The Federation Internationale de Football Association, better known as FIFA, has announced a free football streaming service called FIFA+. This streaming service is available on web and mobile and broadcasts content in English, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish. FIFA said they will have more languages in the future.
The FIFA+ app allows users to stream more than 40,000 live matches per year. This includes 11,000 women’s games and 29,000 men’s games. In total, games from 100 member associations from six confederations can be streamed via the app. The Verge reports that fans can currently stream matches from leagues like the 3F Superliga, Mongolian 2nd League and Nepal Women’s Football League.
The main motive for this service is to offer football fans the opportunity to stream matches from smaller leagues as well. Such leagues don’t usually get global exposure, so this is a good way to increase their reach. According to FIFA, 1,400 live games will be streamed on the app in the first month.
FIFA+ will offer documentaries and films about football greats like Dani Alves & Ronaldinho
The FIFA+ app also features original content at launch, including a six-part documentary about Brazilian soccer star Dani Alves. The platform will also stream a five-part documentary series featuring interviews with women’s football greats including Carli Lloyd, Wendie Renard and several others.
Fans can also access videos from the archives, including full World Cup matches or short highlights. Individual compilations of goals and assists by the players are also available.
The service is currently completely free to use, although it is ad-supported. However, the structure can change over time. “We’re going to be strategically expanding – so we’ll potentially get into games, social communities and possibly subscriptions, depending on where that goes and where the industry upheaval takes,” Charlotte Burr, head of FIFA+, told Variety.
“This project represents a cultural shift in how different types of football fans want to connect and explore the global game and has been a fundamental part of my 2020-2023 vision,” said FIFA President Gianni Infantino.
Unfortunately, the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will not be streamed live on the FIFA+ app. But football fans can also enjoy several hours of never-before-seen content in the app. You can download the FIFA+ app for Android from the Google Play Store, link below.
FIFA+ (Google Play Store)