Final eight to battle for Wildcard in Museum Showdown

After six preliminary rounds, the FIFA World Football Museum's Final FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017 Live Qualification Tournament will take place on Monday 5 June 2017, starting at 4pm (CET).

An international group of eight incredible EA SPORTS™ FIFA 17 gamers will gather in the museum's new Event Hall and compete for a wildcard seat at the European Regional Qualifiers of the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017.

Eight participants from three different countries will compete in the hopes of claiming an elusive ticket to the Grand Final in London. Current Swiss champion Luca Boller and fellow countrymen Bruno Bardelas and Julian Ulrich will be hoping to win it. Meanwhile, Andrei Gurev and Anton Klenov will once-again travel over three thousand kilometers from Russia to Switzerland in the hopes of claiming the Wildcard Final. All five players have secured their spot in the museum's Final Live Tournament thanks to their wins at one of the previous preliminary tournaments held at the museum.

Luigji Pepaj will also attend. The Swiss lost the Final of the third preliminary tournament against Erhan Kayman from Germany, but since Kayman could book his ticket to the European Qualifiers through the online season, Pepaj has a potential window of opportunity presented to him. Rounding off the list of eight Museum finalists are Sandro Poschinger from Switzerland and Jose Soares from Portugal. Both players reached the Final of last weekend's "Super Sunday" tournament organized by, thereby securing them two wildcards for the museum's Final Live Tournament.

The pre-event draw and main event will be moderated by famous Swiss TV moderator Miriam Rickli.

Follow the action live! The FIFA Interactive World Cup Facebook account will be live streaming from the semifinals onwards.

Want to visit the museum and watch live? The event is open to the public and free to experience.