On the eve of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, FIFA have agreed a landmark deal to see the entire tournament broadcast for free across Brazil.
All 64 matches of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ will be streamed live and for free on FIFA’s new digital platform, FIFA+.
All 64 matches of the competition will be available live and on a free basis to audiences in Brazil on the FIFA+ platform, produced in Portuguese and with local commentary and match analysis.
As part of the deal, Brazilian icon Ronaldo – one of the Seleção’s greatest ever players – will partner with FIFA+ to produce content across his multiplatform channel, Ronaldo TV.
It will feature exclusive interviews, Ronaldo reacting to matches, FIFA+ highlights from games, and cross promotion of FIFA+’s rich Portuguese language offering.
Twitch streamer Casimiro, meanwhile, will broadcast one match from the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ daily, including all matches of the Brazilian national team, the semi-finals and the final. In total, 22 games will be shown live on his social and digital platforms.
LiveMode will also be responsible for the innovative broadcasts alongside FIFA+, the new streaming service which offers football fans access to live content, original programming, and the greatest audio-visual archive in sport.
Through this partnership, all parties will offer a unique and exciting alternative to traditional broadcasts, engaging the millions of young fans who follow Casimiro and want to experience the FIFA World Cup™ in a relaxed and irreverent way.
The FIFA World Cup™ is the most watched sports event on the planet. The previous edition, held in Russia in 2018, was watched by 3.5 billion people worldwide and FIFA is confident that the competition in Qatar will make an even bigger impact.
The first broadcast will be the opening ceremony and opening match between Qatar and Ecuador on 20 November and it will end with the final on 18 December.