In 2012, the action takes on a more national flavour, with eight pre-qualifiers to be held at certain EB Games stores in NSW, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and WA. The winner of each event will be flown to Sydney for the qualifying event on April 4.
Then the overall winner will be invited to the international grand final, which has a prize of $20,000 plus a trophy which will be presented at the FIFA Players Gala.
Australia's Mark Azzi came third in the grand final of the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2011.
The pre-qualifying events will be held on March 22, starting at 6pm. Registration is required - see www.fiwcaustralia.com.au/. The locations are the EB Games stores at Westfield Miranda, Top Ryde City, Charlestown Square, Robina Town Centre, Rockhampton Fair, Rundle Mall, Knox City, and Cannington.
And there's still time to compete in the last three online qualifying seasons.