It’s time for the globe’s favorite sport to take center stage again, and you don’t have to be in Rio to drink of the World Cup.
Here’s how to make the most of the month-long tournament that ends with one remaining nation still dancing come July 13’s title match. If the games are half as entertaining as the ads promoting them are, we’re all in for a treat.
Watch about a million ways thanks to ESPN
All 64 matches will be broadcast on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC in English. For Spanish speakers? Univision has you covered.
Don’t have a TV? All games can be streamed live via WatchESPN and ESPN3. You’ll just need to punch in your cable subscription or an Internet service provider to access the feeds. If your tablet or smartphone has the WatchESPN app or WatchABC app, you’ll be able to follow your favorite national team.
FIFA fans with Xbox Live, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast can also catch the action.
In addition, ESPN has redesigned ESPN FC for mobile and desktop, sharing instant 24/7 news coverage coming out of Brazil. Oh, and the app is available in a number of different languages. If ESPN isn’t your bag, FIFA has its own app, too.
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It’s Extra Time, and here’s what you need:
- Make your mobile phone your remote. With a Samsung smartphone in your hand, the Samsung TV Remote App is simple.
- While Rio’s time zone is only one hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time, you’ll want to check out numerous afternoon games while still clocked in at work. So pick up a privacy screen for your computer and follow the action in secret.
- Getting antsy and want to play on the pitch yourself? Buy FIFA ’14 for your gaming console and take control of the game’s outcome.