The 2018 FIFA World Cup is in full swing. Every game can be watched live across the world, pubs and bars are filled with fans chanting at screens and in the UK there's even a fear we could run out of beer, such is the excitement surrounding the beautiful game's biggest tournament.
But there are breaks between matches. Sometimes only an hour or two, at other times we're left waiting longer, sometimes over 24 hours for our next football fill, and that just simply won't do.
Luckily, TechRadar is here to feed your football fever, with it's inaugural World Cup of Football Apps. You not only get the excitement of following another knockout-style competition, but it can also give you some great recommendations for footy-focused apps to download to keep your mind on the World Cup between matches.
We've qualified eight of our favorite football apps for the tournament, and we're pitting them head-to-head to find out who will take home the highly-coveted TechRadar World Cup of Football Apps digital trophy.
The referee is checking their watch... and they've blown the whistle. We're off!
Knockout match 1: play the beautiful game
When you're not outside playing it, you're inside watching it, and if you're not inside watching it then you're playing it digitally - no matter how it's consumed, football is fantastic.
Knockout match 2: manage the beautiful game
Every football fan fancies themselves as a manager, and many believe they'd do a better job than the current incumbent on the touchline when their team does badly. Time to prove it.
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Knockout match 3: pass the time between games
When World Cup fever strikes, you'll want to fill every waking hour with the glorious game, and games that give you a footy fill in short, addictive bursts are always a winner.
Knockout match 4: keep up to date with the game
For those who want up-to-the-minute news, scores, commentary and highlights the following two apps managed to qualify from an extremely competitive field.
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Semi final 1
Semi final 2
Final Score: 2-1
The final whistle sounds. The apps sink into the background, processing everything that's just happened. For Flick Kick it's been a great ride, but in the end it didn't haven enough to overpower the comprehensive cohesion of Football Manager Mobile. It gave us the most in-depth football experience we could possibly ask for on our phone, and it's a worthy winner.
World Champion: Football Manager Mobile 2018
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