The Fifa World Cup in Qatar is moments away and as the excitement builds to the largest sporting event on the planet every country wonders how far their team can get in the competition. Well through the use of AI we may have the answer and surprisingly it’s not from a supercomputer, but the source has correctly guessed the winner for the last three world cups.
That’s right the video game Fifa has correctly guessed the tournament winners for the 2010, 2014 and 2018 World Cups and now it’s been put to the test to make it four in a row, by loading all 64 matches in and simulating the outcome so we now know the most likely winner in December will be…
After performing all the simulations the final game was decided by a single goal by superstar Lionel Messi as he and the Argentinians were up against rivals Brazil in a hard-fought match to secure the ultimate trophy.
It doesn’t end there, Lionel Messi is also predicted to take out the golden boot award ahead of Depay and Mbappe with 6 each to finish the tournament with 8 goals.
He’ll also pick up the Golden Ball for being the tournament’s best player which would be a bit of a no-brainer having achieved the other accolades
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Now you can take this with a grain of salt, but considering the software has predicted the winner for the previous three comps, I’m starting to see a pattern.
It won’t stop me celebrating the Australia games and hoping for a good cup run even though the group is not what we wanted, but that’s football.