Rio de Janeiro - A Danish teenager has claimed the virtual World Cup by beating his English rival in the online Playstation gaming competition, overcoming a field of almost two million entrants.

While his nation did not make it to the real World Cup, 18-year-old August Rosenmeier did his bit for Danish pride by beating England's David Bytheway 3-1 on Thursday to win the FIFA Interactive World Cup (FIWC).

The FIWC, which is played exclusively with EA Sports' FIFA 14 game and on a Sony PlayStation 3, has grown from 28,000 entrants in the inaugural tournament in 2004 to a huge online field in 2014.

Rosenmeier claimed a $20,000 first prize as reward for his dedication, saying he 'trains' for four to six hours per day. - Sapa-AP