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For the fourth time in a row, the FIFA video game properly picks the World Cup winner.

2022-12-20  Sophia Zackary

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EA Sports properly projected Argentina as the global champion and bullseye its previous four predictions in what may be the publisher's final dance with FIFA's World Cup.

FIFA 23 was used to simulate the World Cup. It correctly predicted the winner but made errors on a few minor points. Argentina defeated France on penalties against France on Sunday in the actual World Cup following a thrilling 3-3 tie in regulation and extra time. According to EA, Brazil would be the country to lose (although it did have France third). In addition, against what FIFA had projected, Kylian Mbappe of France had to score a historic hat trick in the championship game to surpass Lionel Messi's record of 11 goals in the competition.

As predicted by FIFA 23 on November 8 and winning the Golden Ball for the greatest player for the second time in history, Messi, 35, won the World Cup. As a result, we'll declare that overall, EA Sports won this contest. Or another term that Americans only use to talk about soccer, like they do when there is an implied understanding.

EA Sports selected Spain properly for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, Germany for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, and France for the 2018 FIFA World Cup (with FIFA 18).

After the release of the most recent version of the international best-seller, Electronic Arts and FIFA will part ways, concluding a 30-year collaboration. The following version won't have any of FIFA's trademarks or insignia and is anticipated in the early fall. It will be known as EA Sports FC.

They wouldn't be required for another four years when North America will host the following World Cup competition. FIFA said it was "working with publishers, studios, and investors on the development of [a] major new simulation football title for 2024" in a statement released in May.

2022-12-20  Sophia Zackary