Tihomir KOLEV
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Tihomir Kolev

Age: 18

Country: Bulgaria

Occupation: Student

Hobbies: Football, FIFA, movies

Favourite player: Kaká

Favourite team in FIFA 14: Real Madrid 

Favourite formation: 4-2-3-1 or 4-2-2-2

When did you start playing the EA SPORTS™ FIFA series?
I started in 2004. I was addicted to it immediately!

What made you decide to participate in the FIWC? 
First of all this is the most prestigious FIFA-series tournament and i'm a big fan of it. It's been my dream to qualify and I am happy that it is now a reality! The thing that gave me the most motivation for this year's tournament was the World Cup because I love this game very, very much. Football is my passion.

What has been your best result at the FIWC leading up to the 2014 edition? 
Qualifying for Rio is my biggest success so far.

In your opinion what do you think your chances are in the Grand Final?
I think that all the finalists have an equal chance of winning the Grand Final.

How does it feel to have secured your seat for the Grand Final?
Very, very, happy! I feel special now! I have this feeling that I have achieved a very huge accomplishment. It's just indescribable.

What do you think it takes to win the Grand Final? 
A lot of luck and to be very strong mentally.

Which team will you be supporting at the FIFA World Cup?