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EA's FIFA predicts Germany to win Brazil World Cup

EA's 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil games has predicted that Germany will win the real thing, following a 32-match simulation test.

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It follows confirmation that the FIFA 14 World Cup modes have launched on all formats. Have you tried them yet?

Eurogamer reports that yesterday, EA Sports ran a simulation test that saw each of the 32 teams playing each other as they will during the Brazil tourney next week.

Germany emerged victorious after besting Brazil 2-1 after extra time, during the final match at the Estádio do Maracanã. The actual final takes place July 13.

EA has written an account of the simulated final to show you how it went down:

"In the EA SPORTS simulation, the Final itself was an epic battle as Brazil squared off against Germany in a repeat of the 2002 World Cup Finals. The Brazilian 'samba boys' got off to an impressive start, overwhelming Germany with their skill, speed and free-flowing football.

The early pressure paid off as Neymar found space behind the German backline and beat Manuel Neuer one-on-one, making him the tournament's top scorer in the process (6 goals). As the game continued, the resilient Germans settled down and began to find their rhythm.

Late in the match, Per Mertesacker would equalize for Germany with a towering header from a well-delivered Mesut Özil corner. Brazilian dreams of a fairytale finish were crushed in extra-time when substitute Miroslav Klose reacted first to a loose ball and scored from close range, writing himself into the history books as the FIFA World Cup's all-time top scorer (16 goals). With the win, Germany claimed their fourth World Cup."

It's interesting indeed, but it's also worth noting that EA Sports also predicted Spain to win the World Cup four years ago.

Also, England got booted out by Spain 2-0 in a simulated quarter finals.

Scotland didn't even qualify. Excuse me while I sulk a little.

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