Rafael FORTES
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Host Country Qualifier Winner 

Name: Rafael Salles Leite Fortes

Age:
18

Favourite player: Sebastian Abreu in real life and Cristiano Ronaldo in FIFA 14

Favourite team: Botafogo in real life and Real Madrid in FIFA 14

Favorite formation: 4-2-3-1

When did you start playing the EA SPORTS™ FIFA Series?
About five years ago, in FIFA 09.

What made you decide to participate in the FIWC?
The chance of conquering the title in my hometown and playing against the best players in the world.

How does it feel to be the best Brazilian player for FIWC14?
It's good. It makes it worth all the hours I put into playing on the console.

Which team will you be supporting at the FIFA World Cup?
My country, Brazil.

In your opinion what do you think your chances are in the Grand Final?
I'm fully focused and concentrated. I'm ready to play my best football and win the world title.

How does it feel to have secured your seat for the Grand Final?
It is a dream come true and I feel honoured to be Brazil’s representative. I am now going to train day and night to ensure I do Brazil proud at the FIWC Grand Final!