If the EA Sports simulation has anything to do with the real-life World Cup, then Germany has cause to celebrate. The predicted outcome from the 2014 World Cup Brazil video game says that Germany will defeat host-country Brazil to win the World Cup, with the final scoreline being 2-1.
The winning goal was scored by Miroslav Klose in a late substitution.
The simulation was run with all 32 teams in the tournament, deciding winners and losers from each bracket. If you’re wondering how the United States did – they did about as well as most people expected, or perhaps slightly better, earning three ties, but failing to move on from their bracket (which included Germany, Portugal, and Ghana).
EA’s simulations have been surprisingly accurate, as they have selected eight of the past 10 Super Bowl winners. They also correctly picked Spain to win in the 2010 World Cup, showing their prowess for predicting sporting outcomes to be, at the very least, on par with with Paul the Octopus.