If you've got World Cup fever and you've got an iPhone, then here are 5 top downloads and applications to celebrate the beautiful game and the biggest footballing show on Earth:
Just like the 'real' FIFA 10, FIFA 10 for iPhone is a fully licensed simulation that lets you play in competitions from a wide range of World leagues, ranging from the Scottish Premier League to the Brazilian League. There's also a wide selection of international teams, and you can compete for the ultimate prize, the FIFA World Cup.
While FIFA 10 may have the name and brand, many may find that X2 Football 2009 has the gameplay. This excellent soccer simulation looks and feels a lot like Pro Evolution Soccer, only a little scaled back, of course. The control system in X2 Football 2009 will feel very comfortable and familiar for anyone who has played a football game on their console. Note that you'll have to upgrade to the full version to play matches.
It's hard to imagine a mobile version of the game could be anything like as in-depth as the original, but Football Manager Handheld 2010 offers a surprisingly rich management experience. You can take control of a team from a choice of 34 leagues across 11 different countries. You get to set tactics, pick formations, issue team and individual instructions, organize training, scout players and make transfers.
If you're simply interested in following the real thing, then ESPN 2010 World Cup is one of the best ways of following the World Cup live. The sheer amount of information it offers is staggering. In fact, if you try to read everything on it the World Cup would probably be over by the time you've finished. The main screen lets you browse different categories, including: Teams, News, Fixtures, Venues and Tournament History.
If you want something even closer to the action, then how about the Southafrica2010 World Cup Soccer Cup Tracker. SouthAfrica 2010 is specially designed to provide you with moment-by-moment coverage of all the games. The app features something called Gamecast which delivers all the essential and crucial moments during a match as it happens. News is delivered via all four official FIFA RSS feeds so you'll be the first to know.