Johann SIMON

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Johann Simon

Age: 20

Country: France

Occupation: Student

Hobbies: Football, having fun, sports, going out

Favourite player: Cristiano Ronaldo

Favourite team in FIFA 14: Real Madrid

Favourite formation: 4-1-2-1-2

When did you start playing the EA SPORTS™ FIFA series?
I started playing with FIFA 2000 and have been competing online since FIFA 08.

What made you decide to participate in the FIWC?
It was always a dream to participate in the Grand Final of the FIWC and I had more motivation since I saw that the final destination was Rio de Janeiro.

What has been your best result at the FIWC leading up to the 2014 edition?
In FIWC 2012 qualification I lost in the French Final against Bruce Grannec, one step way from qualification for Dubai.

In your opinion what do you think your chances are in the Grand Final?
​I will go to Rio not just to participate. I think I can win and it's up to me to practice until the Grand Final. I know that I'm an outsider but all is possible in this competition.

How does it feel to have secured your seat for the Grand Final?
​I feel so happy! Finding out was one of the best days of my life and I still can't believe it.

What do you think it takes to win the Grand Final?
To win the Grand Final I think I will have to stay focused on each game, keep calm and have some luck. I have to practice a lot before the competition and play my game during the competition.

Which team will you be supporting at the FIFA World Cup?
​Of course my country France and I also like Argentina and Portugal.