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Danish teen wins virtual World Cup

July 3, 2014 • Business


Denmark’s August Rosenmeier, left, winner of the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2014, holds a trophy while Brazil’s former soccer great Ronaldo applauds, during the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2014 Grand Final at Sugar Loaf, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, July 3, 2014. The FIWC is organized by FIFA and its presenting partners, and is recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s largest online gaming tournament. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

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).

The FIWC, which is played exclusively with EA Sports’ FIFA 14 game and on a Login to read more

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