootout

Web Challenge friends and fans from around the world in a virtual penalty shootout, and you could win a place in a shootout against David Seaman in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Free

Great Goals

Nokia Video of classic goals to rock your Nokia.
Free

Twitter

Web Twitter has added a football icon to World Cup-tagged tweets, which takes you to a page aggregating tweets for each match.
Free

World Cup apps

Crunch those World Cup numbers...

Official England App

iPhone Behind the scenes of the England camp with the official app from the FA.
£2.99

The Game - World Cup Edition

iPhone The Times newspaper's news, chat, podcast and blog.
£2.39

2010 Football News HD

iPad iPad-optimised news.
Free

World Cup Reader

Android Super-speedy Android version of the official World Cup mobile Web site.
Free

World Cup Universe

iPhone Like having Statto in your pocket, this database of World Cup info is packed full of trivia and facts.
Free

Sun Football - World Cup

Android The Sun's super, soaraway coverage.
£2.39

South Africa for on BlackBerry

BlackBerry Goal and match alerts, fixture calendar syncing and videos.
Free

Bing

Web Microsoft's Bing search engine visualises a wealth of stats for each team.
Free

World Cup apps

Make some noise...

Vuvuzela 2010

iPhone Recreate the sound of the 2010 World Cup with this virtual version of the annoying horn.
Free

England Fan Chants and Songs

iPhone Sing along to such chants as the one that goes "England! England!" or the one that goes "England!"
Free

The Beautiful App

iPhone Blow a horn or shake a rattle, show red and yellow cards and watch classic World Cup YouTube videos.
59p

World Cup apps

It'll be over before you know. But it's only a few years to the next one, and the one after that...

England 2018

iPhone The official app of England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup.
Free