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These football apps will help pass the time in-between games

Because what else are you going to do while the Euros aren’t on?

SURE, WE’RE IN the middle of the Euro 2016 group stages, but if that isn’t enough to satisfy your footballing needs, then you’ll need something else to pass the time.

Thankfully, there are a number of great football games out there that can help you kill some time. Here are our picks.

Football Manager Mobile
For: iOS, Android
Cost: €8.99

We should mention there are two different versions of Football Manager’s app but we’re mostly focusing on the more accessible Mobile. Accessible is probably a generous word to use as it’s still a very comprehensive game.

If you want a more comprehensive version, Football Manager Touch (€19.99 for PC, Mac, iOS and Android)  follows the PC formula more closely, but is designed for iPad and Android tablets.

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Tiny Striker
For: iOS, Android
Cost: Free

A quick game to dip into, Tiny Strikers is all about scoring free kicks as quickly as possible. Starts off easy but the challenge ramps up as walls are added and angles get tighter.

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Pixel Cup Soccer 16
For: iOS
Cost: €2.99

A straightforward arcade game that’s fast and fluid, Pixel Cup’s simple control system – the two buttons switch from passing/shooting to tackling/switching players when you’re defending – quick pace, and sharp visuals makes it one of the better football games on the iPhone.

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New Star Soccer
For: iOS, Android, Windows Phone
Cost: Free

One of the older games on the list is still one of the best out there. Manage your player, train and play in games that are a cross between Football Manager updates and quick mini-games.

The freemium element may irk some, with ads appearing regularly (you can pay to get rid of them), but for the most part, it’s a pretty solid game.

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Pocket League Story
For: iOS, Android
Cost: €4.99

If you’re looking for a more lighthearted approach to the beautiful game, the approach taken by Pocket League Story might be more up your alley. Sign players, train them, build up your stadium and become the best team in the league.

The second one is out but it’s a freemium game and a little heavy handed with them.

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