FIFA Plus streaming service revealed by FIFA. To “accelerate the democratization of football,” FIFA Plus streaming service has been established that will broadcast over 40,000 domestic and international games each year and archival footage, replays, and original documentaries.
What is FIFA Plus streaming service?
There is no fee for accessing FIFA Plus streaming, but there are advertisements. It won’t affect current match broadcast rights at first, and you won’t be able to view any matches from the 2022 Qatar World Cup. By the end of 2022, FIFA Plus streaming will include more than 14.000 live games in high definition, with membership from over 100 Member Associations across six confederations. Expected to be included are competitions from worldwide, including Jordan, Angola, Poland, Mexico, and Denmark in men’s, women’s, and youth football.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino said that:
“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.”
The FIFA Plus streaming archive will feature the past FIFA World Cup and Women’s World Cup games recorded on film. With 2500 hours of material at first, it will include full games and highlights dating back to the 1950s, adding new material regularly.
FIFA Plus contents
FIFA Plus has many original films, series, and punditry in 11 languages to tell “stories from local grassroots to national teams and footballing heroes past and present from more than 40 countries.”
FIFA claims that the service will continue to expand throughout the year, although it presently includes:
- Ronaldinho: The Happiest Man in the World
- Croatia: Defining a Nation
- HD Cutz
- Dani Crazy Dream
- Golden Boot
FIFA Plus is accessible via webpage and Android and iOS apps, with TV applications to follow soon. It’s initially available in five languages (English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish), with Chinese, Bahasa, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Arabic, and Hindi versions in June 2022.