06-25-14 08:04 PM
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  1. andorejunior's Avatar
    Hey guys,
    I wanted to post this for anyone else that gets that funny feeling every four years around World Cup time. I simply cant get enough, and with my Blackberry Z10 I want to be ready for all the action. Here's a couple neat things Im using my phone for to enjoy the tournament. Please add your ideas and enjoy!

    Subscribed Calendar -
    In the Calendar app, swipe down from the top to open the settings, select Meeting Invitation Settings, and Account Settings in the bottom centre. Select Add Account, Subscribed Calendar and enter the following information.

    Calendar Name - FIFA World Cup 2014 Match Schedule (or whatever you like)
    Server Address - http://www.worldcupbrazilcalendar.com/all.ics

    Now hit done and head back to the main calendar screen. You'll all the matches with teams, game time in your time zone and even the match location. Even later Round matches will update as teams advance. Amazing use of the subscribed calendar feature! (You can also access this setup directly from the Hub Settings and selecting Add Account in the bottom centre.

    Attachment 276387

    Browser Shortcut Option -

    If you prefer more of a dedicated App feel, head over to FIFA.com - The matches of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil? in the Browser and from the extended menu select Add to Home Screen. This will place an icon, and actually quite a nice looking icon anywhere you choose that will take you directly to the fifa.com match schedule web site.

    Attachment 276388

    Live Streaming (Canada Only) -

    I'm sure there are several other options for streaming live matches outside of Canada, but after some research, it seems that only cbc.ca/sports will be streaming live matches in HD. I've tested this with Hockey Night in Canada and it works quite well. If its anything like previous years, it might take a day or two to get their servers ready for all the extra traffic but this is definitely my method of choice for streaming the matches. Last tournament I was able to purchase a package from TSN for $19.99 which was well worth it but with CBC holding the broadcast rights, things may be a bit different.

    Ill be attempting to run simultaneous matches in one office this time around. Im interested in see how the Playbook would handle this. Anyways, I was excited to post this and I hope you soccer crazy Crackberrians enjoy! Please post any idea, apps or comments you may have and enjoy the beautiful game!
    Last edited by andorejunior; 06-05-14 at 10:58 PM.
    06-05-14 10:03 PM
  2. ealvnv's Avatar
    I believe in USA univison would livestream the games, in Spanish though, but they did it last time
    06-05-14 10:10 PM
  3. andorejunior's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure I saw something about ESPN steaming it as well but I didn't look too hard as we can't access it here. There will be options that's for sure.
    06-05-14 10:28 PM
  4. z10girl's Avatar
    Thanks! Love that calendar function.

    Posted via CB10
    06-08-14 01:14 PM
  5. SBucKets33's Avatar
    Thank You! Exactly what I was looking for. Can't wait for the Cup!

    Posted via CB10
    06-09-14 11:17 AM
  6. leojzueg's Avatar
    Thanks for the info. Much appreciated

    Posted via CB10
    06-10-14 03:17 PM
  7. andorejunior's Avatar
    Glad people are enjoying this as much as I am
    06-10-14 07:32 PM
  8. andorejunior's Avatar
    It doesn't look like my previous pictures were loading correctly so here's a peak at what the result looks like

    FIFA World Cup 2014-img_20140610_203329.png
    06-10-14 07:34 PM
  9. bounce007's Avatar
    Thank you very much!
    06-11-14 09:02 AM
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    06-11-14 09:15 AM
  11. bounce007's Avatar
    Hey one of my friends is having issues setting this up, but I can't figure out what he is doing wrong. I told him no spaces within, before, or after the server address link but he is still getting the error in the pic below

    FIFA World Cup 2014-img_20140611_092454.jpeg

    EDIT: He got it. he left off the 's' at the end of .ics. It was my fault I copied it to him without the S
    Last edited by bounce007; 06-11-14 at 10:07 AM.
    06-11-14 09:29 AM
  12. andorejunior's Avatar
    Hey one of my friends is having issues setting this up, but I can't figure out what he is doing wrong. I told him no spaces within, before, or after the server address link but he is still getting the error in the pic below

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    EDIT: He got it. he left off the 's' at the end of .ics. It was my fault I copied it to him without the S
    Glad he got it working. Cant wait until tomorrow!
    06-11-14 06:15 PM
  13. mrlahjr's Avatar
    Is this link any good?
    http://www.worldcupbrazilcalendar.com/all.ics
    This is what I got.

    FIFA World Cup 2014-img_20140611_202730.png

    Posted via CB10 on my Z10
    06-11-14 07:29 PM
  14. andorejunior's Avatar
    Is this link any good?
    http://www.worldcupbrazilcalendar.com/all.ics
    This is what I got.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Posted via CB10 on my Z10
    I deleted my calendar and was able to re-add it by following the steps I provided. I would suggest trying it again. It worked fine for me the second time around however it took about 2 minutes to activate and first took me to a second screen where it asked me to configure the settings, to which I just hit save.
    06-11-14 08:14 PM
  15. andorejunior's Avatar
    Here's another calendar link I found, I haven't tested it but any subscribed calendar should work using the steps in the first post.

    webcal://www1.skysports.com/calendars/football/fixtures/competitions/worldcup
    06-11-14 08:16 PM
  16. mrlahjr's Avatar
    I got it to work. Thanks.

    Posted via CB10 on my Z10
    06-11-14 08:28 PM
  17. mhhH4RI's Avatar
    Wow.. thanks OP. This is what I need for that tournament, integrated to Hub and should be on lock screen too. Just realized the Calendar could do this.

    FIFA World Cup 2014-img_20140612_082354.png


    Posted via CB10
    06-11-14 08:31 PM
  18. Caldevert83's Avatar
    FIFA World Cup 2014-img_20140611_214344.pngcan't get it is the link still good?

    Posted via CB10
    06-11-14 08:46 PM
  19. Supa_Fly1's Avatar
    Same as what I got.

    Everybody claimed to get this working can post screenshots of the setting page that worked? Posting us the calendar that is working isn't helping those of us failing.

    PS: I'm in Toronto Canada so this should work for me.

    Posted via CB10
    06-11-14 09:00 PM
  20. andorejunior's Avatar
    Sorry my battery just gave out but before it did I checked the settings and deleted and re-added the calendar and its worked fine, altough it took a few minutes longer to load. Try again in a little bit and see if it works, it could be a server thing. Alternatively try this link, should work as well although I havent tested it.

    http://www1.skysports.com/calendars/...tions/worldcup

    UPDATE: I havent been able to get this second link to work but the first one definitely works, as other members mentioned, give it a few tries
    Last edited by andorejunior; 06-11-14 at 09:44 PM.
    06-11-14 09:22 PM
  21. mhhH4RI's Avatar
    Same as what I got.

    Everybody claimed to get this working can post screenshots of the setting page that worked? Posting us the calendar that is working isn't helping those of us failing.

    PS: I'm in Toronto Canada so this should work for me.

    Posted via CB10
    Needs few attempts to get this working. Just keep trying.
    This is my setting if it helps.

    FIFA World Cup 2014-img_20140612_092844.png

    Posted via CB10
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    06-11-14 09:32 PM
  22. mrlahjr's Avatar
    I got the same thing to but nothing shows up in the calendar. I went back and saved it like 5 times and nothing. Will reset the phone and see what happens.

    Posted via CB10 on my Z10
    06-12-14 02:57 AM
  23. mrlahjr's Avatar
    After resetting the phone a couple times it finally populated the schedule.
    FIFA World Cup 2014-img_20140612_041731.png

    The OP's instructions and links are correct. You just have to keep trying. Resetting the phone worked for me. GL

    Posted via CB10 on my Z10
    andorejunior likes this.
    06-12-14 03:24 AM
  24. jafrul's Avatar
    Or you can download football challenge app from BlackBerry World and then set the match in app. As such works. And it's also according to my timezone.
    As such


    FIFA World Cup 2014-img_20140612_165221.png

    Posted via my Astro Z30STA100-2/10.2.1.3175
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    06-12-14 03:54 AM
  25. aha's Avatar
    Is this link any good?
    http://www.worldcupbrazilcalendar.com/all.ics
    This is what I got.

    Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	277608

    Posted via CB10 on my Z10
    Same here, is the server down?

    Posted via CB10 with Z30STA100-5/10.2.1.3175
    06-12-14 07:26 AM
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