EA turned its crystal gaze to the other kind of football by offering predictions for the 2014 World Cup, which begins next week. Using the 2014 FIFA World Cup engine, EA simulated the sportsballs and came up with a win for Germany against tournament holders Brazil. As for Team USA, the boys didn't even make it out of the group stage.

The Germans ran out 2-1 winners to put a dampener on Brazi's samba, with 35-year old sub Miroslav Klose scoring the crucial goal. If that sounds unlikely, EA genuinely has good form for this kind of thing. Madden sims predicted 8 of the last 11 Super Bowl winners and the 2010 World Cup game correctly picked Spain as eventual champions.

On the other hand, EA did predict a close 31-28 win for the Denver Broncos in this year's Bowl, with reality proving just a little different. Also, it thought England would reach the World Cup semi-finals in 2010. Speaking as an Englishman, I could've told you that was a mission so laughably impossible Tom Cruise would've shirked it.
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