FIFA debuts in streaming, FIFA + arrives: free football matches and series

FIFA announces the birth of FIFA +a digital platform “created to connect football fans from all over the world for free with the sport they love”. Thus it is defined by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association which gives its name to the title of EA Sports (which, in recent news, is seriously considering the possibility of changing its name), an aggregator in five languages: English, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish. Italian is missing, but could be part of the six languages which will join in June.

FIFA + will broadcast for free in 2022 alone over 40 thousand games between men’s (29,000) and women’s (11,000) football, as well as offering news, highlights, docuseries, information on tournaments and more.

FIFA + represents the next step in our vision to make football truly global and inclusive and to support FIFA’s core mission to expand and develop football globally – said President Gianni Infantino. This project represents a cultural shift in how different fan profiles want to connect and explore the global game and has been a key part of my 2020-2023 vision. It will accelerate the democratization of football and we are happy to share it with fans.

FIFA +, THE ORIGINAL CONTENT

FIFA + will offer documentaries, docuseries, talk shows and shorts on men’s and women’s football with subtitles in 11 languages, including also Italian. Here are some of those already announced:

  • Ronaldinho: The Happiest Man in the World – exclusive 90-minute docufilm chronicling the rise of the soccer player happiest in the world, from the streets of Brazil to become one of the most loved footballers. Present Lionel MessiFrank Rijkaard and Carles Puyol, who shared what their experience alongside the legend Ronaldinho meant.
  • Captains: Season 1 – series in eight seasons that closely follows six columns of their respective national teams as they approach the world cup Qatar 2022: Luka Modrić (Croatia), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon), Brian Kaltak (Vanuatu), Andre Blake (Jamaica), Hassan Maatouk (Lebanon) and Thiago Silva (Brazil).
  • Dani Crazy Dream – six episodes of half an hour each in which Dani Alvesthe most successful footballer in football history, talks about his approach to Qatar 2022.
  • Croatia: Defining a Nation – docufilm that tells how a group of friends reached the apex through football becoming of the legends representing their country in the world.
  • Golden Boot – 48-minute four-episode docuseries in which the greatest goalscorers in world cup history are interviewed: first episode with Ronaldo The Phenomenon.
  • HD Cutz – eight season docuseries starring Sheldon Edwards, the hairdresser of footballers like Paul Pogba and Antonio Rüdiger, who talks about food, fashion, music and sometimes football.
  • Icons – docuseries of five 26-minute episodes in which the footballers Wendie Renard, Lucy Bronze, Asisat Oshoala, Carli Lloyd and Sam Kerr talk about their approach to grass fields.
  • Academies – three episodes of half an hour each to closely observe the larger sing in the world: first season in the company of the Anderlecht youth sector.

FIFA +, LINK TO IOS AND ANDROID APPS

  • FIFA + | iOS | App Store, Free
  • FIFA + | Android | Google Play Store, Free

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