Best Android apps and games for the 2022 World Cup


The 2022 FIFA World Cup starts in November 2022, and this time around, it is taking place in Qatar. The competition will last until December 18, almost a month. This year’s Football/Soccer World Cup (for those of you in the US) is a bit special. It usually takes place in the summer, but it would be impossible to play in Qatar during the summer, so it’s winter. That being said, we have prepared some apps for the occasion. Below, you’ll find our picks for the best World Cup 2022 apps and games for Android.

We have chosen to include 10 apps on this list. Here you will find all kinds of applications, ranging from the official application to buy tickets for matches that will take place at the 2022 World Cup, to an application that will help you find accommodation during your stay in Qatar. Not all of these apps are designed exclusively for this World Cup, of course, only a few are. So, if you are interested, read on.

Best Android apps and games for the 2022 World Cup

Below is a quick overview of the best World Cup 2022 Android apps and games, including the cost of downloading and in-app purchases.

Download cost In-app cost (per item)
Hayya at Qatar 2022
Panini sticker album
2022 FIFA World Cup Tickets
sofa score $0.99-$5.99
Fot Mob $0.99-$7.49
Airbnb
Google Maps
Soccer Cup 2022 $0.99-$28.99
FIFA Soccer $0.99-$99.99
eFootball 2023 $0.99-$99.99

Best Android app and game downloads for World Cup 2022

Below is a bit more information about each app and a direct link for easy downloading.

All download links lead to the app’s Google Play Store listing. Users are always recommended to download apps from Google Play or an authorized app store.

Hayya at Qatar 2022

Qatar 2022 Hayya Application Grid Image 2022

  • Price: Free download
  • In-App Purchases: No
  • Size: Varies by device
  • Google Play Rating: 4.4 stars out of 5

The Hayya card, for those of you who don’t know, is an entry permit to Qatar, and is combined with stadium access. With this in mind, there is also an app called “Hayya to Qatar 2022”. Many of you who go to Qatar already know this, or at least you should.

This app is a must if you go there, pretty much. It not only allows you to access the stadium with your ticket, but also to find and book accommodation during your stay in Qatar. It can provide you information about 2022 World Cup stadiums in Qatar, and it is also an app through which you can apply for Hayya card and manage it.

Download Hayya in Qatar 2022

Panini sticker album

Image 2 of the Panini Sticker Album application

  • Price: Free download
  • In-App Purchases: No
  • Size: Varies by device
  • Google Play Rating: 4.2 stars out of 5

Panini is a well-known brand for stickers, especially when it comes to major competitions such as the FIFA World Cup. Well, there is an app called “Panini Sticker Album”, which basically lets you collect World Cup 2022 stickers, digitally. All 32 teams are included here, and you’ll also find additional content in the app.

Panini has set a deadline to complete your collection, it’s January 31, 2023. You can complete your album even faster if you play with your friends, you can make a band. This app allows you to trade your stickers with other collectors and complete various unique challenges. Earning badges is also a possibility.

Download Panini sticker album

2022 FIFA World Cup Tickets

2022 FIFA World Cup Tickets Application Grid Image 2022

  • Price: Free download
  • In-App Purchases: No
  • Size: Varies by device
  • Google Play Rating: 4.2 stars out of 5

FIFA World Cup 2022 Tickets is the official app to get tickets for the competition. Assuming you have already purchased your tickets, as you should have, you can download them through this app. This will save them to your phone and you will have access to them when the time comes for you to enter the stadium.

You can also use this app to send tickets to your friends and family members. All you need to do this is their email address, that’s it. So if you’ve purchased tickets for multiple people, there’s an easy way to share them. That’s basically it. This app is designed for one purpose, and it does that very well.

Download 2022 FIFA World Cup Tickets

sofa score

Sofascore 2022 app grid image

  • Price: Free download
  • In-app purchases: $0.99 to $5.99
  • Size: Varies by device
  • Google Play Rating: 4.7 stars out of 5

Those of you who like to follow sporting events have probably heard of Sofascore. It is basically a live score app, but also much more than that. It can help you track a ton of sports, and soccer is one of them. This application will allow you to follow the classification, meetings, scorers, results and much more of the 2022 World Cup.

You will be able to follow the performance of each player, in detail. In addition to that, Sofascore usually links goals in its “Media” section, and even other match highlights. So you can easily take a look at it, if you want. This app has a lot to offer and you can choose between light and dark modes. It is one of the best live score apps out there.

Download Sofascore

Fot Mob

Fotmob 2022 app grid image

  • Price: Free download
  • In-app purchases: $0.99 to $7.49
  • Size: Varies by device
  • Google Play Rating: 4.7 stars out of 5

FotMob is another great live score app. It’s a great competitor to Sofascore, and some of you may actually prefer it. It also offers a great user interface, although this app only focuses on football/soccer, there are no other sports offered here. It also delivers news your way, if that’s something you’re interested in.

Same as Sofascore, this app can keep you updated with results, live streams and various other details of each game. Such as goalscorers, who assisted for goals, yellow and red cards, etc. This app also gives you the option to choose between light and dark modes, and it will focus heavily on the 2022 World Cup when the time comes.

Download FotMob

Airbnb

Airbnb 2022 app grid image 1

  • Price: Free download
  • In-App Purchases: No
  • Size: Varies by device
  • Google Play Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

Airbnb is an extremely popular app for finding accommodations around the world. Qatar is no exception. If you’re going to Qatar and still haven’t found accommodation, it’s time you did. The 2022 World Cup starts later this month, so you don’t really have much time.

Luckily, there are tons of deals available through Airbnb, so chances are you’ll be able to find something. The app has a very nice user interface and is a joy to use. You can get a ton of information about a place, before renting it. You can even contact the person renting it, in case you need more information. Booking accommodation is a breeze through Airbnb.

Download Airbnb

Google Maps

Google Maps app grid

  • Price: Free download
  • In-App Purchases: No
  • Size: Varies by device
  • Google Play Rating: 4.3 stars out of 5

Now, given that you’ll be in a whole new country, and for many of you a new culture, during the 2022 World Cup, you’ll literally probably be lost. So, to find your way around, you can use Google Maps. It’s the go-to mapping system for many people, and for good reason. This is probably the most complete offer, at least on smartphones.

The Google Maps app lets you download parts of the areas you are in, so you don’t even need internet access to use the app. It might not be a bad idea to do so anyway. Keep this app easily accessible and you’ll be able to get your bearings in no time.

Download Google Maps

Soccer Cup 2022

Image 1 of Football Cup 2022 app

  • Price: Free download
  • In-app purchases: $0.99 to $28.99
  • Size: Varies by device
  • Google Play Rating: 4.2 stars out of 5

We’ve also curated three games for this list, starting with the lesser known. The name of this game is Soccer Cup 2022, and it’s actually really cool. This game actually focuses on the World Cup, although other competitions are also available. It also gives you a set of 5 challenges each day.

The graphics are nice, although not the best we’ve seen in such games. The controls are good and more importantly the game is fun. If you want to warm up for the 2022 World Cup, this game will definitely help you do that, as long as you have free time.

Download Soccer Cup 2022

FIFA Soccer

  • Price: Free download
  • In-app purchases: $0.99 to $99.99
  • Size: Varies by device
  • Google Play Rating: 4.4 stars out of 5

FIFA Soccer is an obvious mention when talking about football/soccer. This game lets you build your ultimate football team and get down to business. There are 15,000 players available in this game, and over 600 teams are at your disposal, including teams like Real Madrid and Manchester City.

The game will constantly throw live events your way, and these events correspond to real-world tournaments. There’s a manager mode built into the game, and the graphics are excellent, actually, especially for a smartphone game. We believe a live event will also be created for the 2022 World Cup, in one form or another.

Download FIFA Football

eFootball 2023

  • Price: Free download
  • In-app purchases: $0.99 to $99.99
  • Size: Varies by device
  • Google Play Rating: 3.7 stars out of 5

eFootball 2023 is also a well-known football game. This one is from KONAMI. It seems like players have been having trouble with him lately, which is why his rating has dropped. Nevertheless, we hope that KONAMI will fix most of these issues soon, so that everyone can enjoy the game properly.

The graphics of the game are nice and the gameplay is excellent. Some people would say they prefer this to what FIFA Soccer has to offer in terms of gameplay, it’s up to you. There are a ton of teams and players to choose from, as well as a ton of competitions to choose from.

Download eFootball 2023