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FIFA Interactive World Cup this weekend

FIFA 07 tournament about to kick off with $20,000 up for grabs

FIFA, Xbox and EA Sports have revealed that the third FIFA Interactive World Cup - the footy tournament for gamers - will be kicking off this weekend in HMV Stores and on Xbox Live.

You can register for the tournament qualifiers on Xbox Live from November 1st, or simply turn up to any of the Oxford Circus, Manchester, Leeds Headrow, Glasgow, Birmingham High St or Cardiff HMV stores on either Friday 27t or Saturday October 28.

Local winners from the qualifier events will then progress to the grand final on Decmber 9 in Amsterdam, where 128 FIFA wizards will battle it out for the grand prize trip to the FIFA World Player Gala in Zurich and a cool cash prize of $20,000 (around £10,600).

Last year, Xbox Live entrant Chris Bullard from Ipswich defeated Gabor Mokos of Kecskemét, Hungary in a button-mashing final at London's Brewery.

You can find out more info on the tournament at Potential entrants can brush up their skills via the Xbox Live marketplace demo.