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How to add the World Cup 2014 schedule to your Windows Phone Calendar

The World Cup is in full swing after host country Brazil defeated Croatia in the opening match. There's an entire month of football action remaining with the 2014 final taking place on July 13. Yesterday Abby showed you all a bunch of great apps and tricks to stay current with the 2014 FIFA World Cup on your Windows Phone. Here's one more tip from the Windows Phone Central forums that we wanted to point out – how do add the World Cup 2014 schedule to your Windows Phone Calendar so that you never miss a game.

Here's how you get the full FIFA 2014 World Cup schedule in your Windows Phone calendar:

  • Go to calendar.live.com on your PC
  • Click on 'import' on the top left
  • Click 'Subscribe'
  • Add the following URL: webcal://www1.skysports.com/calendars/football/fixtures/competitions/worldcup
  • Name your calendar
  • Select a color and charm (select the ball or trophy!)
  • Click subscribe

World Cup Calendar

And that's it! The matches should be converted to your local time too, so you this saves numerous steps and will make sure you don't miss a game! Make sure you went to calendar.live.com and signed in with the Microsoft Account you use on your Windows Phone and Windows 8 machines. Now you'll see all matches appear on your phone in due time. Impatient? Force the calendar sync by going to settings > email + accounts > long press Microsoft account to sync.

Bonus: Bing World Cup 2014 landing page

Here's a cool little site that Bing has set up for the 2014 World Cup. Bing has created a dedicated news experience for EVERYTHING happening around the tournament. Check it on your PC by going to the Bing World Cup 2014 page.

Via: Windows Phone Central Forums

Thanks for the tip DanglingPointer!

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How to add the World Cup 2014 schedule to your Windows Phone Calendar

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I'm sorry but i doesnt worked out for me i did evrything in the description,but when i open my calendar on my windows phone...nothing,could someone help please?

When you finish importing the calendar from browser, open the mail app associated with you account in Windows Phone, go to Settings > Sync Settings and make sure Calendar is checked under "Content to sync". After that, press the refresh button in the mail app and it will sync everything that was marked checked there.

Stupid ESPN on TuneIn Radio isn't even working. I wan to listen Mexico play. Does anyone know of another station to tune into to for the World Cup games?

I signed up for the HideMyAss pro VPN and connect to a UK VPN through the app then you can watch all the games for free through ITV Player or BBC iPlayer. VPN cost $9.99 USD a month.

I want to stream the game on my WP and the TV channel here in Canada that streams the games doesn't have an app for WP. Could anyone kindly advise on how to do that? Thank you.

Como sabes? Nada mas se ha jugado un solo juego. Aparte del de hoy con México. Estoy hablando de juegos completos hasta la fecha.

The calendar in outlook is good for remainders, I'm using this calendar to setting up my WP to remind me 15 minutes before each match

In addition I have the "Awesome LockScreen" to see the next 4 games on my lock screen, showing the calendar and scores of the day...

Installed the OneFootball Brasil app, and the FIFA web app from webapps.

Also I'm using CORTANA, and WorldCup Live Pro to watch the games

You can use everything at the same time for a better WorldCup experience

 

More like 'one game later'. Now two that Mexico-Cameroon is over. The tournament goes for a month. Never late :)

Don's be ignorant, all sports have a different score ssytem and different requirments. This is the most peopler and maybe the oldest in the world. IT fun to watch but yes some are boring just like any other sport.

"Gotta love a 90 minute game that's capable of ending tied at 0-0. Gah what a sport"

That's the thing about Football, it's about skill, timing and nuance. Let me guess, you're from the US? I can understand why you can't appreciate that; you need that constant quick fix, and most probably have a short attention span...

I'm from the US and I love the game and so does a bunch of Americans, its becoming more popular, this guy is just ignorant so please he does not represent all of us.

Yes Sir USA, I don't except it's to go ask the way but as long as they fight in every match and do there best

I opened this calendar in outlook in my PC and I went to each match on the calendar and modified the settings for reminders, it works!!

you can go to the calendar in your phone and change the reminder option

Anyone knows an app which streams live World Cup on Windows Phone. I see so many people in my office watching live games on Android phones??

I did this a few weeks ago, thought I'd get prepped.

The Microsoft Sports app does a good job of covering the world cup. Go to my sports and add World Cup 2014, then you can pin that to the home screen for easy access. It's not a bad app as it has all fixtures, live results, group tables and social feeds.

England FTW :)

Nice tip, if you use Cortana to bing the same thing you also get ou nice page... And then you can 'click' on 'See the complete scores and schedules' which will open in Bing Sports and you can pin it!!!! :D :D

Alternatively add it as an interest in Cortana, selecting your teams and she'll tell you ahead of time when the matches are on.

There are enough apps covering the football world cup with toast notifications option so no need to fill up my calendar with it imo but others may find this useful.

Anybody know why there's no way to do this directly in WP? Been trying to subcribe to calendars directly in WP for a while now to no avail, and had to settle with the Outlook calendar workaround.

Exactly my thoughts. Perhaps someone should give a feedback about it: "We need the other way around too -> Import feature in WP Calendar app".

You people don't need to open your PC for subscribing this calendar . You can simply do this by opening your ie browser from your windows phone... As i did this just now... WP rocks

Woah!! Awesome tip!! My phone had some World Cup apps but now with this and the start background/lockscreen I've gone full green and yellow brazilian combat camo :P

EDIT: Many locations where the matches will be held are wrong, please don't use the calendar data to try to reach the Stadiums. While browsing the upcoming matches through the Cal app I noticed a lot  of wrong adresses!! Some adresses are so far off they're not even in Brazilanymore! 

Need an update for Calendar app

"As an INDIAN why should I refer U.S based Calendar..."

I'm not comparing b/w Windows and Samsung,
But in Samsung Mobile's calendar app "
We Find Holiday List & Local Festival List too...( depending upon region ) "

So why cant windows do this...

Also try out the Bing Sports app on WP, I think it's great.  Just go into app, swipe to "my sports", hit the "+", search for "World Cup 2014", select it and you'll be all set.  Pro Tip: you can pin "World Cup 2014" as a tile on your start screen as well.