EA used the same engine to successfully predict Spain to win four years ago and have run the latest simulation of all the matches the 32 World Cup qualifying teams will be playing under the conditions in Brazil.
The outcome of the tournament according to EA’s simulation will have Germany beating Brazil 2-1 in the final with a winning goal from the Germans in extra time. Spain will reportedly take 3rd place beating Portugal 3-1 in the 3rd place play-off.
The simulation also expects that England will make the quarter finals after winning against Columbia 4-3 on penalties in the last 16. England however will sadly lose to Spain 2-0 in the quarters according to EA.
The Spain v Germany Semi Final that follows perhaps most accurately predicts the game will end in a 0-0 draw with Germany beating the current champs 5-4 on penalties.
The winning goal from Germany will apparently come from Miroslav Klose scoring from close range in extra time. If the simulation does turn out to be true this will apparently also write Klose into the history books as the top World Cup goal scorer with 16 goals.
The simulation also threw up the following predictions:
- Golden Boot winner: Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior (Brazil), 6 goals
- Golden Ball winner: Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior
- Best Goal: Andrés Iniesta vs. England
Should you disagree with EA you’ll be able to make your own predictions using their new EA SPORTS FIFA World Cup interactive bracket available here.