Online Qualifier Season 1

Andre Casagrande Buffo

Age: 18

Country: Brazil

City: Sao Paulo

Profession: Student

Hobbies: Playing football, seeing friends, playing poker

Favourite player: Thierry Henry

Favourite club: FC Sao Paulo

Favourite team in FIFA 11: Chelsea FC

Favourite formation used: 3-4-3

When did you start playing the EA SPORTS™ FIFA series?
"I started playing EA SPORTS FIFA on a more professional level in 2006 and won two national tournaments that year."

Why do you take part in the FIFA Interactive World Cup?
"I love competing. EA SPORTS FIFA is something that I’m good at so taking part in an official FIFA tournament is something really special. Plus the prize money, meeting the friends you made online and especially the trip to the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala are a big motivation for me."

What was your best result at FIWC so far?
"My best result was 2008 in Berlin where I ended up finishing in fourth place."

How do you rate your chances for the FIWC11 Grand Final?
"When I qualified in 2009 I knew I wouldn’t win because I wasn’t on the same level as the other players. But now I feel confident and if I keep improving my psychological strength I should stand a big chance of winning."