Football fans riot over the official app for Windows Phone

We know some of you need a nice dedicated app for your favorite football (cough, soccer) teams out there, a way to follow the latest scores and stories. No one does it better than so it's with great pleasure to see them release an official app for Windows Phone yesterday.

"The app gives you all the latest breaking news, exclusive interviews, transfer gossip, live scores and much more. Whatever and wherever the story is, offers the most comprehensive and expert coverage from the major domestic leagues and competitions, as well as all the major international tournaments."

  • Latest breaking news with insights from over 500 reporters worldwide
  • Track & Pin the latest on your favourite teams or leagues from around the world
  • Live score coverage including team-line ups plus match stats
  • Up to date team fixtures & league tables
  • Bookmark or share content via email or social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook
  • Transfer activity zone

Not a bad looking app (even though it has ads) and we're sure many of you will be rushing to grab it. Plus pinning your team with a Live Tile is pretty awesome. Pick up the official app here in the Marketplace.

Hit us up in comments with your thoughts. Thanks, xirsteon, for the tip!

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • Thanks Daniel for posting this. The app is not bad at all for v1.0 but it's missing europe top tournament - UEFA champions league. Overall, it's a great addition esp for some of us who are still stuck on gen 1 devices. I believe Nokia has a hand in the development of this (paid for the development i think) per previous announcement few months ago. Niw if the main site can feature this on their website, it will be great. They still have references to the Win Mo version on their site.
  • Great app. Thanks Daniel.
  • Sweet lord I've been waiting for this app since forever, about time, thanks Daniel!
  • Excellent! its installed:) thanx for the heads-up
  • Such a stereotype Daniel...
  • Indeed.
  • Trying to think of an interesting response here but I can't muster the effort.
  • Why does this app need access to my camera and my music & video database? I dont understand that!
  • Nice thing. Even though I'm not a fan of their content, I'm glad that many football fans like me will find it useful.
  • Its about time
  • Football is correct, a game played with the feet and a ball. Not a game played with an oval-shaped object carried in the hands while wearing body armour. How is that football?
  • As a matter of fact Americans are also correct, their game is called Football, because their "ball" is one foot long.
    Ta. :)
  • Sorry, It's not very good.
  • Best app, imo, for European football is still ScoreMobile FC, despite its slowness and lack of Live tile.
  • Hmmm it's OK, however it lists Aston Villa as Arsenal, so it's not been very thoroughly QA'd before release. As a result of this, there are two entries for Arsenal on some match days.
  • Got this reply after reporting the above, bear in mind the e-mail subject indicated I'm using the WP7 app Thanks for your email. To clear the cache on your Iphone, please follow the below instructions: 1. Go to settings 2. Scroll down to ‘safari’ 3. Scroll down to clear history. Select clear history and then press clear history when it gives you the option 4. Repeat the same process for ‘clear cookies’ and ‘clear cache’ Best regards Sandeep Customer Services
  • Maybe the customer support rep has failed to read the feedback properly, maybe it's an automated reply. Either way, the data in the app is evidently wrong.