With just days to go until the 2022 World Cup in Qatar begins, FIFA 23 EA Sports developers have picked an unlikely team to win.
From November 20, 32 nations will be battling it out for the trophy, including last tournament’s winner France.
Although the current champions remain the favorites to clinch the title again, EA Sports has other ideas.
It might be a good idea to listen to the prediction. It correctly predicted Spain’s win in 2010, Germany’s win in 2014 and France’s win in 2018.
The way it works is that the team uses FIFA’s special World Cup mode to simulate how all 64 matches of the tournament will end.
The in-game tournament runs just like the real thing, with teams getting knocked out along the way.
Players in the game have stats and performances based on the real players, which probably led to FIFA games being able to predict previous winners.
This year’s winning team will appear to be current third-favourite Argentina.
Under captain Lionel Messi, Argentina would win their third World Cup if the prediction is correct.
However, despite recent successes in South America, the team has not won an international honor for 28 years.
Messi is also EA Sports’ pick for the Golden Boot and looks set to be the top scorer of the entire competition.
Despite all his accolades at five World Cups, Messi has never lifted the trophy and this will be his last chance.
Messi is also expected to take home the Golden Ball as the best player overall.
You can read a full breakdown of the simulated tournament on the FIFA 23 website.
Players with higher ratings in FIFA 23 obviously performed better in the simulation.
Messi is one of the highest rated players in the game with a rating of 91 despite sharing the title with Karim Benzema, Kevin De Bruyne and Kylian Mbappé.
Free World Cup content updates for FIFA 23 players will be available starting November 9th on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with FIFA Ultimate Team updates starting November 11th.
Written by Alex Bugg and Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.
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