iPhone developer Collca in association with History in An Hour has introduced The World Cup In An Hour for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

The World Cup In An Hour is targeted at commuters, students and the curious who want to learn the facts and context about the World Cup but don’t have the time.

Promising coverage of every World Cup, the app reveals some fascinating stories including:

  • USA’s famous win in 1950 against England and the goalscorer’s tragic end
  • The Nazi collaborator who captained France
  • The World Cup tournament without a World Cup Final
  • The 'Battle of Berne'
  • Why Brazil wear yellow shirts

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"Most other World Cup apps in the iTunes store are games or focus very much on fixtures, statistics and lists," said Rupert Colley, author of The World Cup In An Hour and founder of History In An Hour.  

"What makes this World Cup app unique is that it is the only one that provides a straight narrative in ebook form in just an hour of your time. It captures the essence of the history of this amazing tournament alongside the essential facts and figures of the past 80 years."

History in An Hour offers a growing list of history themed iPhone apps including The Cold War In An Hour, Nazi Germany In An Hour and World War II In An Hour.

Available from the Apple iTunes App Store, The World Cup In An Hour costs 59p and requires the iPhone 3.0 Software Update or later.

Read Macworld's review of The World Cup In An Hour here.