These Android apps keep you informed about the Football World Cup 2014 in Brazil

Martin Brinkmann
Jun 4, 2014
Updated • Jul 25, 2019
Google Android

The World Cup 2014 in Brazil starts in eight days with the opening match between host Brazil and Croatia.

Depending on where you live, your timezone may be different which means that matches may take place while you are asleep at night, at work, or commuting.

Football apps designed specifically for the World Cup may keep you informed at that time, or most of the time.

If you search on Google Play for World Cup apps, you will find plenty. Most are free to use but require quite the set of permissions to run.

The following selection lists two applications with minimal permission requirements. One in fact requires no extra permissions at all, while the other requires a single permission only.

Update: The application is no longer available. You may want to try general-purpose football applications for Android such as Onefootball or All Football. End

Brazil Cup 2014

world cup brazil 2014

The Brazil Cup 2014 app requires no extra permissions. It is free but will display ads at the bottom of the screen.It displays an overview on start with an option to set your favorite team of the World Cup.

If you do so, information about the team's next match are displayed here on the page. The same page lists the next matches that take place highlighting the teams, group or stage, stadium, and day and time it takes place.

The time is automatically adjusted to your local timezone, with options to modify it in the options of the application.

A tap on the hamburger icon displays all pages the app makes available:

  • Calendar - Displays all matches in calendar format.
  • Favorites - You can favorite matches which are displayed here then.
  • Group Stage - Displays all groups, plays, points, ranking and wins, draws and losses.
  • Playoff Stage - All playoff matches are highlighted here.
  • Teams - Extensive information about each team including Twitter coverage, team information, players and upcoming matches.
  • Stadiums - Stadium information including links to Google Maps and which group and playoff games take place in each stadium.
  • History - The World Cup winner, second, third and fourth placed nation in each previous World Cup.

world cup app

The app offers several additional information. If you tap on a match for instance, you are taken to the match overview page. Here you find head to head statistics, information about each side's lineup and game statistics.

Some of the information will be made available before the game while others during and after each match.

There is also a calendar option that you can make use of to add a match to your device's calendar.

World Cup 2014

The app requires just one permission. It is also powered by ads which it displays in a similar fashion at the bottom of the screen.

The application displays the groups on start each with points, matches played and score difference. A click on the app's hamburger icon displays additional information:

  • Matches - All matches, the timezone is not automatically adjusted.
  • Ranking - Displays the group standings.
  • Scorers - Information about players who scored the most goals.
  • Videos - Taken from Fifa TV directly. Features team profiles, interviews with trainers and more currently.
  • Image Gallery - Also from Fifa but static images this time.

world cup 2014

The application is not as extensive as Brazil cup 2014 but it offers videos and images which the other does not offer in abundance.

The main issue here is that the timezone is not adjusted automatically which means that you will have to adjust it manually instead.

Have another application that you prefer? Share it with everyone else in the comments. Also, what is your favorite team and why?

These Android apps keep you informed about the Football World Cup 2014 in Brazil
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  1. Albert said on August 18, 2023 at 1:49 pm

    Thanks for the tip Martin.

    It is for these kinds of posts that I follow GHacks.

    1. Mike Williams said on August 26, 2023 at 8:55 pm

      What’s up with the generic comment, are you a bot?

  2. Tachy said on August 18, 2023 at 3:23 pm


    Where on the planet is that still in use? I was forced to give up using my RAZRV3 years ago because 2G was phased out by AT&T.

    1. arbuz said on August 20, 2023 at 5:02 pm

      Everywhere 3G has been turned off and you don’t have LTE coverage, and believe me there are many developed countries where this is the case and if it weren’t for 2G you wouldn’t even be able to make a phone call.

    2. Doc Fuddled said on August 31, 2023 at 5:55 pm

      Maybe I missed it, but I don’t believe tha term “2G” is in the article. Perhaps you are referring to “AGM G2”??

  3. Tachy said on August 18, 2023 at 3:27 pm


    Your website has gone insane.

    When I the post button I then saw my comment posted on a different article page. When I opened this article again, it is here.

    1. Martin P. said on August 31, 2023 at 4:39 pm

      @Tachy @Martin Brinkmann

      ” Your website has gone insane. ”

      Same here. Has happened several times.

      1. owl said on September 1, 2023 at 3:42 am

        @Martin P.,

        For over two weeks now,
        I’ve been seeing “Comments” posted by subscribers appearing in different, unrelated articles.
        For the time being,
        it would be better to specify the “article name and URL” at the beginning of the post.

  4. Anonymous said on August 18, 2023 at 11:17 pm

    @tachy a lot of non-phone devices with a sim in them rely on 2G, at least here in europe.
    Usually things reporting usage or errors/alarms on something remote that does not get day to day inspection in person. They are out there in vast numbers doing important work. Reliable, good range. The low datarate is no problem at all in those cases.
    3G is gone or on its last legs everywhere, but this stuff still has too much use to cancel.

    Anyhow, interesting that they would put that in. I can see the point if you suspect a hostile 2G environment (amateur eavesdroppers with laptop, ranging up to professional grade MITM fake towers while “strangely” not getting the stronger crypto voip 4G because it is being jammed, and back down to something as old ‘stingray’ devices fallen into the wrong hands).

    But does this also mean that they have handled and rolled out a fix for that nasty 4G ‘pwn by broadcast’ problem you reported earlier this year? I had 4G disabled due to that, on the off chance that some of the local criminals would buy some cheap chinese gear, download a working exploit and probe every phone in range all over town in the hope of getting into phones of the police.

  5. Andy Prough said on August 19, 2023 at 3:04 am

    >”While most may never be attacked in stingrays, it is still recommended to disable 2G cellular connections, especially since it does not have any downsides.”

    The downside would be losing connectivity. I spend a lot of time way out in the countryside where there’s often no service or almost none. My network allows 2G, and I need it sometimes. I have an option on the phone to disable 2G, I may do that when I’m in the city and I have good 5G connectivity, but not out in the country.

    I would imagine that the stingray exploits, like most of the bad things in this world, are probably things you will run into in the crowded big cities.

  6. owl said on August 21, 2023 at 3:40 am

    I stopped using it in a mobile (Wi-Fi line) environment, so I’m almost ignorant of the actual situation,
    But the recent reality in Japan makes me realize that “the infrastructure of the web is nothing more than a papier-mâché fiction”.

    It is already beyond the scope of what an individual can do.
    What we should be aware of is the reality that “governments and those in power want to control the world through the Web”, and efforts to counter (resist and prevent) such ambitions are necessary.

  7. Anonymous said on August 26, 2023 at 9:27 pm

    Why do you want people to disable the privacy features? Hmmmmm?

  8. Anonymous said on August 27, 2023 at 2:30 am

    Now You: do you plan to keep the Ads privacy features enabled?

    I’d like to tell you, but apparently if you make a post critical of Google, you get censored. * [Editor: removed, just try to bring your opinion across without attacking anyone]

  9. Tachy said on August 27, 2023 at 5:15 am


    You website is still psychotic. Comments attach to random stories.

  10. John G. said on August 28, 2023 at 2:46 pm

    @Martin please do fix the comments, it’s completely insane commenting here! :[

  11. ECJ said on August 28, 2023 at 5:37 pm


    The comments are seriously messed up on gHacks now. These comments are mixed with the article at the below URL.

    And comments on other articles are from as far back as 2010.

  12. Naimless said on August 29, 2023 at 12:57 am

    What does this article has anything to do with all the comments on this article? LOL I think this Websuite is ran by ChatGPT. every article is messed up. Some older comments from 2015 shown up in recant articles, LOL

  13. Paul Knight said on August 31, 2023 at 3:35 am

    The picture captioned “Clearing the Android Auto’s cache might resolve the issue” is from Apple Carplay ;)

  14. Anonymous said on August 31, 2023 at 9:57 pm

    How about other things that matter:
    Drop survival?
    Screen toughness?
    Degree of water and dust protection?

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