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Opera News is shaking things up for the World Cup

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Opera News has been updated with loads of new features that let users experience the football World Cup 2018. Football fans among Opera News users will now be able to choose their favourite team and follow all the updates of the competition with live scores and kickoff reminders for every match.

“The World Cup happens only every four years and at Opera we are as hyped about it as hundreds of millions of football fans around the world,” said Jørgen Arnesen, Global Head of Marketing and Distribution at Opera. “We decided to update our app to give our users a totally new football experience at their fingertips, so they can find all the information the need in one app.”

Never miss a game

Opera News makes it easier for its users to keep an eye on the latest results for all 64 World Cup matches with the new “Live” button. The button will display a table with real-time scores for every game from the group and knockout stages. In addition, kickoff reminders have been enabled for every match so that everyone is aware of when their favourite teams are playing. These reminders are shown in the app via push notifications and can be personalized based on your favourite teams.

Follow your favourite teams
The “Follow” button now allows users to add their favourite teams to the tab on top of the screen. This tab displays the latest news about the chosen teams, as well as scores and fixtures for all 32 teams.

Shake your phone to win!
To celebrate the World Cup, Opera News is organizing a giveaway in partnership with Jumia, the largest online store in Africa. Users can win vouchers that can be exchanged for amazing prizes like, smartphones, TV’s, watches, games &and consoles, audio home systems and airtime just by shaking their phones during World Cup matches when using Opera News.


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