FIFA adds YouTube channel

ZURICH -- FIFA has increased its use of social media by launching a YouTube channel showing free highlights from some World Cup matches.

FIFA says it will add features on preparations for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, streaming live media events and other international tournament matches.

The channel was launched by screening clips from five 2010 World Cup matches, including Spain's 2-0 win against Honduras and the United States beating Algeria 1-0.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter said YouTube users should be able to watch "the greatest moments" of World Cup history.

FIFA said the new channel aims to "further engage with fans by including user-generated content."

Blatter began posting Twitter messages at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.