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IMG_1263FIFA, the international governing body of soccer (a.k.a. football) has released an official app for fans of the sport as they prepare for the 2014 World Cup,

The app features a clean, flat user interface, along with content from, including video, photos, and articles from around the world of soccer. It also has all of the information about the upcoming World Cup in Brazil, including match schedules, groupings and news.

With the World Cup still months away, it may seem like an odd time for FIFA to release an app, but there’s still no shortage of news to share about the state of soccer around the world. The app was released in conjunction with the World Cup Final Draw last week. And it actually provides another purpose: it’s fantastic for keeping tabs on leagues outside the U.S., while the MLS is in its off-season.

The World Match Centre tab in the app will give fans of all stripes the chance to see who their favorite teams are up against, especially as European leagues enter the heart of their season. It also offers users the ability to add the whole match schedule for a club to their calendar with the press of a button.

Still, if you’re not the sort of person whose weekend rests on the outcome of the next Liverpool match (Tottenham doesn’t stand a chance, by the way), it’s probably better to hold off on installing the FIFA app until the World Cup actually rolls around, and everyone starts acting like they care about soccer all of a sudden.

The FIFA app is available from the iOS App Store and Google Play Store.


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