Sports federation FIFA has launched its own global streaming platform for football fans, FIFA+.
FIFA+ will provide free access to live football matches from around the world, interactive games, news, tournament information, and original video content around the men’s and women’s game.
FIFA says it is the first sports federation ever to offer such an extensive streaming and content experience to its fans.
“FIFA+ represents the next step in our vision to make football truly global and inclusive, and it underpins FIFA’s core mission of expanding and developing football globally,” said FIFA President Gianni.
By the end of 2022, FIFA+ will be streaming the equivalent of 40,000 live games per year from 100 Member Associations across all six confederations, including 11,000 women’s matches. From launch, 1,400 matches will be live streamed monthly on FIFA+, rising rapidly.
Ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, FIFA+ will also be home to every FIFA World Cup and FIFA Women’s World Cup match ever recorded on camera, totalling more than 2,000 hours of archive content.
The FIFA+ Archive will launch with more than 2,500 videos dating back to the 1950s, with more to come throughout the year.
Meanwhile, the Match Centre will offer football data across 400 men’s competitions and 65 women’s competitions. A daily feed of news from around the world of men’s and women’s football will also complement and offer additional updates. Throughout the year, fans can also play interactive games including votes, quizzes, fantasy games and predictors.
FIFA+ will also feature full-length documentaries, docuseries, talk shows and shorts - localised into 11 languages, telling stories from local grassroots to national teams and footballing heroes past and present from more than 40 countries.
From launch, original titles include biopic Ronaldinho: The Happiest Man in the World; Captains, an 8-part series from Fulwell 73 (Sunderland ‘Til I Die, All or Nothing: Juventus) following six captains as they lead their countries through qualification for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™; and Golden Boot, an original 4 x 48-minute docuseries interviewing the greatest FIFA World Cup goalscorers, produced by Goalhanger Films.
FIFA+ will be available in five language editions (English, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish), with an additional six languages to follow in June of 2022.