Virtual Play Has Germany Winning World Cup

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GUILDFORD, UK – Electronic Arts has predicted that Germany will win the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil .



EA SPORTS 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil on the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system, EA was able to simulate the 2014 FIFA World Cup and test all 32 teams under the same conditions they will face in the weeks ahead in Brazil. 

It was determined that Germany will defeat Brazil 2-1 (extra time) at the Estádio do Maracanã on July 13 to win the country’s fourth FIFA World Cup, becoming the first European nation to win the FIFA World Cup on South American soil. 

Four years ago, EA SPORTS accurately predicted that Spain would prevail as the tournament champions. Should fans disagree with the predicted result, they can make their own FIFA World Cup predictions using the new EA SPORTS FIFA World Cup interactive bracket available at www.easports.com/uk/2014-fifa-world-cup/interactive-bracket. Alternatively, fans looking to follow the tournament can print the EA SPORTS 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil tournament bracket.


EA SPORTS 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: Brazil team lineup in their away kit.


EA SPORTS 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, the officially licensed videogame of the World Cup, predicted the following outcomes:

World Champion: Germany

World Cup Final: Germany 2 Brazil 1 (extra time)

Golden Boot winner: Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior (Brazil), 6 goals

Golden Ball winner: Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior

Best Goal: Andrés Iniesta vs. England

EA SPORTS 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: Brazil versus Mexico, with an over-the-back header.

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.

Germany’s path to FIFA World Cup glory included a tight 2-1 quarter-final victory over Argentina and a 5-4 penalty shootout semi-final win over defending champions Spain. Brazil’s journey to the final included a come-from-behind 4-3 penalty shootout win against Uruguay and a 1-0 semi-final win over Portugal, where a late Neymar goal was the difference. 


EA SPORTS 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: Australia versus The Netherlands, as the keeper clears the ball.


EA SPORTS 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil simulation results:

Final

Brazil 1 - 2 Germany (ET)

 

3rd Place Game  

Portugal 1 - 3 Spain

Semi Finals  

Brazil 1 - 0 Portugal

Spain 0 - 0 Germany (Germany 5-4 pens)

Quarter Finals  

Brazil 2 - 2 Uruguay (Brazil 4-3 pens)

Portugal 4 - 3 Nigeria

England 0 - 2 Spain

Germany 2 - 1 Argentina

Round of 16

Brazil 3 - 1 Netherlands

Ivory Coast 2 - 3 Uruguay 

France 0 - 1 Nigeria

Portugal 2 - 0 Russia

Spain 3 - 1 Mexico

England 1 - 1 Columbia (England 4-3 pens)

Argentina 2 - 0 Ecuador

Belgium 1 - 2 Germany 

In EA SPORTS 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, fans can experience all the fun, excitement and drama of football’s greatest event. EA SPORTS 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil was developed at EA Canada in Vancouver and is available for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles. 



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