FIFA has launched its new product: FIFA +, a platform that, starting today, Tuesday 12 April, will give access to live matches from all over the world, interactive games, news, information on tournaments, revolutionary video content to offer a global narrative of men’s and women’s football and much more. FIFA is the first sports federation in history to offer its fans a streaming content experience of this magnitude.
“FIFA + is the next step in realizing our vision of making football truly global and inclusive, and underpins FIFA’s core mission to expand and develop football globally,” said the FIFA president. Gianni Infantino. “This project represents a cultural shift in the way different types of football fans want to explore and connect with world football and has been a key part of my vision for 2020-2023. It will accelerate the democratization of football and we are delighted to share this project with the fans. “
FIFA launches FIFA + – free football entertainment for fans around the world
By the end of 2022, the platform will stream the equivalent of 40,000 live matches a year from 100 football federations from all six confederations, including 11,000 women’s football matches. There will be live coverage of both major European leagues and lesser-known competitions from around the world, with men’s, women’s and youth football matches. From the moment of launch, 1,400 games will be broadcast on FIFA + every month, a share that will then increase rapidly.
FIFA + archive:
Ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, FIFA + will host every match ever filmed from all of the FIFA World Cup and FIFA Women’s World Cup ™ in history, for a total of more than 2,000 hours of archival content. This comprehensive archive will be available to fans for the first time in history. Fans will be able to watch entire games, highlights, goals and magical moments in one place. At launch, more than 2,500 videos dating back to the 1950s will be available in the FIFA + Archive, plus many more will be added over the course of the year.
Match Center, news and games:
The Match Center will allow football fans to explore a wealth of football data from 400 men’s and 65 women’s competitions. In addition, a daily news feed on men’s and women’s football from around the world will complement the offering by providing further updates. Throughout the year, fans can enjoy interactive games, including voting, quizzes, fantasy competitions and predictions.
FIFA + Originals:
FIFA + will also deliver unprecedented content by offering a global narrative of men’s and women’s football. It will present feature films and documentary series, talk shows and short films (localized in 11 languages) that tell a wide range of stories, from small local realities to national teams and football heroes of yesterday and today, set in more than 40 villages.
In 2022, the contents of the FIFA + platform will continue to grow and evolve, offering new products of global and local interest throughout the year.
But that is not all. On the occasion of the launch, the platform will present some exclusive documentary titles including:
- Ronaldinho: The Happiest Man in the World: An exclusive documentary film that gives you access to an extensive archive of never-before-seen footage of one of the sport’s most iconic players. The 90-minute film directed by Stuart and Andrew Douglas, and produced by Bernie Goldmann and Simon Horsman and Jeffrey Soros of the Los Angeles Media Fund, tells the footballer’s exceptional life story, tracing his rise from the streets of Brazil to become one of the most loved footballers. Featuring Lionel Messi, Frank Rijkaard and Carles Puyol, who reveal what this FIFA legend represented for them.
- Captains: Season 1: A groundbreaking 8-episode series, curated by Fulwell 73 (Sunderland ‘Til I Die, All or Nothing: Juventus), which follows six captains as they lead their country in qualifying for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 ™. The series, which explores the leadership skills of each individual, features Luka Modrić (Croatia), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon), Brian Kaltak (Vanuatu), Andre Blake (Jamaica), Hassan Maatouk (Lebanon) and Thiago Silva (Brazil).
- Croatia: Defining a Nation: this original documentary film tells about football’s ability to unite a country and generate aggregation through the story of a group of friends who reach world fame by overcoming great adversities. Each of them became a legend and represented their country around the world. Directed by famed director Louis Myles (Kaiser: The Greatest Footballer Never to Play Football, Liverpool FC: The 30-Year Wait).
- HD Cutz: an 8-episode original documentary series featuring star barber Sheldon Edwards, about food, fashion, music and, occasionally, football. With the participation of Paul Pogba and Antonio Rüdiger, and produced by MOTIF Pictures and Fever Media.
- Dani Crazy Dream: an unfiltered documentary series in 6 episodes of 30 minutes with Dani Alves, the most successful player in history, who is committed to participate in the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. Produced by Maracanã Media, the Alves production company.
- Golden Boot: An original 48-minute 4-episode documentary series featuring interviews with FIFA World Cup top scorers, produced by Goalhanger Films (Wayne Rooney: The Man Behind the Goals). In the first episode, Gary Lineker meets the great Brazilian footballer Ronaldo Nazário to relate to the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
- Icons: A 26-minute 5-episode documentary series that shows the five female soccer players who revolutionized women’s football: Wendie Renard, Lucy Bronze, Asisat Oshoala, Carli Lloyd and Sam Kerr tell their stories. Produced by Noah Media Group (14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible, Finding Jack Charlton).
- Academies: Behind the Scenes of some of the best talent generators in the world of football by Shoot the Company. The first season tells the story of RSC Anderlecht in 3 episodes of 30 minutes.
The platform will be available on mobile and web devices, and shortly thereafter on a range of connected devices. It will be available in five languages (English, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish), with another six languages to be added in June 2022.