Play along with the World Cup using Football Challenge for BlackBerry 10

Football Challenge
By James Richardson on 10 Jun 2014 02:14 am EDT

With the FIFA World Cup kicking off in Brazil this week you football (soccer) fans can enjoy playing along with the tournament on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone thanks to Football Challenge.

The idea of the game is to predict the results of each match and this can be done by choosing the winning team - get it correct and you score points.

From the homescreen you'll see news at the top of the display. Tap on an article to read in full and also share with friends via any account you have integrated in your BlackBerry Hub.

Under the news section is a countdown clock. As I write this it's showing the time until the first match, but I presume that once things get under way it will show the time until the next match.

Also on the homescreen is a quick peek at upcoming fixtures. This shows three matches but press the + icon and you'll be shown a bunch more.

Down at the base of the display are four tabs. First up is the 'Home' one which I've just explained. Next up is 'Bets' where you will be able to guess who wins/loses each match or if you think it will be a draw.

Then it's onto 'Leaderboards' and this will show you how well you are doing compared to other players around the world. You can also filter this down to your contacts on BBM, Facebook and Twitter - a nice touch.

Last but not least is the 'Calendar' tab where tapping on a fixture will add it to your BlackBerry 10 calendar so you don't miss out - clever stuff. I'm not a football man myself, but if I was, Football Challenge would be an awesome way to interact with the World Cup and see if I could predict the scores better than my buddies.

As you'll see from the image at the top of the article - the Active Frame is pretty darn cool - allowing you to see upcoming fixtures without having to open up the app.

Give it a go and let us know what you think?

Favorite features:

  • Predict from your BlackBerry10 and participate in local and global rankings.

  • Get breaking news based on your predictions.

Helpful tips:

  • Check your friends predictions.

  • Check FIFA World Cup's latest news.

  • Check your local ranking to see who's crushing it this week

  • Schedule the match's date on your calendar.

  • Available in English, Spanish and Portuguese!

Football Challenge is free and available for all BlackBerry 10 smartphones.

More information/Download Football Challenge for BlackBerry 10

Reader comments

Play along with the World Cup using Football Challenge for BlackBerry 10


Won't let me select favourite country, doesn't register pressing the screen! Registers all other taps.... :(

Z30 Pooooooooower!

How about putting this in a tank with a son of Paul the Octopus to see if he can accurately predict the winners of the world cup again! ; )

Careful! Z10 in action!

Theres an idea!

Posted with a Verizon Z30 running and CB10. [URL="bbmc:C0004F9BB"] My channel with zero subscribers but has Frenchie pics :) [/URL]

I hadn't quite rounded off my first bet and it just went straight to you can't make any bets now.

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Nah, im from parallel universe where 99% love real sport - basketball and the rest are fans of this gay sport. Either way, greetings earthling :D

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No need to use discriminatory language to indicate your preference for a sport. That said, I'm with vinteenovedejulho - soccer/football is the most popular sport worldwide.

Better ask a developer to build or port an app. If you don't ask for one you won't get it.

I'm no soccer fan but this app looks like fun and probably will be the push I needed to start taking notice of the event.

Thanks to the Dev.

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I am already using this. Me and my friends have also posted some bets to have fun with the upcoming world cup. The calendar feature is super awesome. Have already synced my calendar with all the games that I don't want to miss.

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This app is awesome, I got my entire BBM work group to install it and bet

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I see a lot of people betting on ties. While it's possible I like betting a winner Vs trying to bet on a tie game.

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I'm in a world cup pool, we are using yahoo sports, this is so much more convenient but everyone else has android and iPhone so we can't even switch over to this, is this app cross platform?

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They were awarded the opportunity to host the World cup finals and every nation has their own issues on this current World.

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@buckwylder.....kinda stating the obvious no? since last year there have been huge protests in Brasil against the spending of billions of dollars on this World Cup when we could have used this money to improve the life of the average Brasileiro.......

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I'm not a soccer fan, I only watch the world cup. I haven't kept track of who is who, yet ;)

This game looks like it'll be my entry into this world cup. Time to go figure out who I'll be supporting this time around.

Any hints?

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Argentina, Germany, Italy, always Spain, Brazil, are teams you should expect.

Colombia, belgium, France, Ghana, : surprise package

Japan, Portugal : unpredictable

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Great app so far! Just downloaded it thanks to CrackBerry! GO GERMANY!!! World Cup is by far the best sporting event! Long Live #Blackberry!

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Where are all the football teams? Miami Dolphins, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos? This app stinks.

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Does anyone know if the official FIFA world cup android app is available and works for BB10? I don't have snap or anything similar as not been tempted by any apps that require it but this one might tempt me.

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I am currently number 3 sharing the top spot with two others with a score of 36. :))) My handle is michaelr, flag is Germany.