Don't Miss a Minute of the Beautiful Game

Soccer (or Football for some) fever is coming to a pitch as the FIFA Confederations Cup kicks off in Brazil and qualifying matches for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil are underway. The beautiful game – as it’s commonly known – rules the globe with more than 3.5 billion fans worldwide.

Nine countries in South America are playing to qualify for the World Cup in the CONMEBOL tournament. Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Ecuador are in the lead for the four remaining spots, and Brazil has pre-qualified as host country. While Mexico, Costa Rica and the United States lead the points to qualify for the three spots in the CONCACAF tournament.

Soccer fans can use their 4G LTE smartphones for that second screen experience to follow games and interact with other fans across the world. Visiting the FIFA mobile website keeps fans in the know with live coverage, match updates and latest soccer headlines. Facebook and Twitter open the door for fans to connect and share experiences as the games are happening. Using hashtags like #ConfederationsCup2013 and #WorldCup devotees can jump in on conversations with fellow fanatics on Twitter.

Those following the FIFA Confederations Cup through June 30, can keep up with the play on the field with the Guide to Confederations Cup 2013 app, which provides coverage in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.

This is only the start of the journey for qualifying teams. The road to the 2014 FIFA World Cup will include victory, defeat, joy, loss and excitement and the passionate soccer fans will be there to catch every minute of it.