As the 2022 World Cup approaches, a supercomputer has predicted the outcome of the tournament, and it looks like England may be in for more heartbreak.
Conducted by BCA Research, the experiment sampled matches from the last four World Cups along with the FIFA rankings of the national teams to create its soccer prediction.
Before the World Cup, the Three Lions had a string of winless games – six, to be precise – but (luckily for them) those games are not part of the investigation.
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Despite this, the supercomputer believes history will repeat itself as England are expected to reach the semi-finals as they did in their previous World Cup campaign at Russia 2018 and Euro 2020.
But this time, research suggests they were beaten on penalties by Portugal, which was echoed when England were beaten by Portugal in the quarter-finals in a game in which Wayne Rooney was sent off in the second half of the Copa del Rey. World of 2006 was eliminated. Cristiano Ronaldo’s infamous wink.
To reach the quarter-finals, BCA Research believes that England will win their Group (B) and beat Senegal in the round of 16 and then win against Mexico in the quarter-finals.
Although Portugal is expected to advance to the final on December 18, there will be no celebrations for Ronaldo as the supercomputer predicts his team will be beaten by Argentina.
While recent games such as their 34-game unbeaten run are not part of the investigation, the country’s past performances in World Cups and FIFA rankings have put it at the top.
Also, what’s even more exciting is the prospect of fans seeing football legends Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo square off in a major tournament final, especially since Messi has said this will be his last season in the Copa del Rey. World.
We’ll probably have to wait and see if the supercomputer’s predictions come true when the World Cup kicks off in Qatar on November 20.
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