The World Cup is here in a matter of days! The tournament will kick off Thursday with a match between Brazil and Croatia. But with the timing so odd especially for the Asian regions, it'll be difficult to keep up with all the matches. You'll want to get these apps to help you get into the World Cup spirit and follow every second of the tournament.

1.ESPN’s app for the World Cup

This app features analysis and commentary from experts and can be customized by choosing your favorite teams to follow and set detailed alerts. The free app is available for iOS and Android.

2. EA’s FIFA

Players can compete in their own World Cup brackets and customize their team's lineup to compete with their ideal fantasy team. They can challenge friends and other online player’s in the game’s multiplayer mode. The free app is available for iOS.

3. FIFA Official

FIFA Official app provides comprehensive profiles of each team, player and coach detailing the past national and World Cup history of each organization. It also has a daily live blog providing fresh stream of updates from matches and photos from the tournament. The free app is available for iOS and Android.

4. Onefootball Brasil

Listen to live commentary from matches and chat with your fellow fans when you connect the app to your Facebook account. The free app is available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

5. Travel Portuguese Futebol Edition

Travel Portuguese Futebol Edition from Rosetta Stone will give you a crash-course in essential Portuguese to help you get around Brazil. The app has simple tutorials that teach you essential words and phrases for learning soccer terminology, taking public transit, ordering food and more. The free app is available for Android.

6. theScore

theScore shows all the breaking news and updates from your favorite teams and players and it uses the app's shot tracking feature to see how each game's goals were scored. The app is available for iOS and Android.