World Cup Grudge Match

Revisit our US vs. UK World Cup Grudge Match and find out which team reigned supreme!

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"
Weight: 220
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
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 175
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
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 160
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"
Weight: 190
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?

Vital Stats

2006 FIFA World Cup
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: EA Canada
Release Date: Apr 24, 2006 (more)
We Say
8.2
You Say
8.2
(545 votes)
Rank: 108 of 28,623
5
Rank on X360: 17 of 273
Player Reviews: 40
Wish Lists: 260
Collections: 384
Now Playing: 205
Tracking: 650
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