If you're a Messi and Argentina fan, you'll love this. A supercomputer has predicted Argentina to win the 2022 World Cup.
But not just that, the AI machine predicts that Argentina will defeat Ronaldo's Portugal on penalties at the Lusail Stadium in Doha. According to BCA Research's experiment, England will lose to Portugal in a penalty shoot-out in the 2022 World Cup semi-finals.
The supercomputer calculated results from the last four World Cups (192 group stage games and 64 knockout rounds) and simulated the existing national team's FIFA rankings to obtain the results. The machine also aggregated player statistics from EA Sports FIFA 2023.
Note that EA Sports also conducted its own simulation using FIFA 23, with Argentina lifting the World Cup trophy.
Computer foresees epic showdown between Messi and Ronaldo
How the supercomputer pits the two legends of the game at the final in their last World Cups sounds nearly impossible. But who doesn't want to see it?
“After much deliberation, we believe that when all is said and done, Argentina and Lionel Messi will be the ones to lift the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar,” the BCA research stated in its publication called The Most Important Of All Unimportant Forecasts 2nd Edition: 2022 FIFA World Cup.
“How confident are we about our choice for winner? While we are happy with our pick, Argentina will face many close games throughout the group stage with the final being essentially a coin. Thus their probability to win the World Cup stands at 7% even as favorites.”
Should Messi win the World Cup, Champions League, and Ligue 1, he'll undoubtedly be on his way to winning the Ballon d'Or for a record 8th time. He already has a remarkable 15 goals and 12 assists in just 18 matches for PSG this term.