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Remember those fantastic goals you've seen on TV that you wish you could recreate? Now you can with this latest Windows Phone game from aptly titled First Touch Publishing. The game, Score! World Goals, puts players in charge of netting those classic football goals from around the world. Your fingers are in control of famous goals, but do you have the skill to get past the opposition's defense?

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After being arguably the most popular soccer game for Windows Phone devices, FIFA 14 has now arrived on the Windows Store for Windows 8 PCs and tablets.

The Xbox LIVE enabled game would satiate your craving for authentic soccer experience with real players, teams, and leagues along with new touch controls that deliver the feel of every pass, shot and tackle.

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Windows Phone Central App and Game Roundup: Are you ready for some Football?

This time of year many will find themselves pre-occupied with the American pastime football. Be it fixated on Saturday with College Football or glued to the screen on Sunday with the NFL, we love our football.

The sport now transcends the weekend with games during the week as well as on the weekends.  For the times we can't be anchored to the couch, taking in all the games, our Windows Phones are a great way to stay in touch with the sport.  This week's Windows Phone Central Roundup focuses on those gridiron apps.  Apps that focus on delivering all the news, scores, stats and standings from the football field.  We also throw in a few football games for good measure just in case you need something to help you pass the time with during those extended t.v. time-outs.

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Football is a huge sport on a global scale, but it's particularly special here in the UK. There are numerous ways to remain up-to-date with leagues, fixtures and results on Windows Phone and Window 8, but what about individual teams? How does one check latest news and other data for their favourite squad? Cue 1st4Fans for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone.

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NFL Mobile is a feature rich Windows Phone 8 app designed to keep you up to date with all the Pro Football action. One of the key features for NFL Mobile is the ability to manage your NFL.com fantasy football teams directly from your Windows Phone.  

The app was recently updated to version 8.1.0.12 and while there's not an official change log, our tipsters are pointing to fixes with the Fantasy Football features that were a little buggy on release.  It is our understanding that the update now fixes bugs that prevented you from switching players, managing lineups and held back other key Fantasy Football features.

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The middle of August is when the NFL released their official app for Windows Phone 8. NFL Mobile was a very welcomed app for fans of American football around the world. Then came the announcement that official NFL Fantasy Football apps would be coming to Windows 8, Xbox and Windows Phone. We’ve seen the Windows 8 and Xbox versions and they’re pretty darn good, but the Windows Phone version was absent from the Store. Today, the official NFL Football Fantasy 2013 app for Windows Phone finally comes to the Store and is unfortunately a disappointment.

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Today, the 2013 NFL season gets underway. The opening game will see defending Super Bowl XLVII champions Baltimore Ravens up against the Denver Broncos. Both teams met in the playoffs last year, but only one went on to become champion. Should be an exciting game that helps set the tone for this season. What better way to enjoy the 94th regular season of the National Football League than with companion apps on your Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 device. Oh, and your Xbox 360 is getting in on the action too. Ready? Break!

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Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Football Apps
Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Football Apps

Our Windows Phones are great tools to keep up with life while on the go.  Be it checking your email, making calls, surfing the internet or checking in on your favorite social network.  With football season being right around the corner, many will be turning to their Windows Phones to keep tabs with all the scores, standings and stats from their favorite College or Professional football team.

To help you get ready for some football, this week's app roundup, we take a peak at four football oriented apps for our Windows Phone. 

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It hasn't been long since the ESPN Fantasy Football app lost it's Nokia exclusivity and became available for all Windows Phones and now we are already seeing an update push out for the fantasy football app.

The version 1.2.0.1 update adds the feature to allow ESPN Insiders to manage push notifications. While the change log is brief, very brief, we are also hearing that more team controls may have been added (don't hold us to that).

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Reside in India and own a Lumia 620 Windows Phone? It could well be your chance to meet one of the top football teams in Europe - FC Barcelona. Nokia India is running a competition that will see consumers who own the smartphone competing against one another for the opportunity to watch the team play and meet the players. So how does one enter?

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There are a number of football apps available for our Windows Phone, enabling consumers to keep up-to-date with what's currently happening in the world of sport. We previously looked at a handful of such apps, but missed THE Football App, which was released soon after our app round-up.

We've decided to take a quick look at the app and see what it's all about. So grab a beer, throw on your team's shirt and join us on this wondrous adventure.

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If you're looking for a simple game for your Windows Phone 8 device to pass short bits of time with, give Touchdown Run a try.

The game is about as simple as it can be but challenging enough to make it interesting. With Touchdown Run, you play the role of a football player fielding a kickoff or breaking away from the line of scrimmage heading to the end zone.

You have to navigate your player through a sea of defensive players, without getting touched, and make it safely to the end zone.

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Test your Gridiron knowledge with NFL Trivia

With the Super Bowl just days away, many will begin touting their vast knowledge of the NFL. NFL Trivia is a Windows Phone app that will test that knowledge and may give you a leg up on the competition.

The trivia game is laid out about as simply as you can get with two modes of play, Simple and Trivia. Simple Mode presents you with ten questions and awards you points for each correct answer. Trivia Mode also offers you points for each correct answer but has an endless string of questions.

NFL Trivia may not have many bells and whistles but it isn't a bad test of your NFL knowledge.

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Get your sports scores lickety-split with QuickScores

QuickScores is a simple Windows Phone app that delivers scores for six major sporting leagues. QuickScores doesn't have many bells and whistles but if you're looking for a quick and easy way to check scores, it might be worth a try.

QuickScores provides scores and game times for:

  • The National Football League
  • Major League Baseball
  • The National Basketball Association
  • The National Hockey League
  • NCAA Football
  • NCAA Basketball
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The ESPN Fantasy Football 2012 app has vanished from the Windows Phone Store and those who have been using the app have seen their teams vanish as well. The app itself has disappeared from the Nokia Collection as well but if you follow this link, you can still find the app's listing.

Unfortunately, the Nokia exclusive is noted (for both Windows Phone 7 and 8) as not being available for your device from your Nokia Lumia Windows Phone.  From the online store, the app is simply listed as "not available online" likely due to the Nokia exclusivity.

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Fantasy 12/13 is now available for Windows Phone. The app, which has recently been published on the Marketplace, enables football fans to keep up-to-date with their fantasy football team from the official Premier League website. 

If watching matches and playing video games aren't enough to quench the thirst for football action, taking your fantasy team on the go while you venture out into the world is surely going to be a handy distraction. It's a highly popular platform that requires a strategic mindset.

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We mentioned the ESPN Fantasy Football App for Nokia Windows Phone being available shortly just the other day and today, ESPN FFL 2012 is available for download. The free app will let you manage multiple fantasy football teams, check in on player performance and view news and video highlights from ESPN.

ESPN FFL 2012 also taps into FantasyCast Live Scoring that will deliver real time player and matchup scoring to your Windows Phone.

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Windows Phone Central's roundup of Football apps

We've already covered a roundup of apps for your Windows Phone should you desire to follow American Football, but what about 'football' for the rest of the world (also known as soccer)? We've got you covered with this roundup of the football apps available for Windows Phone. Prepare yourself for an eventful 2012/13 season with Windows Phone Central.

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