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Danish teen wins virtual World Cup
Danish teen takes out virtual World Cup on Playstation, beats English rival in final
By The Associated Press
Associated Press
2014-07-04 11:01 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A Danish teenager has claimed the virtual World Cup by beating his English rival in the online Playstation gaming competition, overcoming a field of almost two million entrants.

While his nation did not make it to the real World Cup, 18-year-old August Rosenmeier did his bit for Danish pride by beating England's David Bytheway 3-1 on Thursday to win the FIFA Interactive World Cup (FIWC).

The FIWC, which is played exclusively with EA Sports' FIFA 14 game and on a Sony PlayStation 3, has grown from 28,000 entrants in the inaugural tournament in 2004 to a huge online field in 2014.

Rosenmeier claimed a $20,000 first prize as reward for his dedication, saying he 'trains' for four to six hours per day.

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