On 9 January 2012 the world’s greatest player will be crowned at the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2011 Gala in Zurich. Defending FIFA Interactive World Cup Champion Francisco Cruz will be sitting amongst the stars during the Gala and so could you!

To celebrate the launch of the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2012 we are giving away a trip to the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2011 Gala. One lucky winner will get the chance to experience the exclusive event first hand!

Register for FIWC12 and you could win a trip to Zurich
All you have to do to be in with a chance of experiencing the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2011 Gala is register for the first online season of the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2012. The prize includes: hotel and flights, access to the press conference where Francisco will be presented his FIWC award by a surprise football star and tickets to the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2011 Gala.

A dream come true
"This day meant so much more to me than winning the prize money," said FIWC 2010 Champion Nenad Stojkovic of his VIP visit to the Gala. For a taste of what it's like to attend the VIP event watch our video of FIWC10 Champion Nenad Stojkovic at the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2010.

The awards

The nominees for the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2011 are Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Xavi. In addition to the men's top individual award the FIFA Women's World Player will also be crowned. The nominees for the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year are Marta, Homare Sawa and Abby Wambach. Other awards that will be handed out on the special evening in Zurich include the FIFA Men’s and Women’s Football Coach of the Year trophies, the FIFA Puskas Award for the best goal of the year, the FIFA/FIFPro World XI, the Presidential award and the FIFA Fair Play award.

To ensure you don't miss out on this unique opportunity, register now for the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2012 and sign up for the FIFA Ballon d"Or contest!

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