FIFA+: web app, football entertainment app

The International Federation of Association Football (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 International Federation of Association Football. The organization that governs everything related to the ball. round the world. More precisely, FIFA+ is a streaming video platform giving access to a lot of football-related content: matches, of course, live or taken from the association's archives, but also a schedule of matches, 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 kind of Netflix devoted to the world of football in all its dimensions, accessible everywhere, either in 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 unbelievable as it seems in a field where money is king, there is absolutely nothing to pay to access this entire video catalog, including to watch matches live. This is likely to put a serious brake on all platforms that illegally offer retransmissions of streaming matches, in particular IPTV services, which are regularly the subject of legal proceedings and blockages by ISPs (see our article). And to top it off, you don't even need to create an account: all content is directly accessible.

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To succeed, FIFA has opted for the AVOD model (Advertising Video On Demand): in other words, video on demand subsidized by advertising. In fact, as with television channels that broadcast football matches which 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 in the future with exclusive content requiring a paid subscription. 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 qualifying for the 2022 World Cup. A docu-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 USA and Japan, etc.). Or even the HD Cutz documentary series dedicated to Sheldon Edwards, a very influential hairdresser in the football world.

The Match Center section should delight fans by offering a complete and detailed schedule of matches with summaries and a host of statistics on teams and players, as well as various interactive games (quizzes, predictions, etc.). And that's just the beginning. FIFA indeed promises eventually more than 40,000 matches from all countries (more than 29,000 men's football and more than 11,000 women's football) for 2022, and, of course, full and live coverage of the 2022 World Cup which will take place at the end of the year in Qatar.

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