Computer boffins pick Spain as winner of World Cup

June 8th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI  

Cesc Fabregas London, Jun 8 (ANI): Spain will lift the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, thanks to goals from David Villa and Cesc Fabregas, where as England will crash out on penalties against Brazil in the semi-finals, according to computer boffins.

Using 1,700 scouts across the globe, EA Sports gave players a rating for various attributes before simulating each of the 64 games that will be played in South Africa.

Experts predict England will beat the USA 2-1 in Saturday’s group opener with Emile Heskey and Wayne Rooney on target, The Sun reports.

Former USA defender Alexi Lalas, who helped launch 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, said: “There is not a lot of disagreement about results. I’d tweak things here or there - including that England result.”

The Americans are tipped to join England in the last 16.

The simulation sees Holland, Italy, France and Germany knocked out in the quarterfinals.

Spain edge out Argentina in the other semi-final - then seal a 3-1 victory against Brazil in the final. (ANI)

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