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App Chat: The top apps to stay on top of 2014 World Cup action




Swiss fans check the smartphones prior to a Group E football match between Switzerland and Ecuador at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15, 2014.
Swiss fans check the smartphones prior to a Group E football match between Switzerland and Ecuador at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15, 2014.
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As the Group Stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup draws to a close, you might be stressed out trying to keep up with the latest news, game updates and results as they happen.

If you are on the go, what better way to remain informed than to use your smartphone? Keep up with all of the World Cup action with these apps:

FIFA Official App:

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This app was developed for FIFA, the governing body of global soccer. It offers one of the best digital live coverage of the games that's clear and easy to follow. If you miss watching your team play, it also has game highlights and pictures. To help you keep track of all the players and games, it has team lineups and the tournament bracket for easy reference. Beyond just game coverage, the FIFA app also has a section with information on destinations and the 12 World Cup stadiums in Brazil.

Cost: Free.

Univision Deportes:

Featuring live streaming and constant updates, this Spanish-language app has more in-depth information on the Latin American teams in particular. It has news, videos, pictures, results and stats to boot. While the content is primarily in Spanish, you can switch the navigate to English.

Cost: Free

Team Stream:

This app is from sports website Bleacher Report, which is sports news from fans for fans. In this app, you can customize the teams or players you want to follow in a color-coded menu. This customized interface complies tweets, reports on injuries and the like to give you quick access to updates.

Cost: Free.

FourFourTwo:

FourFourTwo, the world's biggest soccer magazine, is named for how a team sets up on the soccer field: four defenders, four midfielders, and two attacking players. This app, which puts the emphasis on stats for the World Cup, includes shots and attempts on goal, where the shots come from and game analysis. The app is fairly technical, but it is great for diehard fans.

Cost: Free.

Brazilian Portuguese Pocket Lingo:

This app is for learning Brazilian Portuguese. The World Cup is about the world coming together, and what better way to do that then to learn the language of World Cup's 2014 home? The app features clear icons, simple phrases and is an altogether easy way to pick up the language. The most important phrase the app can teach you: What's the score?

Cost: Free (with additional $4.99 packs).