Think you can transfer your gaming skills from your living room to the world stage? Ever dreamt of scoring the winning goal in the FIFA World Cup final? Think you've got the guile to side-step Vieira, nutmeg Roberto Carlos and smash home the winner to be crowned the FIFA Interactive World Player of 2004?
Well now's your chance, thanks to the inaugural FIFA Interactive World Cup 2004.
The one-day extravaganza, to be held at Earls Court on November 20 2004, invites gamers from all over the UK to prove their silky skills at EA SPORTS' FIFA Football 2005 played via Xbox Live. Gamers then have the chance of going through to the worldwide final at the FIFA headquarter in Zurich on December 19 to take on the best players from seven other worldwide events.
You can just turn up on the day and take your chances, however we've teamed up with those nice people at EA to offer 15 Gold Tickets for lucky readers. These 15 select Gold VIP tickets mean you can avoid the queues and all that pre-qualifying malarkey and head straight into the heart of the action.
All 15 winners will also win a copy of FIFA 2005 on Xbox and one ultimate lucky winner will land a limited edition Xbox Crystal Console.
Don't get carded for time wasting as entry closes on Monday November 15 2004, just five short days from now.
For football fans who have silky skills in their feet rather than their hands, four specially designed skills areas will be in place so you can practice flicks and tricks for the Penalty Speed Kick, Free Kick Wall, Timed Dribble and Shoot and Accuracy Goal, while top DJ's Darren Emerson, Tim Westwood, Krafty Kuts and Mutiny entertain the crowds.
Anyone who fancies their chances of making the grade for the Interactive cup can simply turn up at Earls Court between 9-11am on Saturday November 20th, to pre-qualify for one of 512 places available for one of the semi finals that afternoon. For more information, log onto the official FIFA Interactive World Cup site .
To enter, just answer the following ...ahem tricky football related question...