orld Cup fever begins two days early here at GameSpot! Although the real 2006 World Cup doesn't start until Friday, June 9, we're getting a head start on the month-long sporting festivities with another live event broadcast: The 2006 GameSpot World Cup. Of course, it wouldn't be a World Cup without some international flavor, which is why we're pitting two editors from GameSpot's San Francisco headquarters against the battle-hardened GameSpot UK crew in jolly old England! Four editors playing EA Sports' 2006 FIFA World Cup for Xbox 360, with play-by-play commentary provided by Rich Gallup and noted
soccer football expert Jeff Gerstmann, and it's all happening LIVE. Will the upstart American crew teach the UK hooligans a thing or two about the beautiful game or will GameSpot UK provide their American rivals with a footy beatdown, bangers and mash-style? Tune in on Wednesday, June 7 at noon PDT (8 p.m. in London) to see it all go down LIVE!
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| Name: Brian Ekberg |
Nickname: Goofyfoot B
Height: 6' 1"
Blood Type: O positive
Position: Defensive Center (5th grade), Bench Warmer (6th grade on)
Favorite Soccer Team: Arsenal
Favorite Soccer Moment: Brandy Chastain's sports bra
Best Soccer Movie: Victory
| Name: Justin Calvert |
Nickname: Edward Betchley
Blood Type: Red, White and Blue
Position: Right Wing
Favorite Soccer Team: Bolton Wanderers
Favorite Soccer Moment: Germany 1 - England 5
Best Soccer Movie: Shaolin Soccer
| Name: Guy Cocker |
Nickname: El Duderino
Blood Type: Unknown
Position: In the club bar
Favorite Football Team: Blackburn Rovers
Favorite Football Moment: Reviewing FIFA without once using the word ‘soccer'
Best Football Movie: Shaolin Soccer
| Name: Phil Elliott |
Nickname: Goal Machine
Height: 5' 11"
Blood Type: Football fever flows through my veins...
Position: Centre Midfield, controlling the park.
Favorite Football Team: Spurs.
Favorite Football Moment: England lifting the World Cup this year...
Best Football Movie: There are any that are good?