Spain won another major trophy when Alfonso Ramos was crowned FIFA Interactive World Cup 2012 champion, to become the first two-times winner of the event.
The 2008 champion defeated 2009 FIWC champion Bruce Grannec of France in a penalty shootout after neither player could break the deadlock.
Ramos wins $20,000 and a trip to the next Ballon d'Or Gala after beating out a field of more than 1.3million participants.
"“When I won in 2008 I think there were maybe 100,000 players and now it's over a million. It’s become so very hard." Ramos told FIFA.com.
The FIWC Grand Final was staged in the Jumeirah Resort in Dubai by FIFA and Presenting Partners EA SPORTS and Sony PlayStation, with FIFA World Cup winners Christian Karembeu and Luca Toni special guests.
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere hopes the latest operation on his troublesome ankle will prove the last as he looks to recover full fitness for both club and country next season.