Fifa launch free streaming platform Fifa+ and reveal plans to show more than 40,000 live matches this year
12th April 2022

FIFA have announced the launch of its very own FREE streaming service.

The new digital platform, titled Fifa+, will be broadcast around the world and will host a variety of content from live matches to documentaries.

To start the service will be available in five languages – English, French, Spanish, German and Portuguese – with six more languages to be added in June.

Fifa estimate 40,000 matches will be shown live on the platform with the potential to stream World Cup matches on Fifa+ too.

That includes 11,000 women's matches with 1,400 to be streamed in the first month after launch.

As well as live events, viewers will also be able to access a range of documentaries at no cost thanks to Fifa's extensive archive.

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Eight Fifa+ Originals have already been confirmed, with one documenting the life of football legend Ronaldinho, featuring interviews with Lionel Messi, Frank Rijkaard and Carles Puyol.

Also included is a documentary on Croatia and their rise to becoming a global powerhouse when they reached the 2018 World Cup final.

Other documentaries include a look at club academies, the famous barber to footballers like Paul Pogba – Sheldon Edwards – and a series focusing on six national team captains – Luka Modrić, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Thiago Silva, Brian Kaltak, Andre Blake, and Hassan Maatouk.

Fifa's archive also gives fans access to replays of historic matches and goals with more than 2,500 videos dating back to the 1950s available from launch.

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Speaking ahead of the launch, Fifa President Gianni Infantino said: "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.

“This project represents a cultural shift in the way different types of football fans want to connect with and explore the global game and has been a fundamental part of my Vision 2020-2023.

"It will accelerate the democratisation of football and we are delighted to share it with fans.”

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