The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has just launched a completely free streaming service allowing you to watch matches from around the world live or delayed and a lot of football-related content.
If you’re a football fan, you’ll love FIFA+! It is not a video game, but a brand new service offered since April 12, 2022 by FIFA, the famous and essential Fédération Internationale de Football Association. The organization that governs everything related to the ball. around the world. More specifically, FIFA+ is a streaming video platform providing access to numerous football-related content: matches, of course, live or from the association’s archives, but also a match schedule, a news feed daily world news on men’s and women’s football, profiles of legendary players from more than 40 countries, documentaries, docuseries, talk shows and short films. In short, a sort of Netflix dedicated to the world of football in all its dimensions, accessible everywhere, either in the web version, with a simple Internet browser, or via a mobile application, available for Android and iOS.
A small important detail: FIFA+ is completely free. Yes, as incredible as it may seem in a field where money is king, there is absolutely nothing to pay to access the entire video catalog, including to watch matches live. This risks putting a serious brake on all platforms that offer illegal match streaming, including IPTV services, which are regularly subject to legal action and blocking by ISPs (see our article). And to top it off, you don’t even need to create an account: all the content is directly accessible.
To succeed, FIFA opted for the AVOD model (Advertising Video On Demand): in other words, video on demand subsidized by advertising. Indeed, as for television channels that broadcast football matches that do not require a paid subscription like, you have to agree to watch spots. Nothing prohibitive for amateurs. However, FIFA would not refrain from offering a premium formula with exclusive content requiring a paid subscription in the future. We will probably have to wait to see if FIFA+ meets the expected success in its current form before a possible evolution of the service.
From its launch, FIFA+ already offers a lot of content such as a 90-minute documentary on Ronaldinho. Captains, a series centered on six national team captains during 2022 World Cup qualifying. A documentary series, Icons, featuring five of the most popular players in women’s football. As well as complete historical matches (the 1998 World Cup final between France and Brazil, the 2015 Women’s World Cup final between the United States and Japan, etc.). Or the HD Cutz documentary series devoted to Sheldon Edwards, a very influential hairdresser in the world of football.
The Match Center section should delight fans by offering a comprehensive and detailed match schedule with summaries and a host of team and player statistics, as well as various interactive games (quizzes, predictions, etc.). And that’s only the beginning. FIFA indeed promises eventually over 40,000 matches from all countries (over 29,000 men’s football and over 11,000 women’s football) for 2022, and, of course, full live coverage of the World Cup. 2022 which will take place at the end of the year. year in Qatar.
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