The artificial intelligence behind EA Sports’ FIFA video game franchise is remarkably impressive. EA’s FIFA World Cup simulation has accurately predicted the past three World Cup winners in a row, dating back to 2010.
Now, EA Sports’ FIFA 23 has churned out new results for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. It includes some good news for cautiously optimistic USMNT fans as well as the millions and millions of Lionel Messi fans both in Argentina and elsewhere around the world.
EA Sports’ FIFA World Cup Simulation: FIFA 23 Predicts Argentina Wins It All, USMNT Make Quarterfinals
With less than two weeks left before the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, this year’s simulation results are in. EA Sports played out all 64 matches from the Group Stage through to the World Cup Finals.
Here is a picture of the latest FIFA World Cup Simulation results:
EA Sports' predictions have accurately picked the winner of every World Cup since 2010.
In 2022, they have the USMNT reaching the quarterfinals with Christian Pulisic scoring five goals in five games 👀
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— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 8, 2022
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Aregentina beats Brazil 1-0 in the 2022 World Cup Final.
Christian Pulisic leads UMSNT out of the group stage and with a win over Senegal in the Round of 16. But the USMNT ultimately lose 0-1 against France in the Quarterfinals.
France beats Portugal 4-2 in the Third Place game after Brazil beat Portugal in penalties in the Semis and Argentina edged out France 1-0 in their Semifinal match.
EA Sports’ FIFA 23 predicted that Argentina superstar Lionel Messi will be the tournament’s top scorer and take home the Golden Boot award as well as the Golden Ball award.
Other highlights include England falling 1-3 to The Netherlands in the Round of 16. Germany gets smoked by Brazil 3-0 in the Quarterfinals. And Spain falls to Croatia in the Round of 16.
It’s worth noting that the EA Sports FIFA World Cup simulation has predicted the past three winners of the World Cup accurately but not the rest of the tournament. This is a total crapshoot once the first whistle is blown. But it has to be incredibly encouraging for Lionel Messi and the Argentinian National Team to see EA Sports’ highly-sophisticated AI predict they’ll win it all.