Soccer fans, ready for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which started June 11, can follow all game online and on various mobile phones.
In my view, the options are limited and confusing, unless you want just simple scores and stats.
Here is a quick list of all the sites, streams and apps:
- ESPN3.com will stream 54 of 64 games in real time on its site, with Facebook and Twitter integration and live commentary in English, Arabic, German, Japanese and Korean. Users have to be customer of AT&T, Verizon, Cox Communications, Comcast, RCN and others.
ESPN mobile will offer 56 games live on FLO TV, MobiTV, Sprint TV and Verizon V-Cast.
There is also an ESPN's app for the iPhone and iPod touch for $4.99, which offers live audio feed. The free version offers only live game scoring. Another free app is Goal.com.
- UnivisionFutbol.com will offer free live streams of all 64 games and doesn't care about your ISP provider. Everything is in Spanish.
Univision Movil will also stream all of its game live to Verizon V-Cast subscribers.
- YouTube hosts a bunch of World Cup-related channels, including the ones from ESPN, Univision and the U.S. team. Check out a complete list on their blog.