Football - love it or hate it, there’s not going to be a lot of avoiding it over the next month. Bringing absolute delight to footie fanatics and abject misery to their non-footie fanatical partners all across Europe, the UEFA EURO 2012 tournament is all set to kick off on June 8th, launching a whole month of serious soccer shenanigans as the best teams in and out of the EU go head to head in Poland and Ukraine.
Chances are good that, if you have no interest in the beautiful game, you’ve already stopped reading, which is fine. But for the rest of you, whether you’re heading over to cheer it all on live, or forced to rely on the miracle of modern media to keep track of every squad, every goal, every tear, every tantrum, every further attempt by John Terry to prove he’s not a human being, we’ve got the apps to arm you for this festival of football!
Official UEFA EURO 2012
It’s the official app of the event and, as such, you’d expect Official UEFA EURO 2012 to be packed to the metaphorical rafters with news, reviews, interviews and videows, ahem. And so it is, offering pretty much unprecedented access to the action. However, it does appear to consume a vast amount of power, so perhaps a better option for those at home rather than away.
Tango Video Calling
For those apping abroad, here’s a fantastic way to phone home free from bank account wrecking roaming charges: Tango Video Calling. Reviewed by us this very week, make calls, video calls and send video messages (all in the name) over Wi-Fi from your hotel or convenient coffee shop without worrying about what awaits when you return. No need to log in, just download, connect and communicate.
UEFA EURO 2012 by Carlsberg
A more refreshing alternative to UEFA’s Official app, Carlsberg’s fizzy offering aims to bring all the news as it happens from pitch to pitch, stunning you with stats, results, videos and profiles to ensure you miss none of the on-the-ball action from day one right up to the July 1st final.
EuroBox 2012 Widget
All the footballing facts, none of the faff, the EuroBox 2012 Widget will kick off with the opening ceremony and push all essential info, stats, results and breaking news direct to your device, helping fans keep their collective finger on the pulse of the pitch for the total tournament. Currently running as a countdown clock, download it now and be part of the build-up.
EURO 2012 Live
Billing itself as ‘The Official Virtual Stadium for UEFA EURO 2012 Tournament’, EURO Live 2012 sets its stall out as a very attractive proposition, presenting the fastest live score updates, real time results, team information and, yes, even live commentary for every game. Combining with your social networks to boot, EURO Live 2012 could well be the next best thing to being there.