Screen grab from a mini opening ceremony held for a FIFA World Cup comouter tournament. The trophy and info packs on the players. A group of friends hold their own FIFA World Cup each year on the playstation. See SWNS story SWFIFA; A group of friends travel back to their home town every year to host their own World Cup tournament on PLAYSTATION – complete with an opening ceremony. James Whitley, 31, hosts the 14-hour event along with his seven pals taking part in the computer game competition. Dotted around the UK, one of the group even travels 400 miles from Dublin just to take part in their annual tradition in Maidstone, Kent – which this year was their tenth. The event planned months in advance starts with each member of the group drawing out a team and purchasing a football top in dedication.

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