869,543 players, one dream: To reach the Grand Final of the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2011 and be in with a chance of winning USD 20,000 prize money and an exclusive invitation to the FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala.
For Javier Munoz of Colombia and Portuguese youngster Francisco Cruz, this dream became a reality. Many described the title-decider between the two console kings as one of the greatest EA SPORTS™ FIFA 11 matches of all time. Indeed, it is difficult to think of a match more deserving of such high praise than a clash between the two best players from almost 900,000 FIWC hopefuls.
Former USA international and National Soccer Hall of Fame member Eric Wynalda offered fans an intriguing insight into the tactics of the two finalists. With his experience as a broadcast commentator, he provided razor-sharp analysis of the game alongside FIWC10 champion Nenad Stojkovic. Wynalda was astounded by the real-to-life graphics of the game. "I sometimes forgot it was a video game during the match," he said.
Now you have the chance to relive Javier Munoz's mesmerising runs and marvel at the expert deliveries of Francisco 'King of Crosses' Cruz. Click on the above video and watch the final match of the FIWC11 Grand Final in its entirety.