EA Sports has done it again! The gaming giant has used its FIFA game to predict the winner of the upcoming Women’s World Cup, and the result is in: the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) will take home the trophy after a 4-2 win against Germany in the final.
But let’s not forget that EA Sports’ predictions aren’t always spot on. In 2014, they backed Brazil to reach the final of their home World Cup, only for the Selecao to be humbled 7-1 by eventual winners Germany in the semifinals. And in the same tournament, they predicted that defending champions Spain would finish with a bronze medal after beating Portugal in the third-place playoff, but neither team made it out of their respective groups.
Despite these past hiccups, we can’t help but get excited about EA Sports’ latest prediction. The simulation also saw three forwards top the scoring charts, with the USWNT’s Alex Morgan, Spain’s Alexia Putellas, and Germany’s Alex Popp finishing level with six goals each. Putellas ultimately took home the Golden Boot award thanks to her impressive assist record.
So, will EA Sports’ prediction come true? Only time will tell, but we can’t wait to see how the tournament plays out and if the USWNT will indeed lift the trophy once again.