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FIFA Launches Free Streaming Service, But You Will Still Have to Watch World Cup on Fox

FIFA, football’s governing body, has launched a free streaming service featuring a mix of archive footage, live matches and original content ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.


On Tuesday, April 12th, the organization said that FIFA+ would carry games from major leagues and little-seen competition, starting with 1,400 matches a month. The service will also offer archived footage of past World Cups and original content, such as a documentary about Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho and a docu series about legendary women’s players. The advertising-supported service will be available on all web and mobile devices. The service is expected to stream 40,000 live games a year from its 100 member associations, including 11,000 women’s matches. The leagues and competitions available will change over time, a spokesman said.


According to Charlotte Burr, the group’s Strategy Director, FIFA+ will be free, but the organization could decide to add a paid tier later, especially if the service begins to offer ‘premium’ matches.