Portugal versus England - it's a classic contest with a riveting recent history. In real life, the fixture has always proven a closely fought match, but on the PlayStation®3 it was very much a one-sided affair as Francisco Cruz took on Manchester United star Wayne Rooney.

The reigning FIFA Interactive World Champion triumphed 3-0 against the England striker, who nonetheless provided decent opposition having claimed to be the best EA SPORTS™ FIFA 12 player among his peers. "I had some good chances and scored a few, but he could have scored one or two as well," said Cruz.

Francisco's match against Rooney was one of many highlights on a memorable day for the FIWC11 champion. Discussing tactics with Sir Alex Ferguson, words of encouragement from Nemanja Vidic and photo opportunities with Lionel Messi, Xavi and Andres Iniesta, not to mention a meeting with FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, were all on the agenda for the console king. Watch the video above to find out exactly what the 17-year-old Portuguese got up to during his trip to Zurich for the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2011 Gala.

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