It’s the biggest sporting event of the year, with 32 teams competing for the coveted World Cup trophy but there can only be one winner and, according to EA Sports, that winner will be… France.
EA Sports has a close tie with the World Cup. Its big 2018 FIFA World Cup mode is available now for FIFA 18 and essentially adds a whole new game within the core game.
Using all the data it has amassed from the player and team rankings in the 2018 FIFA World Cup update, as well as the data it has from FIFA 18, it ran a simulation of the tournament and France were the eventual winners. This was after a final where Germany took on France and lost. France’s Antoine Griezmann also tied for the Golden Boot with Spain’s Isco.
EA Sports actually has a great track record with its predictions. In Brazil 2014, it predicted Germany to win (despite a European team never winning a World Cup on South American soil) and before that, it successfully had Spain to win the 2010 World Cup.
Never tell me the odds
While odds aren’t quite fixed yet, with the tournament some weeks away, it is thought that Germany and Brazil are currently joint favorites to lift the cup. So if EA’s predictions do end up being accurate then it will be something of a surprise.
EA Sports has made its own predictor available to play online , so you can have a go to see if your results end up being the same.
Anything has got to better than relying on Paul the Octopus .
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