Football is the most popular sport in the world and every day there are millions of supporters who watch the matches on TV/streaming or, if possible, attend the games.
The passion for a sport like football goes beyond the simple event, but the fans are also very interested in the latest news, data and statistics in real-time: however, they cannot always watch the games on TV but to stay informed they use real-time scores websites.
Especially for the upcoming 2022 World Cup.
These websites are very popular and receive millions of visitors on a daily basis.
They are really useful for bettors, for professionals (journalists, data collectors, talent scouts, etc) but also for simple football fans who do not want to miss even a statistic of their favorite matches.
In this article we will consider the five most important real-time scores websites in the world, briefly analyzing their features and strengths.
Livescore employs a black themed website, which makes it easier for users to monitor the thousands of football games which it tracks. A useful feature is that it provides a filter, making it easy to follow live games based in a particular country or league.
It comes with a highly responsive mobile app that is compatible with both Android and iOS devices. Football supporters have the option of pre-selecting a match and getting real-time notifications when one team scores.
SofaScore is a sports data company which was founded in 2010, and is based in Zagreb, Croatia. In 2014, it became a client of the sports analytics company, Opta.
It promises a comprehensive live coverage of hundreds of leagues and cup competitions, match previews and reports, key game statistics and real time betting odds. All this is available on one page, although some scrolling is required for those interested in less well-known competitions.
Like the other sites it comes with a mobile app compatible with both Android and iOS devices that provide instant notifications of goal scorers and other key events.
Footballant is slightly different to many of the other sites because not only does it provide live scores, but it also uses an AI (Artificial Intelligence) big data prediction model helping users get the best tips possible if they want to bet on the outcome of matches.
Whilst still very much the new kid on the block in terms of numbers of users, it is gaining traction fast because of its wealth of coverage of the major leagues in Europe. And it also has in-depth coverage of many of the less well-known leagues and youth team football.
A unique feature is their Expert Academy, providing some detailed knowledge about facets of the game of football, graded into three levels – Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced.
Then site also has its own mobile app which runs on both iOS and Android devices, which can be downloaded via the App Store or Google Play.
Flashscore site offers live scores and results from more than 100 global leagues, cup competitions and tournaments. It provides users with key data like goal scorers, red and yellow cards, league tables and video highlights. Using the star icon, a sound notifies users when a goal has been scored, so it can run in the background without any of the action being missed.
For mobile users, it has an intuitive app available for Android, iOS and KaiOS powered devices.
ESPN have established their name as one of the leading sporting brands in the world, and their website builds on their existing broadcasting and media channels. The site features a dashboard which includes worldwide tournaments, leagues and competitions.
In addition, users have access to sporting highlights, commentaries and breaking news.
A dedicated mobile app enables football fans remain up to date from their handheld devices.
The one reservation is that, because of the sheer volume of information contained on the site, some users may find it slow to load.
Personally, I use Sofascore and FootballAnt the most.
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