With just a couple of weeks until Euro 2016, excitement is bubbling over in football fans up and down the country. As usual, the England squad has done its best to raise expectations and thanks to a young and enthusiastic squad, supporters are once again dreaming of glory.
However, as you more than likely know, it’s the hope that kills you. Rather than success this summer, England will probably reach an all new low by crashing out of the group stages.
However, whilst England are still in contention, we may as well get behind the team and pray that 2016 provides a turn of fortunes.
Whether you’ve booked off large chunks of the month ahead in anticipation of England’s potential route to the final, or will be keeping an eye on the latest scores and results from your office, there are some superb apps to keep you in the loop.
Take a look at our favourites that will ensure you don’t miss a moment of Euro 2016.
UEFA Euro 2016
There’s no better place to start than the official app – UEFA Euro 2016. Thanks to this app you’ll never miss a beat, keeping up with all the key moments as and when they happen. From the latest news, to fixtures, standings, team line-ups, scores and results, you’ll have everything you need on the UEFA Euro 2016 app.
Download for both iPhones and Androids, pick your favourite country and receive personalised news and info throughout the tournament. Don’t worry, you’ll still get information on the other teams too. There’s even the chance to purchase tickets for the matches (if there are any left at this point).
UEFA Euro 2016 Fan Guide
Are you thinking about travelling to France throughout the tournament? Maybe you’ve managed to grab some tickets for England’s opener, watching favourites France take on Europe, or simply wanting to soak up the incredible atmosphere on match days, this app is ideal.
The dedicated fans app from UEFA has been designed to provide information on everything you’d need to enjoy your stay – from booking accommodation, to travelling safely and getting to each match. You’ll even get insider details on the various cities hosting Euro 2016, so you’ll never feel out of place and can make the most of the summer ahead.
If you’re looking for on the minute score updates and information, LiveScore is your answer. You could be slogging away at work, commuting on the train or even at an untimely wedding – thanks to LiveScore you’ll have to-the-minute updates on all Euro 2016 matches, so you’re not left in the dark.
Whilst it offers a similar service to the official UEFA app, many mobile users will feel more comfortable with LiveScore, so it’s definitely worth a download to see how you get on. You’ll be able to download LiveScore for both iOS and Android too, so check out your app store today.
BBC Sport is the home of information and the chances are, as a football fan you find yourself browsing the website more often than not. Well, even if you’re not at home you no longer need to miss the big match. Thanks to the BBC Sport app, you’ll be able to stream Euro 2016 matches live from your handset and can even watch highlights if you miss any wonder strikes or controversial moments.
Plus, there’s plenty of sport coming up over the next few months – so once a winner has been crowned on July 10, you’ll still be able to keep up with the latest breaking news and results from Wimbledon, the Olympics and even the start of the Premier League in August. For unbiased and full circle sports coverage, the BBC app is perfect.
There’ll be dozens of matches to enjoy over the summer, but what can you do to entertain yourself between games and on those awful days with no action? Step up Score! Hero, a brilliant app to relax with and make your mark on the footballing world.
Take the role of an up and coming footballer in their late teens and score your way to victory in domestic, continental and world competitions. The premise of the game is simple enough too – simply flick the ball to pass between players or shoot for goal. But, whilst it sounds easy enough, levels start to get more and more difficult (and extremely addictive). In each level, the goal is to score once, twice or even up to five times – and there’s a real sense of achievement for completing a particularly tricky stage.