I have to be honest, I am not a big soccer fan at all, however, I do tend to get into it, as does the rest of Earth, every four years when the World Cup rolls around.  This year, the 2010 World Cup takes place in South Africa and we’ve got 3 free BlackBerry applications that should keep you pretty up to date on all the scores, stats, and news surrounding the biggest football tournament in the world.

  • AP 2010 World Cup Coverage App for BlackBerry — Feel the excitement of the games with AP’s 2010 World Cup Coverage in Flash! Follow your team throughout South Africa and enjoy a feature-rich multimedia experience with live game scores, schedules, standings, and more. Additional features include star player profiles, photos and videos, venue information and interactive voting to pick your favorites. Available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, AP 2010 World Cup Coverage is your most trusted source for the 2010 South Africa games!
    Download AP 2010 World Cup Coverage App for BlackBerry
  • Goal.com — Goal.com’s free BlackBerry App isn’t just for the World Cup, however, the just released 3.0 verison of the application was definitely create with the World Cup in mind.  The application features easy-to-navigate tabs, including:
    • Breaking News from across the world, fully illustrated with photographs
    • World Cup 2010 updates
    • All the Champions League action
    • News from the major leagues of England, Italy, Spain, and many more
    • The famous Goal.com Transfer Zone – get informed in time for the summer transfer window
    Download Goal.com for BlackBerry at http://m.goal.com/app
  • South Africa BlackBerry —  Like Goal.com, I don’t believe that South Africa for BlackBerry was created solely for the 2010 World Cup, however, it may as well be for about the next two weeks.  Features include:
    • Delivering real-time access to scores, breaking news and event coverage
    • Push notifications of alerts that you can set for each match – Goals, Half/Full score, dismissals & more
    • Share alert/news feature with Facebook, Twitter and Email
    • Alerts sent right to your Inbox
    • Add any of the World cup games to your calendar based on your time zone setting
    • Share all the excitement of the World Cup along with your friends using BlackBerry Messenger (BBM)
    • Great videos of Daily News, Players to watch, Teams progression to World Cup and more
    • Supports English, Portuguese and Spanish languages
    Get South Africa for BlackBerry on BlackBerry App World