Roy Keane, captain of the Republic of Ireland International team, has signed a deal to star in EON Digital Entertainment's new football game for the PlayStation 2.

Players can challenge contestants worldwide for the ultimate accolade of being crowned the greatest International League Soccer player and the opportunity to meet Roy, by using the World Ranking Mode at internationalleaguesoccer.com.

Roy Keane said: "I'm really pleased to be involved in a Playstation 2 game and there couldn’t be a better one than International League Soccer. Its graphics and realism are brilliant and the World Ranking Mode means players from all over the World can compete with each other. It’s a scorcher of a game!"

International League Soccer has received the backing of Diadora, the international sports brand based in Italy, and have played an active role in the creation of the game to ensure its authenticity, with their branding appearing on the in-game billboards and stadia.

International League Soccer is due for release on the PlayStation 2 on June 8th, and watch out for limited edition t-shirts, footballs and posters from Diadora to support the launch of the title.