Argentina is the champion of the 2022 World Cup! Will it hit EA again?

Soccer is a very unpredictable sport, with situations beyond the control of coaches and athletes that can completely change the course of a match. Even so, EA Sports has done an excellent job of predicting the champions of the major qualifying tournament, and if the developer gets it right again, many Brazilians will not like the outcome of the 2022 Cup.

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But before we put “La Pulga” behind the ears of our fans, it’s worth taking a quick look at the series’ simulations. FIFA Before. Starting with the South African Cup, in this case the studio used a game released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 to crown Spain as champions. Although they were wrong that Brazil would be runners-up, the title was finally confirmed.

Moving to the tournament on our soil in 2014, again the official game developed by EA was wrong to place our team in second place, but the big winner was Germany. Such a confrontation would only be possible if we or the Europeans finished second in their groups, which did not happen.

At the World Cup held in Russia and during the simulation in St FIFA 18, they reached a contested final between France and Germany, where the French won their second world title. Although it was not a game, the winner was confirmed. Do you want another shot? Brazil fell to Belgium in the quarter-finals, with the difference that in the video game the score for the Belgians was 2×0, but in reality it was 2×1.

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It’s time to put the crystal ball, or rather FIFA 23 If it works and the game succeeds, the 2022 Cup will be Argentina’s third title. In addition, their simulation also indicated Lionel Messi as the tournament’s top scorer with eight goals, in addition to Tuss winning the best player award.

If it all comes to pass, it would be the crowning achievement for one of the greatest footballers of all time, with the Argentine winning the only trophy missing from his extensive collection. However, it is hard to believe that he would have that role at the World Cup, and at this tournament Messi has never had the kind of performances we have seen at clubs.

As for the athletes on the other teams, EA Sports also took the opportunity to reveal what the trophy selection would be. Set up in a daring 4-2-4 formation, the players selected will be as follows – and note the number of Argentines:

  • Emiliano Martinez – ARG
  • Joao Cancelo – POR
  • Raphael Varane – FRA
  • Marquinhos – BRA
  • Marcos Acuna – ARG
  • Leandro Paredes – ARG
  • Rodrigo de Paul – ARG
  • Vinicius Jr. – bra
  • Lionel Messi – ARG
  • Kylian Mbappe – FRA
  • Richarlison – BRA
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Considering the last three predictions of EA games, the chances of the Argentines falling out of line may seem high, but there is an important detail that is worth considering, and I am talking about the mistake they made. who made the joke.

The problem is that if Brazil, Argentina, France and Germany are the first places in the order of qualification of the teams in the group stage, it would be impossible for us and our brothers to meet in the finals.

Realizing the error, EA removed much of the explanation on its website about the path the main teams took in the 2022 World Cup simulation, but kept the announcement that Brazil and Argentina will face each other for the first time. in another final. However, they are no longer talking about England only finishing second in their group or that our team might beat the Portuguese on penalties in the semi-finals.

They also talked about the fact that Brazil played a rematch with Germany in the quarter-finals, because even without the return of that unforgettable 7×1, we managed to beat the opponent 3×0, with the goals of Vinicius Jr. and Richarlison. If it’s any consolation, at least at this stage of the competition, such a confrontation will not be impossible with the group stage.

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It’s hard to say what happened to the people at EA Sport to make such an absurd mistake, not least because if we use the match simulator presented on the company’s website, it even respects the FIFA key.

This clearly challenges the game’s ability to predict who will be the 2022 cup champion. Of course, it is not an exact science, with many variables that can affect the outcome of the match, but from the moment they present the match. It would be impossible, all the magic of trying to predict the big winner of the tournament is gone.

Another factor playing against EA is the company’s ludicrous prediction for the 2006 World Cup. Although Italy was crowned the winner in the real world, the game created for this competition presents the Czech Republic as the unprecedented champion. Worse than expected? The Czechs did not even get past the group stage and fell behind the Italians and Ghana itself.

That is, as much as these simulations are fun and in most cases they get it right – watch the performance of the series crazy At the Super Bowl – you can’t take them too seriously. Even so, don’t be surprised if the blue and white of South America is celebrating more than a month from now, okay?

PS: from today (9) FIFA 23 Gets an update that recreates the whole atmosphere of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, allowing us to use one of the 32 participating teams to reach the grand final. The news will be available for free PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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