During this FIFA World Cup tournament a must have application is the Microsoft Soccer Scoreboard. It’s a nice little application with direct results, standings and schedule of all games and teams. You can also use the application to be your football news RSS reader and Microsoft provides us with a number of interesting football feeds.
The scorecard is based on a number of XML based feeds that can be found at http://worldcupgadget.msn.com/.
Download it from Microsoft Downloads.
More help on Soccer Scoreboard can be found at this address.