EA predicts Germany to win 2014 FIFA World Cup
Germany is going to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, according to an Electronic Arts simulation using EA Sports 2014 FIFA WOrld Cup Brazil.
Using the recently released game, EA was able to simulate the 2014 FIFA World Cup and test all 32 teams under the same conditions they will face in Brazil. In the end, Germany defeated Brazil 2-1. If it turns out to be true, it will be Germany's fourth FIFA World Cup and the first time a European nation has won on South American soil.
Here's a brief recap of the simulation:
In the EA SPORTS simulation, the Final itself was an epic battle as Brazil squared off against Germany in a repeat of the 2002 World Cup Finals. The Brazilian ‘samba boys' got off to an impressive start, overwhelming Germany with their skill, speed and free-flowing football. The early pressure paid off as Neymar found space behind the German backline and beat Manuel Neuer one-on-one, making him the tournament's top scorer in the process (6 goals). As the game continued, the resilient Germans settled down and began to find their rhythm. Late in the match, Per Mertesacker would equalize for Germany with a towering header from a well-delivered Mesut Özil corner. Brazilian dreams of a fairytale finish were crushed in extra-time when substitute Miroslav Klose reacted first to a loose ball and scored from close range, writing himself into the history books as the FIFA World Cup's all-time top scorer (16 goals). With the win, Germany claimed their fourth World Cup.
Germany's path to FIFA World Cup glory included a tight 2-1 quarter-final victory over Argentina and a 5-4 penalty shootout semi-final win over defending champions Spain. Brazil's journey to the final included a come from behind 4-3 penalty shootout win against Uruguay and a 1-0 semi-final win over Portugal where a late Neymar goal was the difference.
Despite how ridiculous it sounds to predict a winner based on a video game simulation, but EA's predictions have been have been scarily accurate in the past. Four years ago, EA Sports correctly predicted that Spain would prevail as the tournament champions. They did.