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Sunday, July 6, 2014

DENMARK WINS THE WORLD CUP!! ... kinda

Danish teen wins FIFA Interactive World Cup by outplaying almost two million entrants in FIFA 14 PlayStation battle

While his nation did not make it to the real World Cup, 18-year-old August Rosenmeier did his bit for Danish pride by beating England’s David Bytheway 3-1 on Thursday to win the FIFA Interactive World Cup (FIWC). Rosenmeier, who said he 'trains' four to six hours a day, won $20,000.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Danish teenager has claimed the virtual World Cup by beating his English rival in the final of the online Playstation gaming competition, overcoming a field of almost two million entrants.

While his nation did not make it to the real World Cup, 18-year-old August Rosenmeier did his bit for Danish pride by beating England’s David Bytheway 3-1 on Thursday to win the FIFA Interactive World Cup (FIWC). ...

See the whole story here, courtesy of the NY Daily News.

Kicking Back Comments: Might have well been the real World Cup ... Football starts, prize money, glory ... I have to believe this young man feels the same way.

1 comment:

  1. Peter
    I was hoping you would comment on what happened yesterday during the Kicks from the Mark after the Netherland-Costa Rico game.
    I was beside my self to see that the Referee allowed the GK to get face to face and say things to the kicker (I thought I saw his finger touching the Kicker at one instance) before the kick.

    HOW can this be allowed????
    This is crazy. AND it was relayed to millions of players, coaches all around the world, that GK can provoke FACE TO FACE with the kicker (this is not the same as waving arms on the goal line before the kick.)
    If FIFA or US SOCCER do not come out with a memorandum on ridding this, then
    the Kicks from the Mark will be the highest occasion for send offs, than all other instances on the field during that game.
    Will it be long before the kicker understands that HEY I can do the same. The kicker will leave the spot and walk up to the keeper and whisper " your mothers a XXXX" just to distract his attention.
    Thanks for the time

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