Fair play on the console too
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Not only a thrilling contest, the FIFA Interactive World Cup is above all a tournament which unites hundreds of thousands of players from around the world, all of whom share a common passion for football.

The social aspect of the FIWC is underlined by the countless matches taking place around the world every day, not to mention the ever-increasing numbers of gamers signing up to take part in the world's biggest interactive football tournament.

Just as in real football, fair play is the basis for every memorable moment at the FIWC. Far more important than winning or losing is enjoyment of the game and the communal spirit that arises from it. As such, we ask all participants to demonstrate good sportsmanship both on and off the field at the FIFA Interactive World Cup to ensure this year's tournament is one to remember for all the right reasons!

Together with our partners EA SPORTS™, we constantly monitor the FIFA Interactive World Cup to ensure fair play throughout. Any form of infringement on the principles of fair play will lead to immediate disqualification from the FIFA Interactive World Cup.

'Develop the game, touch the world, build a better future.' Help FIFA accomplish its mission by taking part in the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2011. We wish all gamers every success in this year's tournament and look forward to an exciting and above all sporting competition!