FIFA Plus offers over 40,000 free live soccer matches
The company will stream more than 40,000 live matches from 100 Member Associations in all six confederations. FIFA Plus is available in English, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish. At debut, the service will have a documentary about Ronaldinho and Dani Alves.
FIFA unveiled its free streaming service — appropriately dubbed FIFA Plus — which comprises a combination of live soccer events, archival video, and original programming. It is available in five languages (English, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish) on the web and on mobile devices worldwide, with more to come.
The service will stream more than 40,000 live matches each year from 100 Member Associations in all six confederations, including 29,000 men’s games and 11,000 women’s games. FIFA pledges to broadcast a wide variety of games, ranging from “Europe’s top-flight leagues to previously unrecognized events.” Today, for instance, you may watch matches from Mongolia’s second league, Nepal’s women’s football league, and the 3F Superliga. FIFA estimates that 1,400 matches will be streamed live in the first month, increasing to 2,000 over time.
At debut, the service will have a documentary about Ronaldinho, a six-part documentary about Dani Alves, and a five-part docuseries containing interviews with legends such as Carli Lloyd, Lucy Bronze, and Wendie Renard. Meanwhile, historical film includes whole World Cup matches, as well as collections highlighting certain individuals or compilations like as “greatest goals” and “best assists.”
For the time being, the ad-supported service remains free, but that may change in the future. “We’ll be deliberately expanding — so we’ll look at gaming, social communities, and even subscription services, depending on how this plays out and where the industry disruption goes,” FIFA Plus CEO Charlotte Burr told Variety.