Canadian picker MPear11 was officially crowned champion of the inaugural season of the FIFA World League Predictor this weekend, picking up 118 points in the 31st and final round. Second-placed DanielOlaf of Mexico needed a big week to have any chance of catching up with the Canadian leader, but could only manage 69 points to put an end to his withering challenge. USA-based Javy1409 rounds out the all-North American top-three in the final standings with 7535 points, 414 less than the overall leader.
The prize for the Canuck champion, who has been in first place for seven weeks after a shaky start, is a trip for two and tickets to a group game at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™. He isn't the only one picking up a hot prize on the final weekend of the season as ingolaf of Mexico pocketed a startling 620 points from the final round, entitling himself to an autographed jersey from the FIFA World Cup-winner of his choice.
In addition to ingolof's prize, the six best finishers from each of FIFA's six confederations will each receive the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany book entitled 'The Final Day', together with the DVD 'The Grand Finale'. The lucky bunch from round 31 are: guinno (CONCACAF, USA), endrax (CONMEBOL, Colombia) croazia (UEFA, Croatia), DONPLATO (CAF, Ghana), magyfan (AFC, Syria) and murilopezao (OFC, New Zealand).
While MPear11's prize of a trip to the first FIFA World Cup in Africa will be the envy of the bunch, the best performers in each of FIFA's six confederations over the course of the season win an official match ball from the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. The lucky six are: DanielOlaf (CONCACAF, Mexico), DiegoLeon (CONMEBOL, Colombia), albufera (UEFA, Spain), flagsco (CAF, Mauritius), jabbour (AFC, Lebanon) and Fred562 (OFC, New Zealand).
FIFA.com would like to thank all the players for their participation in the first-ever FIFA World Leagues Predictor and invite you to test your wits in season two, scheduled to get underway in August of 2008.