EA Sports has gone against the bookies by tipping Germany to lift the World Cup in Brazil this month, following its official 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil simulation.
According to the simulation, Germany will defeat hosts Brazil 2:1 in extra time, with Miroslav Klose netting the winner. Current holders Spain will finish third, following a 3:1 victory over Portugal. Sadly, according to EA Sports, my home nation (England) gets knocked out in the quarter finals, but, to be honest, I’d be happy if we made it that far.
FC Barcelona and Brazilian player Neymar Jr. wins the Golden Boot with six goals.
Back in 2010 EA Sports World Cup simulation correctly predicted that Spain would win. A full rundown of the simulation knock-out stage results can be found below:
Round of 16
- Brazil v Netherlands 3:1
- Ivory Coast v Uruguay 2:3
- France v Nigeria 0:1
- Portugal v Russia 2:0
- Spain v Mexico 3:1
- England v Colombia 1:1 (4:3 pens)
- Argentina v Ecuador 2:0
- Belgium v Germany 1:2
- Brazil v Uruguay 2:2 (4:3 pens)
- Portugal v Nigeria 4:3
- England v Spain 0:2
- Germany v Argentina 2:1
- Brazil v Portugal 1:0
- Spain v Germany 0:0 (4:5 pens)
- Portugal v Spain 1:3
- Brazil v Germany 1:2 (AET)