Football is a sport that is played eleven against eleven, and before the competition, it is "Fifa" who finds the winner.
If Argentina was crowned Sunday by winning a final with twists and turns against the Blues in Lusail, the famous video game had seen it right by crowning Lionel Messi and his partners even before the kick-off of the first match of this World Cup in Qatar.
And this, by simulating the 64 matches of the competition in the latest installment of the football simulation.
In a note published on his site, the publisher of "Fifa 23" explained that the Albiceleste had won this virtual World Cup.
A well-felt prediction, and not a first.
In 2018, the version of the time of “Fifa” had announced upstream the coronation of the Blues.
Ditto with the Germans in 2014 and the Spaniards in 2010. A very good series, confirmed by this Argentinian success in the Gulf.
Messi finished top scorer in the game
But if we salute the gifts of divination of the video game on this point, we can also look at the errors.
Indeed, Argentina dominated Brazil (1-0) in the final of this simulation, where Neymar and his partners took the door in the quarter-finals in Qatar.
France took third place in the competition.
In the simulation of “Fifa 23”, Lionel Messi finished top scorer in the World Cup with eight goals and scoring the only goal of the final against Seleçao.
However, if the Pulga scored well in the final, it is Kylian Mbappé who completes this World Cup with the title of best director with eight goals, including a hat-trick during this final meeting.
But “Fifa 23” had also been right in predicting that Lionel Messi would be voted the best player in the competition and his teammate Emiliano Martinez best goalkeeper.
Overall, pretty realistic.